Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Report from Germany, part I: Frankfurt am Main

Typical landscapes. The first one from the balcony of our hotsts' Book Fair taking place around the tower the highest point of which looks like a pencil, far left.

From the website of the fair:

"At the Fair a record 7,448 exhibitors from 108 countries presented 391,653 titles. Despite the train strikes and Autumn school holiday 283,293 visitors came to the Fair. During the three trade days there were 154,269 visitors – almost one per cent up on the previous year. At the weekend the German-speaking halls were full to capacity with members of the public.

"There has seldom been a Book Fair which has been so optimistic about the future of the industry," said Dr. Gottfried Honnefelder, Chief of the Börsenverein des deutschen Buchhandels (German Publishers and Booksellers Association) at the end of the Fair. "For publishers and booksellers this is very important, as the mood of the Fair is very influential on the development of the book market in a given year."


A typical scenery, again.

And you'll get soooo hungry...

Alte Oper, the Old Opera. And Punk is not dead!!!!

Cheers! And thanks! We are toasting and hosting, for a change.


Anonymous said...

Kiva kun kävitte - vahinko että vain vika kuva näkyy ...

I.S. said...

Yes, I must fix the photos. Now they are on another computer, but I'll try to do it this weekend.

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