Wednesday, 24 March 2010
FuFu Birthday Part Two
FuFu Live in Frankfurt - Part Twelve
29th Birthday - 22nd March 2010
Officially, FuFu is now twenty nine years old.
After getting up from my comfy bed on the first day of my 29th year, i anticipated kicking off the first trip to Wiesbaden, the capital of the Federal state of Hesse which is located thirty minutes away from Frankfurt by train. Wiesbaden is a historic spa city which has catered to people from countries near and far for many centuries.
Wiesbaden Hauptbahnhof (Wiesbaden Main Railway Station).
It was built between 1904 and 1906.
A pocket park situated just in front of Wiesbaden railway station.
Once i had arrived the city, i passed by a pocket park in front of the railway station before heading to the core of the town. I heard birds chirping, saw the squirrels chasing each other, spotted Spring flowers blooming and people enjoying the sun everywhere. Spring is in the air, finally on my birthday.
Spring is in the air! Hehehe
FuFu wanna be the purple flower, standing out among the rest.
Growing stronger, tougher and better.
Several days later, the country will in the blooming season.
The parks in Germany are all very inviting. Gotta visit more often!
Guess what building is this? You have three seconds.
It's a casino, named Kurhaus, situated next to Kurpark.
Wiesbaden was famous for gambling too. The Kurhaus casino has reopened and now rivalled those casinos located throughout the country. It's an imposing building with a massive Ionic portico and behind the Kurhaus extends the well groomed Kurpark.
Not only you, FuFu thought it was museum or city hall or library, etc.
Later FuFu moved on to Kurpark.
FuFu spent some times at the park.
Enjoying the blue sky, cool wind, Spring air, and sun.
After that, FuFu started snapping the flowers.
It's absolutely nice laying on the grass.
Then FuFu headed to the centre of the historical town.
The busy shopping street that packed with people.
The Schloßplatz (Palace Square) at Markstraße (Market Street).
The Schloßplatz (Palace Square) that situated in the center of the city is surrounded by several outstanding buildings - Market Church, City Hall, Ducal Palace, etc. It also a main pedestrian area at the core of the city where shops line the street and alleys, and mostly closed off to cars the whole day. It's pretty comfortable and relaxed to walk around this old town. I didn't really explore the town but rather enjoy strolling around, window shopping and taking pictures.
And saw a magnificent church from the narrow pedestrian street.
The majestic Marktkirche (Market church).
This neo-Gothic steeple dominates the center of Wiesbaden.
An important historical building. (Had forgotten its name.)
The Palace Square.
Typical German square - church, buildings, shops and open space.
Wiesbaden Rathaus (Town Mayor Hall) built in 1886.
The two towers of the Rathaus with nice pinnacles.
It's around six in the evening. Gotta take the train back to Frankfurt.
Happy 29th Birthday to FuFu. Got a muffin from a German bakery.
Also got a 50% off blueberry doughnut at 7.30pm. Lucky!
"... happy birthday to FuFu.... make a wish..."
And dinner was ABC soup (potato + tomato + carrot + chicken).
Yummy yummy. Loved the dessert!
FuFu had prepared the soup in the morning before he left.
It was a very nice birthday feast.
Who said one's birthday has to be celebrated with friends and family? Well franking speaking, it should be. Anyway anyway, i am away from home and will be celebrating my birthday later on Friday with my coursemates, so i decided to have a solo short trip on my 29th birthday. It's not bad celebrating the day which is belong to me quietly. Loved to spend the time alone for pondering, reflecting back things and gratitude to what i have in my life.
A loser? Shut up! You certainly don't know how to enjoy life. It can be fully utilised if you found the correct direction. Used to surrounded by friends and family since 1981, but at least now i know how it tasted like on my 29th. I totally enjoyed it. Again, happy birthday FuFu. Wish you all the best. Dreams come true. Stay healthy. Be happy.
Hey, it's just a number! FuFu doesn't look like 29 years old. Right?
Love the smiles. Be happy always FuFu!
FuFu birthday coincides with spring, a time when all comes alive again, renewed and refreshed for a new year, another four seasons full of hope! What a good omen for the birthday boy FuFu! - from Kenny -