Well Hamburg turned out to be a pretty cool place, I’m glad I came here after all. You just have to get out there & see a town before you make up your mind about it. Hamburg reminds me a lot of Dallas- but with better architecture. Like Dallas- a booming economy means tourism is NOT their primary focus, emphasis is placed on their new architecture, not their old. The upper-middle class neighborhoods are very nice, as well as the central business district centered around a beautiful pair of lakes, but there is plenty of homelessness- more than I’ve ever seen at any one place. There are construction cranes all over this city, and just like Dallas- a commercial interiors guy could make a fine living here.
The G-20 Summit is in town this weekend. See protest picture below. Not much of a crowd- but wait till Saturday!
Getting on a train in a couple of hours for Copenhagen, Denmark. Should be there by mid-afternoon.