08 July 2011

First Night in the 'Burg

After hitting up Adolfo's glorious art opening we headed around town for my first orientation to Hamburg. It was really amazing seeing Adolfo's photos on display and then going to some of the actual places where he shot them. We visited HafenCity, an architectural "future city" on the site of what used to be riverbank warehouses - now under construction and looking at completion near 2020. I've never seen this many cranes in one condensed space. The emptiness of this uninhabited area is both calming and eerie.

From HafenCity we went for a walk along the river, making our way over bridges and through some of the remaining medieval alleyways in Hamburg towards the steeple of the now destroyed Saint Nicholas Church - a piece of history from bombings that occurred during World War II. As we looked up at the tower, rain began to fall, and we headed home for a much needed night of sleep.

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4 comments :

  1. Sandy, Germany looks great! I remember a while back you mentioned a good breakfast place you went to with some friends? Where was that?

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  2. so awesome. i've been to munich and berlin (only for a day).. I WANT TO GO BACK SO BAD.

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  3. Valerie,

    Breakfast in Chicago?

    Lynette,

    GERMANY IS FABULOUS

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  4. I love your new bio. You look so very Edie in the photo too! Fabulous!

    The river is beautiful.

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