Sometimes I take a notebook, sit on a bench, and write.
Here are a few photos I've taken over the past couple years.
|Palmengarten and the entrance building|
|Spring bulbs. The lawns are filled with color during April and May|
|An autumn view of the lake. A waterfall is to the left and underneath is a cavern.|
|Flower in front of one of the garden halls|
|Rowboats on a lake in Palmengarten|
|Small greenhouse--this is one of the smallest in Palmengarten. Most greenhouses are very large halls.|
|One of the many statues that are carefully placed in the gardens.|
|Palmenhouse--one of the large buildings filled with plants. This one is filled with tropical plants. The ceiling is about 40 feet above the floor.|
I also enjoy seeing the various birds and their babies. Most are waterfowl (such as swans, ducks, moorhens, geese--brown European geese and bar-headed geese, and a heron) but there are also many other birds including blackcaps, pigeons, crows, magpies, dunnocks and more. I've also seen rooks while walking to the gardens.
Here are two bird photos:
|Bar-headed geese in Palmengarten. (They are stunningly beautiful.)|
|Gray Heron at the lake. Normally these turtles don't have to share their sunny log. The other side of the lake has rowboats and paddle boats.|
Sometimes after I walk through the gardens with my family, we drop by Siesmayer (restaurant/cafe/confectionary shop) and buy some treats. I highly recommend visiting Siesmayer if you are ever in Frankfurt!
The box has plastic windows: brilliant marketing!
My favorite is the chocolate framboise--a gluten free chocolate-raspberry cake, with a pistachio on top! Yum! I'll miss this when I move away.
A few more of their desserts.