Thursday, November 08, 2007

Thursday Thirteen [64]: more randomness


  1. I was in Hamburg last week, visiting family and friends
  2. I did very little shopping as we were flying only with a carry-on each, to avoid the chaotic luggage delivery at the Barcelona airport
  3. But that means I can only carry 6kg/13 lb
  4. Lucky me, I could buy a new digital camera, it doesn't weigh much!
  5. Last Friday I sat with a dear friend in a buffet restaurant downtown Hamburg, overlooking the Alster lake, from 1:30pm until 7 pm! we had a lovely afternoon and hardly noticed how the hours went by, it was dark of all of a sudden! We had lunch, some diet coke and water later on and finally, Kaffee und Kuchen, coffee and cake.
  6. The restaurant is on the 4th floor of Alsterhaus, a central department store. They only provide a link in German, but the site shows a beautiful night scene of the city.
  7. This little kid (right pic) was fascinated by the street musicians. He was so cute , I stood there looking at the little guy and listening to the street performance!
  8. Had to cancel all of Mr Mar's credit cards last tuesday : his wallet was stollen in a Barcelona restaurant as he was having a business lunch.
  9. The restaurant had those chairs with a round back where you just can't hang your jacket or purse, they are pretty for a home but not practical for a public place. Mr Mar left his jacket hanging at a reasonable distance where he could also keep an eye on it. He was wrong!! the worst part is to get all documents renewed.
  10. I didn't go to gym class this morning as I wasn't feeling too well, although it is only a little cold, a mild headache, chills... Nothing a couple of hours of extra blogging and good tea cannot cure!
  11. We could watch a fascinating sunset flying back from Hamburg (taken with the old HP camera) :
  12. Two pics taken yesterday out in the street with my new camera (click to enlarge) :

  13. Last, but not least, a gem from my mailbox: the top ten Hubble photographs. After correcting an initial problem with the lens, the Hubble Space Telescope - first launched in 1990- the floating astro-observatory began to relay back to Earth incredible snapshots of the "final frontier" it was perusing. Recently, astronauts voted on the top photographs taken by Hubble, in its 16-year journey so far. You can watch these mesmerizing pictures right here

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25 comments:

  1. Beautiful sunset photos! Sorry about the stolen wallet though. Happy T13.

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  2. A five hour meal with a friend sounds divine. The pictures with your new camera are so vibrant! I hope that you are feeling better.

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  3. I could figure out the cake and coffee in German! Way cool I feel good about myself. LOL
    Sounds like you had a great trip mar.

    And the space photos! All I can say is wow....gorgeous. That Ant Nebula looks so fragile in the photo...and the last one, the Trifid Nebula?---looks evil, yet stunning.

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  4. Wow those sunsets are great.

    Interesting TT :-)

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  5. Wow, those shots are great Mar. So sorry about the wallet! Dang!

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  6. Gorgeous Photo!
    And nice list!

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  7. Hamburg is a very nice city. My humans ran the marathon there in April. Sorry to hear Mr. Mar had his wallet stolen! Enjoy your new camera, and I hope you feel better soon.

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  8. Apparently you had a very nice time in Hamburg ! A stolen wallet is awful not so for the money but for all the papers !
    We went to Luxor by bus yesterday and it was wonderful to see all these historical sites again !

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  9. Sounds like a good trip minus the wallet. :( I like the sunset pictures, very beautiful!

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  10. Sounds like a wonderful trip...sorry to hear about Mr. Mar's wallet...it is a hassle to replace documents and stop credit cards. Love your pictures and the luxury of a 5 hour lunch!

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  11. Those sunset pictures are AMAZING! What color!

    Sorry about your husband's wallet. Someone got ahold of my ATM card number and used it to the tune of $437.00...luckily, my bank will reimburse me!

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  12. LOVELY SOUNDS LIKE A NICE VISIT EXCEPTTHE WALLET SORRY

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  13. I haven't been to Hamburg yet--though my men have been drooling over a new model train exhibit opening there soon, so maybe we'll get there yet. *rolling my eyes*

    Gorgeous pix!

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  14. My camera is the new pen. It's little and fits in a pocket. Sounds like a nice trip!

    I'm working on changing my bilingual comment to make it more precise. In each room I have to determine what time language is being spoken.

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  15. oooh! a new camera! drool, drool, drool! i am so jealous...of the trip most specially. ;)

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  16. a 5 hour lunch! I wish I could do that someday.Glad to know you had a superb trip.

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  17. sorry about the wallet! I hope you got the credit card stopped in time.

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  18. Great photos! Take out the wallet and it's a good trip.

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  19. Sorry to hear about the thieving pig who stole your hubby's wallet. The rest of the holiday sounds wonderful, though. Happy TT!

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  20. Sounds like a nice trip. Bummer about the wallet. Great pics!! Happy TT and thanks for stopping by:)

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  21. Beautiful photos!! Sorry Mr. Mar's wallet was stolen, it such a pain!!

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  22. The sunset pictures are just amazing ! Yeah, I can tell you bought a camera ;-)

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  23. Hello Mar
    I had to post my comment yesterday in the evening but after I had to do with mélissa who had a cold! Now I've two minutes before going to school back for the afternoon! We watched with Mélissa the photos about nebulas! Incroyable! Who could imagine so beautiful pics in the space!!! Nice you had fun time in Hambourg! I adore germany but I don't know Hambourg just a little now since I read your post about!

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  24. Sounds like a fun trip to Hamburg! Beautiful photos there, and that little guy watching the musicians is too cute!!

    Glad you had a good time!!

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