Every May, Hamburg Port celebrates its anniversary. Happy 824th anniversary Hamburg Port!!
How do I love thee Hamburg? Let me count the ways! As an expat it’s really easy after a while to just focus on the negative aspects of your new culture or country. And the thing is, we really do need to get things off our chest sometimes and we need other expats to complain to—this life ain’t easy folks! Every little day to day activity is more difficult in a foreign country, and even though many of us Canadians are descended from Europeans, there is still a rather elephant-sized cultural mountain between us at times. So, since Thanksgiving just passed (well the US one anyway) and Christmas is coming, I thought I would do my best to put on my hat of positivity and focus some of my favorite things about living in Hamburg, Germany.
Alright, I can’t keep it in anymore. In fact I have to tell the whole world. I’m twitterpated. I’m smitten. I’m in deep smit. People told me it would happen but I didn’t really believe them. I blame my cousin Greg who basically set us up and wouldn’t stop singing my new lover’s praises. Everyone agrees that he is beautiful. I haven’t met anyone who didn’t think this, in fact. I think my parents are gonna love him. They’ve even met him briefly and I’m pretty sure they thought he was nice.
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.
Dance – Song – Parzival
An interview with star baritone Thomas Hampson.
Questions by Andrea C. Röber
On July 1, 2011, a special performance of Parzival – Episodes and Echo takes place as part of the 37th “Hamburger Ballett-Tage” festival: The US-star baritone Thomas Hampson sings The Wound-Dresser, John Adams’ version of a poem by Walt Whitman transformed into music and song.