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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; ...
... it also hosts Knight's Tournaments and dinner event (which they were having while we were there - we totally crashed a castle party).
When we got in the car the boys had so much energy that we decided to visit the neighboring Alsbach Castle before heading the rest of the way home. Schloss Alsbach, formerly Schloss Bickenbach was a fortress castle. It was built by the Lords of Bickenbach in the 1200's. I can't find much information on ...
... I got Mr Pedantic and he couldn't find my entry stamp to the European union –Heathrow - and gets grumpy in the search) then down another tunnel which divided at various points......this is all at pace BUT I made it with 5 minutes to spare in time to see the flight is delayed by an hour! Note to self though – if transiting through Frankfurt in future allow PLENTY of time.
At this point in time I am worried for Sue as I had nearly an hour ...