My used-to-be living quarter, another nostalgic walk
|My first walk took me to Ottensen, a part of Hamburg|
which used to be my home for almost 20 years,
from 1983 until 2003.
|The charme of this quarter is influenced by the mix |
of living houses and small factories and workshops.
|One of the characteristics is a large number of19th century|
buildings in the style of neo-renaissance.
|Most of the old workshops and factories have become|
living houses or small media companies for graphics,
computer jobs, and art.
|The backyards are a shady idyll, the houses get renovated|
and equipped with new balconies.
|During the late 19th and early 20th century|
factories looked like cathedrals and expressed
the pride on Prussian industry -- Prussian,
because this place was not part of Hamburg
|Even poorer people lived in houses with a certain|
"palazzo"-appeal, some until today.
|No color manipulation! These buildings shine in radiant|
hues and are living buildings and small art or dance
|Some of these backyards have become remote, well-renovated|
and probably expensive apartments.
|The same place, about 2001. I took this picture from about|
the same angle.
On Sunday, we explored our living quarter in bright sunshine and cool wind.
|Horses and geese are dining in harmony.|
|Some come to see if we bring them goodies, alas -- we don't.|
|So they keep grazing underneath the big oaks, loaded with acorn. |
As the wind shakes the oak, the fruit hit the grazing horses;
the white one panics, dashes away and complains about
evil treatment. He blames us.
Looks of reproach from his friends.
We try to explain, but cannot convince.