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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Frankfurt Dresses up for the World Cup

As Hamish pointed out recently in Foreign in Frankfurt, Frankfurt is dressing up the Riverfront for the World Cup. I missed the projections to which he referred, but they do still have at least one large likeness up on the skyline.

That reddish rectangular structure in the middle of the River is a giant Phillips television display, with a series of bleachers being set up on the north side for viewing.

And all along the banks you will find various vendors, most certainly for beer and wursts.

And yes, as noted here a few weeks ago, they finally unveiled the Dom. Still not the best angle here, but getting there.


Anonymous Hamish said...

Sweet pic. What's up with that ferris wheel? Is that supposed to be a really, really weak version of the London Eye?

8:28 AM, June 07, 2006  
Blogger Maribeth said...

Sounds like Frankfurt is coming alive! We have Motorcycle Week here next week! Then it becomes a zoo here for 10 days. Woo-hoo!

12:04 PM, June 07, 2006  
Blogger Haddock said...

Frankfurt could kind of get interesting with the ammount of English fans that are expected there this weekend for the match against Paraguay. I was thinking of coming down to watch the game on the big screen in the river, but I'll probably stay at home with the family and watch it on TV :)

5:36 AM, June 08, 2006  

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