Dear friends and Bad Homburg readers,
happy Easter to all of you at first! It is a special way of celebrating this year, and religion and spirituality get more into to foreground.
Another „nearly real travel report“ also today, as my daily bicycle ride was to Eschborn and Kronberg with some walk around Kronberg.
First action of the day was my offer to our „donation fence“ of some cake Easter bunnies, chocolate, jam and, as weather was warm, some soda water. It is important to think of the poorest, who are caught by the crisis even much harder than we. So also some people in nearby Rödelheim districts, reminding with banners and posters to the unbearable situation of refugees in the Greek camps or to the victims of racist murder at Hanau in February.
Eschborn with its large office towns direct at Frankfurt borders – which are now deserted by the holidays and will be less busy also after. The other Eschborn is a quiet suburb – squirrels welcoming by entering and also saying good-bye to me when leaving at Niederhöchstadt. Eschenplatz (Ash square) as the main place of the town with church, ash tree and the local Westerbach in a deep ditch with walls.
Memory of my recent exhibition of some photos at a local optician and one of my nicest colleagues living at Eschborn. So some better personal relation than between the cities of Frankfurt, who have a long history of battles with each other. Armed knights in Middle Ages, economic competition for best tax-payers in recent times.
If you miss travelling to palm beaches this year – enjoy a walk or bicycle ride to Niederhöchstadt ! There are some palms at a garden and in the courtyard of a hotel named „Bommersheim“. Nearby an armchair in front of a flower-store, decorated with flowers and an Easter basket an a sign „We will sit it out – TOGETHER“. Beside a pharmacy shows three most beautiful young women, symbolizing some herbs, fighting for you against cough. May be, some specialists can find a way to engage them also against the pandemic! 🙂
Getting uphill to Kronberg. The place is familiar by many excursions in the past, and I like the nice old city very much. Mall decorated with big colorful Easter bunnies and eggs. I discover a tailor´s shop offering washable masks, cheaper and easier to handle than the Frankfurt models. Okay, just simple white – but easy handling is most important. So I will order tomorrow some other set of masks for one week. Bad Homburg city does best: They offer at least one mask for each of their citizen ! 🙂
Locking my bike and walking by the old city. To the downside part, opposite the castle, where I have rarely been. So I feel as on my usual long-distance journeys, walking up and down the stairs of some medieval Provence town. Indeed, La Lavandou in French Provence is one of Kronberg´s twin towns.
Beautiful Easter decorations, more than in busy city of Frankfurt and a sign at a garden gate „Beware of the fighting dog! It´s fighting with its overweight.“
Cats are more popular at Kronberg. I remember meeting cats there several times, also today. A black and white cat approaching meowing and allows for a moment to pet it, when I get down. But it´s busy after a moment as a red cat is approaching, hiding down under a car, coming forward slowly. Great encounter at one of the car´s tires – keeping distance as we human, but much less then the recommended 2 meters. 🙂
7 p.m. – time to think of a take-away-dinner. Most restaurants are closed here over Waster, but I find an Italian pizzeria, where I order a dorade fish with vegetables, which I eat at a lonely corner of nearby park.
So long for today. Keep healthy and keep your courage.
God, Jahwe, Allah, Buddha or to whom you believe, bless you.
We are all ONE!