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Hamburg, What a city!

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"There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo.

"What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it, to tell the tale." Living to Tell the Tale - Gabriel García Márquez.

"They never taught wandering in any school I attended. ... they never taught the art of writing a book, either. It's all so mysterious."
"Wandering is an art in itself. Wandering and writing don't mix"
"Writing demands commitment and if one thing your wanderer is allergic to is that very quality of commitment, for once one is committed he runs that very risk of failure ..." Wanderer - Sterling Hayden.

"Photography enables you to grasp a place first time round. ... Photography is a means of exploration, it's a vital part of travel, almost as essential as a car or a plane. " - Wim Wenders.

"The worst prejudice we acquire during our youth is the idea that life is serious. Children have the right instincts: they know that life is not serious, and treat it as a game..." , Egon Friedell.

"How far you gonna go. Before you lose your way back home" - Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World, Achtung Baby, U2.

"If you want to be a hero well just follow me." - Working Class Hero, John Lennon.

"When I think of all the things I have done, I know that it's only just begun." - I love you, Lou Reed.

"One does not escape the Sahara - the Sahara let's you go or not" - Touareg.

"Planet earth is blue and there`s nothing I can do" - This is Ground Control to Major Tom, David Bowie.

"Glory for the crazy people/in this stupid world" - Ahmed Fouad Negm. > journey > europe > germany > 20040802-hamburg

After 5 days still in Hamburg

Map: Germany.

I knew Berlin. But Hamburg is even better. What a great town. In one league with NY or London or Paris.

Kathrin, Beach Club
Kathrin, Beach Club.

Is's happening and they just let it happen, really relaxed. Laid back, young folk all around. Whether that's in Alster Perle, Elbe Beach Club, Schanze (Schulterplat), St. Pauli, or the Fish Market at 5 a.m. in the morning.

Kathrin in St. Pauli
Kathrin, St.Pauli.
Anja's feet
This is Hamburg!
Anja, Alsterperle.
Christian, Schanze.
Markus Gucciterror
Boys and beers
Boys and beers.
Kathrin and Isabel
Kathrin and Isabel.

Oh what consequences.....

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Hamburg fish market

Just before dawn till late after sunrise.

Bar near market
Bar near market
Disco in market
Market Sunrise BW

Later tourists and those still here from the night before mingle into a bizarre mixture.

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Lübeck, Timmendorfer Strand and St. Peter Ording

Lübeck Impressions.

A superb weekend and I met many of Kathrin's friends.

I leave for Lübeck where in an Internet Cafe I nearly manage to burn my lap-top with a stupid candle on the table. Who needs a candle in an internet cafe.

Computer still works. Now carries my brand mark.

Timmendorfer Beach
Idyllic, not for me.

Timmendorfer Strand is boring. I head for Kiel which does not inspire me either.

Next morning I make my way along Nordsee/Ostsee Canal to St. Peter Ording where I tour the beaches' dunes for a couple of hours on bike.

Hungry as I am around lunch time and on the road since around 6 in the morning I enjoy a beer for "breakfast". This looked like the healthiest option

Most people have sausage (you can choose between Currywurst and Hot-Dog) and Frikadelle with fries with mayonnaise.

It is mostly Germans that come to this holiday resort. I enjoy cruising the dunes, swimming in the sea is a pleasure, it's warm, just really crowded.

But I have other things on my mind and finish off my little adventure to Shleswig Holstein. I leave for Hamburg for another happening at Alster Perle with Kathrin, Toshi, Markus, and many others.

Nordsee/Ostsee Kanal
Nordsee/Ostsee Kanal.
Beer for lunch
Beer for lunch, Peter Ording.

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Leaving Hamburg

Wednesday morning I leave Hamburg for good, take the Elbe Ferry boat at Glückstadt, then further to Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Wilhelmshaven and Jever where I spend the night.

Next morning, watch the sunrise in Ost Friesland and I drive slowly along its coast, cross the Rhine later in early afternoon. I am in Holland.

On Elbe Ferry Boat
Elbe ferry.
Close-up on Elbe Ferry

Land Rover and Fish Cutter
Cuxhaven, fish cutter.
Land Rover and Fish Cutter, a wide-angle-shot with the Nikon
a wide angle shot with the Nikon. > journey > europe > germany > 20040802-hamburg

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