Monday, 9 November 2009
The Next Stage of Life
FuFu Life in Frankfurt - Chapter One
2nd - 11th October 2009
Hey folks, it's been a while since i updated my blog here. Life has been quite busy for me the whole October as i am trying hard to settle down in Frankfurt, Germany as well as adapt totally a new life and learn German. I reached Frankfurt on the 2nd and classes started on the 5th with introduction week and presentations kept eating up my spare time. By the way, i am studying Urban Agglomerations at a graduate school in Frankfurt.
Alright, i just got the laptop from the university ten days ago. I am getting used to the weather here. Hence i think i could start to update my blog very often. I need to manage my time with my assignment well so i could share everything that happens here in Frankfurt with you guys. Anyway before i go into details, please have a look of those pictures taken during my first week in Germany.
Round tour of the redevelopment areas around Frankfurt city centre.
Römer, one of the important historical landmarks in Frankfurt.
FuFu and his coursemates.
The redevelopment area of the Eastend Harbour.
Visiting a well known architectural office, Albert Speer & Partner.
A brief introduction of the projects of the company all over the world.
The urban design of the city centre in Abuja, Nigeria.
The master plan concept for an automobile city in Shanghai.
FuFu wish to work in this brilliant company in the future.
The working environment in Germany is perfectly nice.
Ponder if FuFu could be able to work in Germany or not.
Welcome dinner at a typical restaurant in Sachsenhausen, Frankfurt.
We had a big jar of Frankfurt's famous apple wine. Great.
Received roses from the engaged couples outside a church.
The coursemates decided to have a small picnic on one sunny day.
The CBD of Frankfurt, and its skyline along the Rhine river.
FuFu planted the roses where they had picnic.
FuFu's coursemate had bought a bottle of wine.
Bread, wine, cheese, chips, biscuit, corns, coke, beer, etc.
Life in Frankfurt is real great.
FuFu loves wine.
It's nice to have coursemates from all over the world.
From Taiwan, Chille, Iceland, Brazil & Colombia (photographer)
Now, FuFu has friends from every continent on this planet.
It's nice to chat with coursemates with beer.
German beer is delicious but FuFu always gets drunk easily.
Visiting the Roman settlements in Frankfurt with Professor and staff.
FuFu shows off his love to Malaysia even visiting the settlements.
The first field trip was great though it's showering once a while.
Ops, it's Sunday. FuFu heading out to downtown alone.
However all department stores and retail shops are closed.
Sunday is very quiet throughout the country in Germany.
FuFu spotted a futuristic department store - Myzeil at Zeil street.
The roof design makes it one very sustainable shopping mall.
The interior is marvelous.
Even the tourists flocked there visiting its nice architecture.
FuFu spent an hour walking around the dead shopping mall.
It's so much to see and snap pictures even the shops were closed.
Remember to visit Myzeil if you ever come to Frankfurt.
One of the best shopping malls that FuFu loves.
Bet you guys would also love Myzeil.
The escalator that brings one up to his heaven.
It's always handicapped-friendly everywhere in Germany.
Street on Sunday in Frankfurt is quiet and empty.
Next, FuFu moved to another shopping mall.
That's the tallest building in Frankfurt.
The motorcyclists gathered together on this Sunday.
FuFu met up his coursemates after lunch.
It's free to visit Deutsches Achitektur Museum.
Photography is not allowed (taken from the entrance).
Visiting museum is one good activity FuFu likes much.
There's number of museums along the river facing the CBD.
FuFu will explore all the museums during his stay in Frankfurt.
The underground station.
Waiting the train back to the student house.