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Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Image: Bob O'Hara, 30 March 2010 [larger view]

This was the sunset as photographed from the windows of the flat where I live in Frankfurt am Main. Don't you wish you could be here too, drinking a nice syrah and eating some of the Karotten-ingwer Suppe that I am preparing at this very moment?

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By Texas Reader (not verified) on 30 Mar 2010 #permalink

Beautiful picture, makes me homesick for Germany... uh, you CAN be homesick for a place you were in for only three weeks last year, can't you? :)

Having a nice Shiraz, thanks, but I do not want cookies in my soup. Had sausages tonight instead, and thought of Hannover. Sometimes minds run semi-sorta in the same groove, isn't that cool? :)

By speedwell (not verified) on 30 Mar 2010 #permalink

indeed, spring is here. i am having a great time learning the birdsongs as i walk around the city. i am truly impressed with how similar the blackbird's song is to that of the american robin .. yes, i know they are closely-related .. but as i listen to blackbirds sing, i wonder if anyone out there could distinguish which species sings the songs .. i am hoping to get some decent recordings to share with you so you can help me answer that question.

oh, no cookies in karotten-ingwer suppe .. just heavenly good vegetarian yumminess with a touch of the south pacific!

Yes, the carrot soup sounds good. But I prefer it without the ginger. One of my most favorite German foods: a pair of genuine Frankfurters from one of the top-notch meat companies in the surrounding area. And even more than that: a fresh, delicious pound of Aufschnitt, only available in Germany. (I leave the translation of this word to the investigation of any interested readers of this comment.)

Bob O'Hara, as to your emotion-evoking picture: Having lived four miles to the south of Franfurt in Neu-Isenburg continuously from 1934 to 1951, and having spent many wonderful hours in the leaf- and needle-forests of that area, I can firmly attest that your photo is a great reminder of how beautiful this small part of the world actually is.

Most GIs who where stationed anywhere near there (U.S. zone of occupation) during the postwar years have told me how much they like Germany, and particularly the German people â then and now. Thank you, Bob. HGM.

I'm really envious of your view. It must be great to be up high enough to get a real sense of space.

Thank you for your kind words, ragmanic. I'm glad I brought back some good memories for you.

SimonG - the space was enhanced by having to lean out of the window. Not fun as I suffer from vertigo, but the pics were worth it.