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We headed to Wiesbaden on a regional express train. Our quick two hour ride took us alongside the Rhein where we got to see colorful little houses and wineries where the vineyards were planted straight up the mountains behind the house. There were also many castles along the way that stuck out against the green of the forests and hills.
Was taking photos on the streets near the Christmas Markets when I was approached by another photographer, asking me whether I am using the X-E1. We chatted for sometime and turns out he's a pro with a history of M6s and was carrying 2 XPro1s with different lenses. He gave me some tips on where best to shoot the night markets. Lucky, really, as It turned out where I was was t the main Xmas markets at all. The night would have been very different I didn't have my X-E1 with ...
... Also, I had my first currywurst in FIVE (5) years!! that was so exciting.
I walked aimlessly getting a feel of the city and stumbled upon the city center.
There were several really good looking delicatessen, that had open windows selling different forms of sausages. I was in heaven.
Oh I also found an Apple Store - they are every where and made me feel safe in a foreign city.
There's something wrong about that.
Yet so right.
Thats right, a dead body right in front of where I needed to go - the Five Elements Hostel in Frankfurt, at 730am after a 12 hour flight.
How is that for a "Welcome to Frankfurt" moment.
That by itself doesn't bother me, what shocked me was the amount of police cars around... it seemed the police was a bit shocked too; ...
We moved to Wiesbaden a few months ago and have been very busy. Between work, dealing with the boys, and unpacking we haven't had much time to explore our new surroundings. Our first excursion was to the Russian Orthodox church called St. Elizabeth's. It was built in 1847 by Duke Aldolf when Elizabeth Mikhailovna, his 19 year old wife and Grand Duchess of Russia, died. They had married when she was 18. Sadly, she died during childbirth, ...