When I saw the streets of Istanbul or New Delhi being male-dominated, I could explaine it with religious or cultural reasons. At my first look at the City of Frankfurt I was astonished to notice more men than women on the streets – I would say in correlation of 60/40 or even 70/30! Where all the ladies of Frankfurt are- sitting at home? Sitting in the office? Or may be they simply avoid this male domain of business (Frankfurt is famous for being the finance centre of Germany)? Unfortunately I could not find any statistics, but my small photo-report may depict it much better.
What I saw in Frankfurt is that 1) it is the city of men, 2) it is designed by and for men. Now the photo-facts:
THE MARKETING TARGET GROUP IS MALE:
The only one huge poster on one side on the shopping street is for men – in Vienna the same shop (Douglas) uses only sexy posters of Heidi Klum selling perfume or make up for women.
Surprisingly there are not many ad-boards in Frankfurt (in comparison to the ads-overloaded Vienna), and another huge one I saw was a Rolex ad – of course, by a male model!
FOOD – this is how the typical stand for the hungry crowd on the business street look like:
VERY TYPICAL- mostly men sitting around and talking, talking:
And here is the proof that the city was designed by men: the whole pavement in the center it beautifully patched with stones, which gives a special old feeling and cosiness. But who thought of the poor ladies in pretty shoes with high hills?!? – the streets are pure hills-killer. I see why I could not fine any great shoes in the shops… It makes no sense to wear something really feminine on such streets:
Men are all-pervading in Frankfurt, they are not only do business and go shopping – they also take care of babies:
or another Daddy:
Nice, isn´t it? 🙂
And here are some more random impressions from my German holidays.
Even the nature in Germany follows the strict order – just look at these birds perfectly lining up!
Another perfect beauty:
And even on a rainy day like this…
I could enjoy my favourite ice-coffee just in the Viennese style:
Bottom line: despite all that business hardcore and male-overloaded design and life-style, despite bad shopping and rainy weather – it might be a good tipp for some beautiful girls to move to Frankfurt and meet serious men out there. 🙂
P.S: dedicated to my princesses!