During our incredibly long settling in period here in Germany, we rented a furnished apartment for 7 weeks in Frankfurt West End. It was lovely, in a beautiful building and was in an incredible location near Grueneberg Park, Palmengarten, the Korean Garden and The Old Opera House. We love Frankfurt and It was nice to be able to go downtown so easily and get to know the city really well. I feel really comfortable there now and can't wait to get back there every other weekend or so. We're not apartment people, though, so we felt a bit out of place. We like to stay up late, we're loud and we love having a garden. And even though the apartment was very nice, we were ready to move into our house. :) I thought I'd snap some photos of it, though, so we could remember the place we lived in the shortest. :)
This apartment also gave me new found love for white walls and sparse surroundings. After living here and then getting all our massive amounts of junk and stuff, it made me want to pare down our belongings and take greater care about what we bring into this house. I can't wait to really get decorating and get this house looking the way it really want it to. I know it will take time, but it's an undertaking I am very excited about.