2017 / 365 / 211-1 "A day in Hamburg" (multiple images)

by Thomas Glaser August. 09, 2017 1910 views

It was a Sunday and we were exploring the harbour city of Hamburg in Northern Germany. Many LGBT rainbow flags everywhere because of Hamburg Pride Week https://www.hamburg-pride.de

About the city, from Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburg

"Hamburg, officially the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (German: Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg) is the second largest city and a state of Germany, with a population of over 1.7 million people.

The official name reflects Hamburg's history as a member of the medieval Hanseatic League, a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire, a city-state, and one of the 16 states of Germany. Before the 1871 Unification of Germany, it was a fully sovereign state. Prior to the constitutional changes in 1919, the civic republic was ruled by a class of hereditary grand burghers or Hanseaten. Though repeatedly destroyed by the Great Fire of Hamburg, the floods, and military conflicts including WW2 bombing raids, the city managed to recover and emerge wealthier after each catastrophe.

On the river Elbe, Hamburg is a major port and a global service, media, logistics and industrial hub, with headquarters and facilities of Airbus, Blohm + Voss, Aurubis, Beiersdorf, and Unilever. The radio and television broadcaster NDR, Gruner + Jahr (Europe's largest printing and publishing firm), Der Spiegel and Die Zeit are also based in Hamburg. Hamburg has been an important financial centre for centuries and is the seat of Germany's oldest stock exchange and the world's second oldest bank, Berenberg Bank. With the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the EU-LAC Foundation, the UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning, many consular and diplomatic missions, and various international conferences like Hamburg Summit: China meets Europe and the 2017 G20 Hamburg summit, the city is also a factor in world politics and international law.

The city is a tourist destination for both domestic and international visitors, ranked 18th in the world for livability in 2016. The ensemble Speicherstadt and Kontorhausviertel was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 2015."

Rainbow

Rainbow

The Elb Philharmonie concert hall

The Elb Philharmonie concert hall

Vocho Rojo

Vocho Rojo

He lives down there - he's just returning from work :-)

He lives down there - he's just returning from work :-)

More rainbows

More rainbows

You can go on a grand tour of the harbour with those

You can go on a grand tour of the harbour with those

Glass

Glass

An alternative way to cross a bridge. Those guys were crazy!

An alternative way to cross a bridge. Those guys were crazy!

The new Elb Philharmonie building is a recurring theme

The new Elb Philharmonie building is a recurring theme

We found something from Oaxaca! What are the odds?? :-)

We found something from Oaxaca! What are the odds?? :-)

Architecture abstract

Architecture abstract

The Speicherstadt waterfront

The Speicherstadt waterfront

Small-screen addicts

Small-screen addicts

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Jay Boggess 3 years, 9 months ago

WOW! These are simply amazing, Thomas! The perspectives/compositions, colors, subjects & clarity of this series is stunning!

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Thomas Glaser Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 9 months ago

Thank you very much, Jay! BTW we are on a trip around Europe currently and you can expect many more photos soon! 😁

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jill Bahm 3 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful images - you've got a great eye for composition and I love how you incorporate people into the architectural landscape. And the photo of the guys on the bridge - yikes! ;)

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Thomas Glaser Replied to Jill Bahm 3 years, 9 months ago

Whoa, thank you very much for that, Jill! I have been working on that aspect indeed.
And yeap those guys were certifiably loco :-)

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Lakshmi Bhat 3 years, 9 months ago

Wonderful photos and it was like being there. And those guys were crazy :)

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Thomas Glaser Replied to Lakshmi Bhat 3 years, 9 months ago

Thank you very much! And yes, they were crossing so naturally as if they walked on the sidewalk :-)

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 3 years, 9 months ago

Thanks for taking me in a trip around Hamburg. Great work Thomas

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Thomas Glaser Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 9 months ago

Thanks Antonio! Unfortunately we did not have more time...

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Heike 3 years, 9 months ago

Excellent photos. Hamburg is really a great city. And the new Elbphilharmony is one more Attraction which makes Hamburg worse a visit.

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Thomas Glaser Replied to Heike 3 years, 9 months ago

Thanks very much, Heike! It is a very cool city indeed!

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
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