Category Archives: Germany

Urban birdwatching in Frankfurt — Urbane Vogelbeobachtung in Frankfurt-am-Main

If you follow me on social media, I’ve probably been driving you mad recently with lots of bird pictures. Lots and lots of bird pictures. In order to have them all in the same place – and not just have … Continue reading

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German Reading Project: Die Tribute Von Panem by Suzanne Collins, Chapter 6

A pretty srs bsns chapter here, where Katniss first meets an Avox. It’s kind of tiring to have to follow her constant mistrust in a second language (what if Peeta is bluffing? What if he’s trying to undermine my self-confidence? … Continue reading

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German Reading Project – Die Tribute Von Panem by Suzanne Collins, Chapter 4

(Translated by Sylke Hachmeister and Peter Klöss.) Should hopefully have everything typed up and ready to post by the end of the weekend, but let’s not make promises here. Another double entry! Favourite Hunger Games-themed word: das Pfeilkraut: katniss. I … Continue reading

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Frankfurt Sneak Statistics III – Sn3ak

Here we are again. Another year of OV Sneak Preview – the showing of a random new movie each week at Frankfurt Metropolis cinema. In 2014 and 2015, I collected all the statistics of the films we saw and did … Continue reading

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In praise of… the adverts for Frankfurt’s municipal services

The twenty-first century is a weird time. The word “phone” now refers to small computer that you poke. People can devote themselves full time to swearing at celebrities. And everything needs a brand. Luckily, Frankfurt’s municipal services are more than … Continue reading

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Frankfurt Sneak Preview Stats – The Sequel

Another year, another… year of films? Anyway, here are some stats about the Sneak Preview films we had at Frankfurt Metropolis Cinestar. You can see last year’s here, and compare with what happened this year. Get ready for some movie … Continue reading

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Frankfurt Maths 3: The S-Bahn to St Ives

After weeks of work, the S-Bahn is running properly once more! To celebrate, here’s one of my favourite little maths problems. It’s something I first noticed during the torturously long wait for a Merseyrail train before the timetable improvements. I … Continue reading

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Lego Frankfurt: Hauptwache

Hauptwache! It’s not just a smelly railway station! Back in the days when Frankfurt was its own semi-independent Imperial city state, the Hauptwache and its partner the Konstablerwache (about five minutes walk down Zeil, Frankfurt’s main shopping street) were the … Continue reading

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Lego Frankfurt: Eiserner Steg

Next on our whistlestop tour of Frankfurt in Lego, der Eiserner Steg! The Eiserner Steg (Iron Bridge) is almost certainly Frankfurt’s most famous bridge – it even has a top 10 song named after it. Unfortunately, building it out of … Continue reading

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Lego Galluswarte Turm

Following last week’s S-Wagen, here’s another Frankfurt landmark in Lego form: the Galluswarte!

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