Roland's Picture Blog 2018

Christmas markets

Today we did two christmas markets in just one day. The first in Frankfurt and the second in Neu-Anspach.

Lipsticks Römerberg Carousel Nikolausmarkt


A late autumn visit to the Palmengarten Frankfurt.

Amber Aloiampelos Flower Dahlia Flower Storchschnabel Poppy Rose

New oldtown

The feast for the opening of the new oldtown in Frankfurt happened on a beatiful sunny day.

House Artwork Houses Jewelry

Zoo Frankfurt

A day at the zoo in Frankfurt.

Tiger Helmkasuar Nashorn Hornvogel

Bad Homburger Laternenfest 2018

Best summer weather made this years Laternenfest a great experience.

Kettenkarussell Karussell Umzug Königin

A day in cologne

Visiting Flora, a botanical garden, and the cathedral.

Squirrel Fetthenne Flora Cathedral

Summer vacation 2018 II Danube

The second part of our summer vacation was a river cruise on the Danube. The cruise started in Passau and stops were in Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava and Dürnstein before reaching Passau again. On the way back home we stopped in Ulm, which is another town along the Danube river.

Danube Sunset Schönbrunn Esztergom Visegrád Liberty Castle Parliament Bastion Gellert Castle Matthiaskirche Budapest Bratislava Sunset Sunset Dürnstein Minster Blautopf Rathaus

Summer vacation 2018 I Munich

Our summer vacation started with some days in Munich.

Fountain Sunset Nymphenburg Swan Palace Chandelier Coaches Marienplatz Echinacea Chameleon Hare Marmot Museum Flash Munich Monopteros


In June summer started and created a lot of blooming.

Rhododendron Flowering Margerite Cornflower Chamomile Neu-Anspach Butterflies Ackerwinde

Roses and lights

In June this years Rose and Lights Festival in the Palmengarten was celebrated. Of cause the Palmengarten has to offer much more flowers than roses.

Seerose Dragonfly Sonnenhut Flower Dragonfly Agapanthus Delosperma Salvia

Tiger, Lions and more

In May very cute Lion cubs were born at the Frankfurt Zoo. At our first attempt to see them they were not ready for the public but we had some nice action from the tiger. A day or so after the lion cubs wer able to stay the crowds we very lucky to see them at our second attempt.

Tiger Tiger Meerkat Monkey Lizard Dragonfly Hippopotamus Lions Lion Lion Lions Rhea

Zoo Cologne

In May we did our yearly visit to the Zoo of Cologne as they have a nice Hippo pool.

Crocodile Pigeon Fluffy Rotohrbülbül Sleeping Apple Feeding Mongoose

Flowers, flowers, flowers

Spring is here and came with a lot of flowers. To spice it up a bit we also visited the Palmengarten, one of the two botanical gardens in Frankfurt and had some fun at the night of the museums.

Lavendelheide Traubenhyazinthe Tulip Lamprocapnos Rose Wüstenrose Fairy Iris Spinnenblume Flowers Blue Holbeinsteg Gänseblümchen

Flowers & Kurpark

Spring is here and flowers are everywhere. The Kurpark in Bad Homburg showcases some of them.

Crocus Crocus Squill Lungwort Rose Chapel Elisabeth Magnolia


A sunny day at the zoo.

Panda Impala Anemonen Nasenbär

Frankfurt lights

In winter the nights are long and the Palmengarten starts the year with illuminating the botanical garden during night time. A bit later the Luminale illuminates the city with several projects.

Winterlichter Winterlichter Oper Römer

Snow in the Palmengarten

Palms are usually located at warm regions. In March we had snow and it covered the palms at the Palmengarten in Frankfurt. The orchid exhibition was affected but the part in the glass house could be visited.

Snow Orchid Orchid Orchid Flower Lollipop Crocus White


Silver Wedding Anniversary! 25 years!

Prefecture Arc de Triomphe Eiffelturm Sainte-Chapelle Sainte-Chapelle Dome Louvre Avenue Chandelier Galerie Jellyfish Eiffelturm

Pictures 2017 and older

Pictures taken during 2017 or older

Drops Städel Sunset Cornflower Sunset Tube Eye Tower Silene Hibiscus Rostkatze Daylily Furama Temple Dragon Lake HaLong Hanoi Sunset Monal Lantern Iris Fossa Sarracenia

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