I'm in Europe for work again, for the first time since July last year, back again into the habit of travel photography and exploring new cities and places on the weekends. Only a three week work trip this time, although i'm hoping to visit Berlin for a few days once I'm finished here as well. I'm staying in Essen, and visited friends in Frankfurt my first weekend here before starting work.
I don't enjoy flying half way around the world and going straight to work the next day, it is much better to have a couple days to relax and adjust to the time zone before going to work! So it was good to visit friends to start with, and have a relaxing weekend with good company and food, and also to meet their young son for the first time. Linus and I went for a photowalk into Frankfurt city on the Saturday, but a few of the places we'd hoped to visit were closed and we didn't find a lot of inspiration - but it is still always good to get outside with a camera and practice!
The following day we made a family outing to the neighbouring town of Bad Homburg, which had some interesting sights including an impressive church covered in golden tiles inside which reminded me of the cathedral at Aachen. After some research i found out this is called the 'Neo-Byzantine' style...
We also visited Landgrave Castle and the castle grounds, which were quite interesting with lots of colourful autmmn leaves, that we don't typically see much of in New Zealand. Bad Homburg was quite nice to walk around - not really a tourist destination, but a decent middle-sized (50k pop.) German town, probably a good place to live outside of the big city of Frankfurt.