arriving in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

Upon arrival…the Hauptbahnhof in Hamburg

So, Munich is so last week. Now we’re in Hamburg. I’ve brought you all with me. Aren’t you glad to be coming along?

The central station from outside

Here’s a photo of one of my favourite buildings in the city…really. I have so many good memories of arriving here. Want to know more about the building? Here’s the wikipedia page:

Hamburg’s Hauptbahnhof

What’s the baby holding? A fish? A loaf of bread?

Now we’ve left the station, but we’re still nearby. I’m fascinated with masonry of any kind, so you’re going to get a lot of photos of the sides of buildings. If you’re not into that sort of thing, come back next week. More importantly, who’s not into that sort of thing? What’s wrong with you?

What’s this lady doing lounging around in public in her birthday suit?

I wish this weren’t a Starbucks now…sigh…

We’ll be discussing this church in a coming post…anyone know what it’s called?

Very beautiful churches here, even if they are sometimes a bit austere. More photos of churches are also in your near future.

Which Evangelist has the lion as his symbol?

More masonry…you sick of this yet? Hope not.

What’s this little guy doing?

This is a ‘lounge’ with several of these little infants on the wall. What’s the meta message here? I don’t like the looks of this Sodom and Gomorrah stuff.

We’re not ALL peace-loving hippies in Europe. Here’s where you can get your ammunition and arms-related accessories in the Hamburg

It’s been rainy most of the time since I arrived. Aside from a few fleeting moments of sunlight, one might think it only rains here. Not complaining…I love walking in the rain.

The Alster on a rainy morning…you can see the radio tower in the background.

Ok…how was that for a first chapter of the trip to Hamburg? On the itinerary for today? Fischmarkt, that church I showed you above, and some serious culinary adventuring. Who’s coming with?

Come on, don’t be shy.







  1. This is VERY EXCITING. These are gorgeous. I’m liking Hamburg.

    Google tells me “Spitalerstrasse” is “Hospital Road.” Really? It sounds fancier in German. That’s disappointing, English.

    I like those guns. It’s like whoever painted them wasn’t trying too hard. They *tried*, just not very hard. “Here we sell the guns. I painted some on the wall. Kind of.”

    I’m very excited for today. Fischmarkts! Churches! Fancy food! Hamburg’s really shaping up nicely. Good job, Hamburg. Good job, Bon Vivant in Hamburg.

  2. ~sigh~ I don’t know which church that is, but it reminds me of Wernerkapelle in Bacharach. What a gorgeous place.

    1. Thanks KB. I’ll be talking moire about that church in the future. It’s the Michel and is one of the most distinctive towers in Hamburg’s skyline.

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