Thistles grow on the grandstand of the Boellenfalltor soccer stadium in Darmstadt, south of Frankfurt, July 10. Despite the stadium’s run-down state the local soccer club Darmstadt 98 made it into Germany’s second league, or 2. Bundesliga. Renovation of the old arena is now mandatory for obtaining a licence from the German soccer federation.
A man and his dog watch riders making their way up Feldberg mountain just north of Frankfurt, May 1, during an annual cycling race.
The outline of a skier is stuck to a window of Frankfurt’s airport, Feb.4, while a Lufthansa plane ( in retro design) rolls back before taking off to the winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Aboard was the greater part of the German Olympic team.
An elderly nordic walker on a small road near Wiesbaden, some 35 kms (21 mls) west of Frankfurt, early morning, Feb.3.
(Canon 5dIII, 200 asa, 2.8 300mm, 3.2, 1/500sec.)
Two rowers on Main river at daybreak in Frankfurt, Jan.28. There are quite a lot of rowing and canoeing clubs along the river.
Two iceskaters spin during their performance on a very small ice rink inside the Old Opera house in Frankfurt, Nov.2, at the German Sports Press Ball (taken at 1/20 sec).
A scene from the FIFA Women’s Worldcup 2015 soccer qualifying match Germany vs Croatia in Frankfurt, Oct. 30, showing Croatia’s goalie Doris Bacic (left) and German players Alexandra Popp (center) and Annike Krahn (right). Germany won 4-0.
Two women during a training session at armwrestling in Hanau, east of Frankfurt, Sep.24. Swedish-born Camilla Kättsröm (at right) is the current world champion in the 80kg class.
In Bath, July 10.
Riders of the Tour de France cycling race pass the town of Maussanne in southern France, July 4. An interesting experience: People wait for hours to watch the peloton of riders pass by in about 10 seconds – and that’s it.