Things German (Part 1)

Okay, here are some of the photos from Hamburg. First, because I don’t have enough of these in most of my postings, I’ve included some photos of Abby and me. These are taken in the plaza near the Rathaus, the town hall. The Rathaus dates from 1860. Swantje’s mother had noted that much of the old town had not survived “the catastrophes”, which Abby and I had assumed was an embarrassed reference to the bombing during World War II, but we subsequently learned that large parts of Hamburg had been destroyed by fire throughout the city’s history, the last time…