Since Shelby had training on some new nerd machine in Bremen this week, we managed to meet in Hamburg for a weekend of sightseeing.

Although Winter Storm Dennis brought in some crazy bitter wind, we mostly lucked out on weather with only a few sprinkles. Colette picked out an AirBNB apartment on historic Diechstrasse street (dike street), perfectly situated for walks to all of the good stuff Hamburg has to offer.

Extra photos HERE

The Rickmer Rickmers

The Rickmer Rickmers
I don’t recall the history of the ship’s name, but it is a photogenic centerpiece of the harbor


City Waves

City Waves
A fun reflection of a classic building against a modern highrise.


The Tongue

The Tongue
Some street art along the Reeperbahn


Charlie Likes Hookers

Charlie Likes Hookers
Poor Charlie Brown is stuck looking out at the redlight district


Grosse Freiheit 36

Grosse Freiheit 36
Where the Beatles got their start!


Honk Honk

Honk Honk
Get Outta My Way! A fun, colorful photo along the promenade.


Cargo Containers

Cargo Containers
The heavy lifts at the Elbe Tunnel sit silent as it’s a weekend and vehicles are only allowed in the tunnel on weekdays.


The Chimp

The Chimp
Shelby waits as I run down to get my Elbe Tunnel photo. Little did she know I’d sneak up the elevator and catch her chimping some photos!


Eagle Eye

Eagle Eye
This carved raptor keeps an eye on Hamburg from high atop the St Nikolai tower.


After the Firestorm

After the Firestorm
A commemorative statue in the bombed-out ruins of the St Nikolai church.


St Nikolai

St Nikolai
Standing in the bombed-out ruins of the St Nikolai church looking up at it’s tower.


Hamburg Sud

Hamburg Sud
A shot of the Hamburg Sud building along one of the canals.


Caught In The Act

Caught In The Act
Shelby adds another shot to her portfolio


Warehouse after Warehouse

Warehouse after Warehouse
The world’s largest contiguous warehousing district.


Pick A Door

Pick A Door
Door after Door after Door in Hamburg’s warehousing district


Strolling From Speicherstadt

Strolling From Speicherstadt
Back to the Old Town from a quick stroll into the Speicherstadt warehouse district.


Hamburg Rathaus

Hamburg Rathaus
It seems a waste of a beautiful building to put politicians in it!


The Rat’s Den

The Rat's Den
Inside the Rathaus


The Courtyard

The Courtyard
The courtyard of the Rathaus


From the Inside

From the Inside
The Rathaus from inside the courtyard


The Paparazzi!

The Paparazzi!
Colette tries to get away from the stalkerazzi!


Gatekeepers

Gatekeepers
The gatekeepers to the Rathaus


Nautical Theme

Nautical Theme
Fitting adornment for a nautical city


Tide’s Out

Tide's Out
Being at the end of the Elbe, the tidal swings drain Hamburg’s many canals.


Historic Row

Historic Row
Part of the city which didn’t burn down in the Great Fire of 1842.


Alster Arcade

Alster Arcade
The Alster Arcade, designed in the Venetian style.


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