Samstag, 27. Mai 2017

Deshalb • The reason why

Deshalb bin ich für einige Zeit hors de combat.

The reason why I’m hors de combat for some time.

Samstag, 13. Mai 2017

Wieder in Lübeck • Back in Lübeck again

Placeholder. It’s been a long, long day. This post will have to wait till tomorrow.

Offene Ateliers in Lübeck 2017

Placeholder. It’s been a long, long day. This post will have to wait till tomorrow.

Donnerstag, 4. Mai 2017

Altes Land

Auch Tage, die mit einem kleinen Unfall beginnen, können erfolgreich sein. Heute fuhr ich mit der Fähre von Schulau nach Lühe im Alten Land.

Even days which begin with a slight accident can turn out to be a success. Today I crossed the Elbe via ferry from Schulau to Lühe. The idea was to explore that part of the Altes Land (see bottom of page for more information).

Altes Land is an area of reclaimed marshland straddling parts of Lower Saxony and Hamburg. The region is situated downstream from Hamburg on the southwestern riverside of the Elbe around the towns of StadeBuxtehudeJork and the Samtgemeinde of Lühe. In Hamburg it includes the quarters of NeuenfeldeCranzFrancop and Finkenwerder. Altes Land is one of the Elbe Marshes.

The region – the biggest contiguous fruit-producing region in Central Europe – extends over 143 km2 (55 sq mi). 76.8% of the trees are apples, 12.7% are cherries.[1] The areas closest to the Elbe are those with the highest population. They include the most fertile marshlands; towards the geest the area connects to fens.
As of 2008 tourism plays a major role in the local economy, particularly during the cherry blossom and apple blossom seasons. However, parts of the orchard plantations are slowly being displaced by residential developments. Many of these new homes are then sold or rented to commuters who work in nearby Hamburg.
Wikipedia, 6 May 2017

Und was war mit dem Unfall? Ich war unvorsichtig, stürzte auf dem Fähranleger Lühe. Ein freundlicher Samariter half mir und versorgte meine Blessuren in seinem nahegelegenen Zuhause.

What about the accident? Well, I have only myself to blame as I did not wear my trekking boots. I took a nasty fall on the Lühe jetty, but a kind and competent Samaritan helped me up and gave first aid at his nearby home. 

Dienstag, 2. Mai 2017

Neue Seite • New Page

Auf dieser Seite (siehe Link unten) sammle ich Bilder aus der HafenCity.

This page (see link below) will showcase pictures from Hamburg’s Harbour City.