Layover in Frankfurt

Today I have had a long layover in Frankfurt. Thankfully it is almost over. I will board in about an hour.

United 787, SFO, Flight to South AFrica

Here is the plane that I flew to Frankfurt on. It was a nice flight on a 787.

Albert Einstein, Frankfurt Airport, SculptureAfter landing I had to take a long walk to a different terminal. On the way I made a short detour to visit Albert Einstein. I always like to visit this sculpture when I pass through.

Transit between terminals, Frankfurt Airport

I also had to take a train between the terminals. At least this weekend I only have to take it once. Last weekend in Zurich I took the inter-terminal train four times with all I had to do.

Plane Spotting, Lufthansa Senator Lounge, Frankfurt

I have spent most of my layover watching planes out the window of the Lufthansa Senator club. Here is one that I could have used a couple days ago when I needed a picture of a Lufthansa 747. I will be flying on one next weekend.

South African Airways, Frankfurt Airport, Planes

I think this may be the plane that I will flying on next. It has been sitting way across the airport at a remote spot and just recently moved. My flight to Johannesburg is on an A340-600.

Now to finish a couple things and head to the gate.

Steven

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Only Three Seasons

My original plan was that within a two week period I would experience all Four Seasons. However, my travel delay has made this turn into only three seasons.

Today is the first day of summer, so that means that so far this week I have experienced spring and summer. On Saturday it will be winter time where I am. I will arrive a few days late to experience autumn.

honey bee, blossom, fertilizing, pollen, orchardI have been enjoying spring this year, especially the flowering trees in the orchards.

102 Degrees - Late Day Heat - Hot DayI am taking off for winter just in time as summer is going to hit hard this weekend with a forecast of up to 105 degrees. It will be nice to spend a week in winter before a long hot summer.

Snow Scene, Village in Snow, Country Snow Scene, Little Village church

I will not see a winter like this in South Africa, but the temperatures will get down into the 30’s while I am there.

Autumn Color, Fall Color, colorful trees, Jena, GermanyI will miss autumn in South Africa, but it would have been too late to see fall foliage anyway. I am not sure exactly what it will look like. I have only been in South Africa in September.

Mexico City - Spring - Jacaranda Tree - Coyoacan - Purple Blooms - PretoriaWhen I was in South Africa in 2001 the Jacaranda trees were in full bloom and it was very beautiful. The picture above is not from South Africa, but rather from Mexico City. They have similar climates where the Jacaranda trees thrive.

I will have to wait for another time to experience all four seasons in a short time period. It is actually quite easy to do as you only have to travel between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres around the day that seasons change.

Steven

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