Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Hamburg: Around Town

A picture is worth a thousand words, so periodically I’ll share images of things I see on my excursions around Hamburg. I’ve included some rooftop photos here, but you can check out more of my rooftop obsession on Pinterest.

Celebrating German Unification Day on the beach of the Elbe!

A view of the Speicherstadt--the historic center of Hamburg's
800+-year-old trade economy
The Elbphilarmonie building, promising a
state-of-the-art performance hall and luxury hotel.
Not yet open and already 100x over budget
(yes, not 100% over, 100 times over budget).
There are constant parades of children out getting  fresh air and exercise. My favorites are these two-tier carts for the little ones.
Hamburg version of up on blocks?

Hamburg Rathaus (city hall)

The backside of the street where the Great Fire of 1842 began. Apparently the canal was just as low then.
Yes, that is a statue of Popeye and Olive Oyl

Street art is everywhere, ranging from the truly expressionistic... the simply expressed.

Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (main train station). Those hundreds of people on the overpass were part of a pro-refugee rally.

It's like this house popped out of one of the Grimm Brothers' fairy tales
A lot of the buildings around town
(business as well as residential)
have some impressive statues
In November we attended the Winter Dom (carnival) which, as you can see, sits in the shadow of a
massive WW2 bunker. The bunker goes by the name Uebel und Gefaehrlich (evil and dangerous)
and is home to a nightclub and periodic shows and concerts.

A view out over the Hamburg port

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