Photographer's Note

The Alster Lakes were created in the 13th century when the river Alster was dammed to create a mill pond. Hamburg is centered around a large lake that cried out for a sunny day, although it had its own beauty in the rain. It is surrounded by floating restaurants and adjacent sailboat boat docks.

The fact that Hamburg has ambitions for regaining its position as the region's largest deep-sea port for container shipping and its major commercial and trading centre is clearly evident in all the construction activity at the port. The Iron Curtain was only 50 kilometres east of Hamburg. This separated the city from most of its hinterland and reduced Hamburg's global trade, but now Hamburg’s attitude seems to be, “This sky is the limit!!”

Hamburg was rainy and windy, so we opted for a tour guided by a woman who talked constantly. The city seemed to be composed of brick, as a result there are no skyscrapers, according to the guide. The tour included an organ concert at St. Michaelis
That night Dee Dee Bridgewater warmed our souls.

Photo Information
Viewed: 1993
Points: 36
Additional Photos by Pat Lim (plimrn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3999 W: 226 N: 6734] (21344)
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