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sunfly
February 17th, 2004, 05:45 AM
Here is the skyline of Frankfurt/Main,
named " Mainhattan " :wink:
http://www.fs-sunrise.de/image/ffm.jpg

Patrick
February 17th, 2004, 01:28 PM
Looks good, but trust me, Frankfurt is so fake. You get a very good impression of Frankfurt approaching the airport from east. They have about five towers and then there is just forrest. They have a beautiful old downtown scenery but those towers and the word 'Mainhattan' are so fake. :lol:

Patrick

sunfly
February 17th, 2004, 05:00 PM
So is it ! Its a good picture but a big fake. When you stay one day
in new york you know it. The word mainhattan is embarrassing
for me. Small town with big name. I live only 70 km south
and know this.:wink:

JCDJ
March 4th, 2004, 11:29 PM
Sounds cool to me. Office towers, historic downtown and forest in one area, I love how diverse that sounds. But why would an independent successful city like that in another country want to coin a name similar to Manhattan? That just doesn't make sense to me.

thomasjfletcher
June 2nd, 2004, 04:11 PM
It's a pun on the fact that it has skyscrapers and it"s on the river Main (hence Frankfurt am Main). Mainhattan, ja, funny!
It's a beautiful city (compared to anything here...) but the skyscrapers do make it strangely soulless and it sits uncomfortably in its European setting.

http://www.labellepoque.de/offenb/of-berliner239f.jpg

http://www.labellepoque.de/offenb/of-goethe20.jpg

http://www.labellepoque.de/offenb/of-luisen5e.jpg

Some pics from Offenbach, in its suburbs.