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Old June 6th, 2012, 11:09 PM   #81
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One of the few pedestrianised streets, in the UK there is generally at least one large pedestrianised street for shopping etc.
Hamburg is compared with Munich more British so also we have such a "feature", the Spitalerstraße as main pedestrian street, very busy Mo-Sa. But the main feature of Hamburg are its passages, http://www.hamburg.de/passagenbummel , 13 as for today. As you were here, the port festival biased the real image of Hamburg's shopping city, since everyone was in the port then.
Hamburg and Munich rivaltry? Not really, and probably only something for hardcored online local patriots or soccer fans. Just too far away and too many differences.
The last Hamburg's rival was ... Altona, till 1864 Danish That's why the Reeperbahn, incl. Große Freiheit or the Fischmarkt are pretty well developed today.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 01:55 PM   #82
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Thank you for the cool pics from Hamburg , my absolute favourite city in Germany , and thats on the waterway entrance , unique !

In addition to the main churches you have the cityhall tower (112 m ),what make up the historic skyline . Thats why city fathers protect the city view from really tall skyscrapers. As your cool Alster lake pano shows they forbidd tall modern buildings nearly everywhere within the next miles.
But Hamburg was often named as a secret tip , a must too see city in papers like "the Guardian " or " the New York Times .
I 'll wait for more !
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Old June 7th, 2012, 08:25 PM   #83
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Hamburg is compared with Munich more British so also we have such a "feature", the Spitalerstraße as main pedestrian street, very busy Mo-Sa. But the main feature of Hamburg are its passages, http://www.hamburg.de/passagenbummel , 13 as for today. As you were here, the port festival biased the real image of Hamburg's shopping city, since everyone was in the port then.
Hamburg and Munich rivaltry? Not really, and probably only something for hardcored online local patriots or soccer fans. Just too far away and too many differences.
The last Hamburg's rival was ... Altona, till 1864 Danish That's why the Reeperbahn, incl. Große Freiheit or the Fischmarkt are pretty well developed today.
I missed the Spitalerstraße, walked very close to it though! Thanks for the info.

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Thank you for the cool pics from Hamburg , my absolute favourite city in Germany , and thats on the waterway entrance , unique !

In addition to the main churches you have the cityhall tower (112 m ),what make up the historic skyline . Thats why city fathers protect the city view from really tall skyscrapers. As your cool Alster lake pano shows they forbidd tall modern buildings nearly everywhere within the next miles.
But Hamburg was often named as a secret tip , a must too see city in papers like "the Guardian " or " the New York Times .
I 'll wait for more !
Thank you, i completely agree that Hamburg is my favourite large city in Germany. I recomend it to anyone, i only touched the surface as would have loved to have gone to the museum, explored the parks etc.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 10:21 PM   #87
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Too many interesting storys on your pics, so only this one ...
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Hamburg's old and new telecommunication towers.
In the year 1948 there was, worldwide, the first Morse transmission after the new (current) standard between the Alte Post and Cuxhaven P5132268, though I don't suppose, the first characters were · · · − − − · · · / SOS.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 11:06 PM   #88
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Fantastic thread mate, I really enjoy going through your photo threads. Look forward to the next instalment.
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ditto, I had no idea Hamburg was so awesome looking. I will have to visit one day
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Old June 8th, 2012, 05:53 PM   #90
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Too many interesting storys on your pics, so only this one ...
P5132562
Hamburg's old and new telecommunication towers.
In the year 1948 there was, worldwide, the first Morse transmission after the new (current) standard between the Alte Post and Cuxhaven P5132268, though I don't suppose, the first characters were · · · − − − · · · / SOS.
Interesting, the first morse transmition across water was done just outside my city.

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Fantastic thread mate, I really enjoy going through your photo threads. Look forward to the next instalment.
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ditto, I had no idea Hamburg was so awesome looking. I will have to visit one day
It is awsome, spend more time than i did though, it has some amazing sounding museums and attractions i didint see.
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Old June 8th, 2012, 05:55 PM   #91
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Interesting canal side architecture reminds me of Bristol

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Every large city in northern Europe has one of these unfortunately

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Beautiful, definately like Bristol

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Old June 8th, 2012, 05:57 PM   #92
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Now the Hafen city is very unique, beautiful historic dockyards which I'm guessing are a mix of apartments and carpet shops, which were everywhere there.

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Old June 8th, 2012, 05:59 PM   #93
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And the other side is the more modern development area. It was nice though feels like it needs time to develop a sense of its own identity, as is the case with all modern developments on this scale. When the concert hall is finnished (i'm avoiding spelling its name ) I'm sure the area will have more of an identity, but it was lovely.

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Old June 8th, 2012, 09:01 PM   #94
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Stunning!
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Wow what a nice city! very nice pictures too
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Old June 9th, 2012, 01:03 AM   #96
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Interesting, the first morse transmition across water was done just outside my city.
A very famous story!!!

P5142592. The old buildings belong to the so called Speicherstadt (warehouse district), build after 1880, not to HafenCity. The last is the new quarter there.

P5142590. Cremon ist Hamburg's oldest street, mentioned in 12th cent.

P5132573. Is that pic taken from the Marriott hotel?

A pretty funny story bout the street you see on right, which was named ABC Street already in the 17th century, since the houses there were "numbered" by letters A..B..C..D.. and not even by numbers. After the street was finished, they named the next street "Neue ABC-Straße" / "New ABC-Street". Later they had no ideas more

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Old June 9th, 2012, 07:10 PM   #97
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Wow what a nice city! very nice pictures too
Thanks

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A very famous story!!!

P5142592. The old buildings belong to the so called Speicherstadt (warehouse district), build after 1880, not to HafenCity. The last is the new quarter there.

P5142590. Cremon ist Hamburg's oldest street, mentioned in 12th cent.

P5132573. Is that pic taken from the Marriott hotel?

A pretty funny story bout the street you see on right, which was named ABC Street already in the 17th century, since the houses there were "numbered" by letters A..B..C..D.. and not even by numbers. After the street was finished, they named the next street "Neue ABC-Straße" / "New ABC-Street". Later they had no ideas more
Thanks for the info and correction, yes the photo was from my room in the Marriott.
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This is actually a pano of 4 pictures, its a massive building

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Same here

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The only museum i went to, ok it was the main reason for visiting Hamburg in the first place as had been told how great it was, but the more i discovered of Hamburg the more i wished i'd booked more time there

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And heres whats inside, the worlds largest model world, cant really call it a model railway as its so much more than that!

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Where i'm going later in the trip

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I think what was most fantastic was how vehicles would travel from the other side of the room to tackle a fire, and once done go back again stopping traffic in the way. The whole place was an engineering marvel

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An example of the sense of humour around the place

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