Skip to main content

Hamburg Fun 2017

On the way home from our Pokemon adventures in Oberhausen last year we stopped for a few days in Hamburg!

We explored Planten und Blomen park which is one of my favorite parks. It goes on forever, has lots of flowers and water and fun things to explore. 

These spun around and were kind of like an optical illusion thing






Walking over the water





A fun playground in the park!




I don't know that Raymond had as much fun as I did as I was playing on all the things. But there were no kids around so I could do all the things!

In the conservatory


Lots of fun plants

And a cactus room!







The conservatory from outside

Fun water!

And more fun!


We also went to spy on the new Elbphilharmonie. You have to get a ticket, but they are free to go to the viewing deck on the top. 

Hamburg from the top!





Always playing Pokemon!

Stormy clouds

We had a public transportation day pas so we decided to ride the ferry around

So much fun!

















It looked like it would be super stormy, but it wasn't that bad. It was rainy the one evening so we were looking up things to do and found there were still cheap tickets for the ballet - Chopin Dances - so we headed down to that. It was a lot of fun! Lots of small segments, though I think I enjoyed it more than Raymond as the scenes were a bit silly. 


Our last day we had found that there was a free lunchtime concert at Symphoniker Hamburg so we went to check it out. 

Luckily we managed to get a seat and Raymond a beer

Though we couldn't really see the musicians. It was 4 pieces - an accordion, a violin, a double bass, and a piano. I don't think I have ever heard an accordion play classical music and when we got the program I thought that is an odd assortment of instruments, but it sounded great. It was really nice and I would definitely go back for more lunchtime concerts. So much fun!

And lunch at Happen Pappen - a daily veggie bowl which was so so so good! Then off to the train station to come home. It was a great trip to Hamburg. I didn't take any photos of other foods we ate, but we ate such good food while we were there, had all the cultural experiences, and it was great! 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Stupid Libraries.

So I only have six minutes left and just wasted a few seconds letting you know, but I need some assistance in getting things off our iPod onto the net. In the last town we were in, I came so close to getting it up only to be thwarted by the only damn cd -burner in the shop being broken. This is the problem: my iPod is mac formatted - the folks at Apple thought it would be hilarious to not include some sort of compatibility between windows and mac versions of iTunes to read the voice memos you record from any computer. If your iPod formatted on a mac (I believe it's HSF +), windows iTunes will tell you to reformat the buggar . And get this, the iPod records voice memos in old school PC style wav files. What the hell. Anyway, I can't test or install things on this library computer, but if someone checking the blog who is tech savvy could find a program to retrieve data from a mac formatted iPod from a windows machine - a program that doesn't use a god damn install

The end

So it started raining on us for days and we cut out to come back to Seattle for a few days and wait for it to clear up.....and then Raymond decided he really did not want to go back out. So I at first was pretty upset cause I really wanted to get to Canada, or at least as far as we could while the weather was still nice this weekend. And I was feeling really like we were giving up for no reason. Like if one of us were injured or if I was hating it or something then I would have been better about it. But instead it was like the forecast called for gorgeous weather this weekend and we were just going to sit at home. I figured we could have at least gotten to the next stop and then only had one more chunk to do next year, but Raymond really didn't want to go back out so we decided not to. But hopefully by this time next year we will get the last 2 sections done, and maybe go back and do the section from white pass to snoqualmie as we went RIGHT by Mt Rainier and it is supposed to be g

Paris part 1

So we had a wonderful time in Paris. Though I decided I am not sure that I know how to have a relaxing do not much vacation as well...the original plan was to just wander and take lots of tea breaks and just hang out and not do too much. Well that quickly went out the window as we hobbled back to our room every night with my feet hurting so much! It was amazing though and we saw so much and did so many fun things. A few weeks before we left I was looking at free Kindle books and found 100 free things to do in Paris so I downloaded it and it actually had some good ideas. It listed a lot of museums that are interesting and free which was good as most of them I never would have even looked as they seemed like they would be expensive (big fancy ornate buildings - At the one Raymond said this doesn't look free...but it was). I'm glad I downloaded it as it gave us some good ideas, even though we did spend money on museums as well. I took a billion photos so I might just post some