Römer

Römer

Frankfurt’s medieval city hall, the Roemer, pictured yesterday night, Feb.12. The main building was purchased by the city in the year 1405 and is still in use for various purposes.
(Took this shot at 1.5 sec, f 2.8, 200 asa with my old Sony Nex3 which I bought used and very cheap about two years ago. The 16mm 2.8 lens maybe isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer but it still produces usable pictures most of the time)

Travelling Journeymen

Travelling Journeymen

Three carpenter journeymen in their typical outfit including topper, bundle and hiking pole, walk along a street in the town of Marburg, some 90 kms (52 mls) north of Frankfurt, Dec.19. The tradition of travelling carpenters dates back to medieval times and is still alive, although rarely, in Germany and in France (I believe). It includes travel for at least three years after completing apprenticeship as a craftsman.

Castle Outline

Castle Outline

The outlines of Braunfels (“Brown Rock”) castle are visible in front of a sunset sky above the town of Braunfels (named after the castle), some 70 kms (42 mls) north of Frankfurt, Dec.16. The castle dates back to the 13th century and quite some building work was done over the centuries.