A warm welcome to Kristi Fuoco, our latest Young Germany contributer. Kristi has recently moved to Hamburg and will be blogging on her experience getting settled in Germany.
There’s nothing like a new city to overwhelm your senses and excite you in unexpected ways, especially a European one. For my first blog post on Hamburg I decided to let the photos do most of the talking and feature some of my very first shots of the downtown area (and a few others thrown in for good measure) on this “Wordless Wednesday”. Saves me writing a thousand words, right? Lots more photos to come soon! All photos copyright Kristi Fuoco.
Waterfront view of the Alster (a lake in the centre of town dating back to the 13th century). A typical Hamburg day with a mix of huge clouds (which in a moment could turn into rain) and sunshine.
A brand new complex in the quickly developing area called "Hafen City" right on the harbour. Pick up one of these condos for a mere €5 million give or take a million or two.
The fanciest Starbucks I've yet to see anywhere. I'm pretty sure I spotted a fancy Macdonald's around somewhere too...
Germans may be known for working hard, but they also know how to relax. You'll see these covered patio chairs everywhere.
A German Easter tradition - decorating the bushes and trees outside with plastic, colourful Easter Eggs.
The creepy tunnel you can walk or bike through to get to the other side of the river.
Once you make it through the tunnel....here's your view!
Hamburg's Rathaus aka City Hall. Interesting language note - "Rat" = "Advice" in German so the word literally means "Advice-house". Cool, eh?
Spring has officially spring in Hamburg. Well, at least I think so...if the weather could decide on the season it might help. Hard to believe but the weather is even more unpredictable here than in Vancouver!
To see the rest of Kristi’s photo essay, visit the original post here, and watch out for more of Kristi’s words and photos on Young Germany in the future!