The 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair: Costumes on Sunday

The final day of the Frankfurt Book Fair is also the most colorful. With a cosplay competition on Sunday afternoon, the Fair fills with people in incredible costumes, giving the scene a comic-con vibe. From the princesses of Frozen to Pokemon to comic book heroes to evening wear made from the pages of books, it [...]

By | October 20th, 2015|Current Events, Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt Book Fair|Comments Off on The 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair: Costumes on Sunday

The 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair: Day Three

The Gourmet Gallery at the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair. Photo c Nicolette Stewart The Gourmet Gallery at the Frankfurt Book Fair is home to cookbook exhibits, cooking demonstrations, and--most fun of all--samples and taste tests. Though when left to my own devices I focus on novels while I am at the fair, on [...]

By | October 19th, 2015|Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt Book Fair|Comments Off on The 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair: Day Three

At the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair: Day Two

Frankfurt Book Fair 2015. Photo copyright Nicolette Stewart How many kilometers have I walked in the past two days? More than I would probably believe. Just exploring one hall at the Frankfurt Book Fair would fill a day's Fitbit, I'm sure of it. And I walked three. Excuse me while I go take [...]

By | October 15th, 2015|Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt Book Fair|Comments Off on At the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair: Day Two

At the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair: Day One

Today we have quite a few photos to share, but they won't be wordless (tune in again next Wednesday for your usual Wordless Wednesday post). In fact, every single one of the pictures we want to show you today is all about words. Words, printed on paper, and on display at the Frankfurt Book Fair [...]

By | October 14th, 2015|Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt Book Fair|Comments Off on At the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair: Day One

Here Comes the Frankfurt Book Fair!

The Frankfurt Book Fair 2014. Photo copyright Nicolette Stewart The Frankfurt Book Fair is all about presentation, spectacle, promotion, and celebration. On Sunday you won’t want to miss the cosplay competition that fills the halls with colorful, eye-catching costumes (this is the best day to come with kids as Saturday can be prohibitively [...]

By | October 12th, 2015|Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt Book Fair, General|Comments Off on Here Comes the Frankfurt Book Fair!

Celebrate 25 Years of German Unity With Ottmar Hörl’s Unity Man

Ampelmännchen displayed at the Frankfurt Römer in Ottmar Hörl's installation Overcoming Boundaries. Photo copyright Nicolette Stewart Ottmar Hörl's installation Overcoming Boundaries was commissioned as part of the celebration of the 25-year anniversary of German Reunification.  The statues, which are 38-centimeters tall and made of light, weather-resistant plastic, are intended as symbols for Germany's [...]

By | September 22nd, 2015|Frankfurt am Main, General, German Culture|Comments Off on Celebrate 25 Years of German Unity With Ottmar Hörl’s Unity Man