One of the common responses we get when people learn that we now live in Frankfurt is:
“Boring. It’s just an urban jungle”
Fortunately, they are so wrong.
There are places in Frankfurt where we can chill out too. Even high-flying bankers need a break! And I didn’t have to travel far to enjoy some serenity this morning. In fact, I went to the Palm Garden which is smacked right in the middle of the city. Don’t be fooled by its name; there are also various flowers and cacti in the garden.
Unfortunately I only had a couple of hours to spare this morning as I had an appointment with the Immigration Office in the afternoon. The Palm Garden is really huge and pretty. I recommend people to visit when the weather is good and if you have 2-3 hours to spare. There are also plenty of benches around and even chaise longues for you to sit down and enjoy a good book.
I wanted to visit the Palm Garden after reading posts on The Little Leaf. Alana draws really awesome pictures of flowers and leafs and you should check them out! I’ve always wished I could draw (everyone in my family can draw except me) but for some reason I just can’t. Also, I’ve been looking at photos taken by my friend Wei Zhong (find his portfolio at Truphotos) and they are BRILLIANT pictures. One great thing I learnt from Wei Zhong’s works is that we can approach objects from various perspectives. And there I was in Palm Garden snapping away (unprofessionally!).
I do love taking pictures of flowers although I must admit that I NEVER find out what their names are. I just enjoy capturing their details.
I would love to visit the Palm Garden again with Daniel. He couldn’t make it today since he was at work (or so I hope!). I guess it’s a blessing in disguise that I didn’t have enough time to explore it all today!
I truly enjoyed my little green adventure today. What have you been up to this summer? Let me know if you’ve been visiting any gardens. I would be very interested to see your pictures and what you have to say about them!