Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: travel

The weather in Frankfurt was a bit warmer than here, but we still had to sit on the tarmac as they de-iced the plane before flying towards The Polar Vortex!!! Not sure that I’ve ever actually watched the process before… I didn’t expect GREEN?!!!

 

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Hanging out at the Frankfurt Airport enchanted by the old-school flight schedule… complete with flipping letters & numbers that change constantly as the schedule gets updated!

Categories: food, travel

All over Frankfurt there are open markets & beautiful displays of food. Beautiful AND yummy!!!

Tons of breads, cheeses, sausages, sandwiches, olives, chocolates and so much more…
including possibly the biggest sausage EVER!!!

Categories: travel

I had a sneak peak of these locks when I went for a run a couple nights prior, but I needed to come back for another look in the daylight… and it was a LOT more impressive! Thousands of locks attached to bridge all the way across!

 

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Categories: garden, travel

The Frankfurt City Ring is a beautiful ribbon of parks & greenways that surround the old city. Along the way you find sculptures, parks, gardens and wonderful old architecture. At one point we stumbled upon the Chinese Garden… which was unfortunately closed for the season, but that didn’t stop me from getting a few good pictures!

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Categories: architecture, travel

While walking around the Frankfurt City Ring, we ran across this beautiful old church… but I was more intrigued by the surrounding walls, tombstones & columbarium. Many of them dating back a long, LONG time ago!!!

Categories: architecture, murals, travel

And while most of the buildings are more classical…
you’ve got to appreciate those that aren’t!!!

Categories: architecture, travel

One of the most beautiful examples of old architecture in Frankfurt is the original Opera House. A beautiful building with great details & craftsmanship. Just one of the many sights along my journey touring around the City Ring.

I even met this adorable couple while taking pictures – and he showed me this great trick for shooting water reflection photos with the camera on my phone.

Categories: architecture, travel

My final day in Frankfurt, and I got to spend the day exploring. No better way to see the sights, hear the sounds and smell the aromas. Loved seeing all of the great architecture throughout the City.

Categories: architecture, travel

It’s always fun to see how a City comes to life and lights up at night.
Beautiful display at the Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof train station.
I love when classic architecture gets a facelift with lighting to bring it to life.