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1. Day 1: Arriving at the Hotel Novum Accord mid-morning near the "Batman" Turkish restaurant. Germany has a large Turkish population and there are many Turkish eateries where you can get a good kebab. 21. Deichstrasse, a cobblestone street of shops
2. The "Kunst Museum" nearby. Kunst is not a family name, to my surprise; rather it is the German word for "art" 22. Canal close to Deichstrasse
3. Where my bus arrived at the Hamburg train station 23. The "Free Port" of Hamburg (Freihafen Hamburg) contains large complexes of parallel buildings known as The Speicherstadt. This is what the city has been most known for during the centuries. It has been the second largest port in Europe since the Middle Ages.
4. "Chilehaus" building. Part of a noted series of clinker-brick buildings designed in the New Objectivity style of 1920's architect Fritz Shumacher 24. The Speicherstadt has very long parallel blocks for port space and offices
5. St James Church (Jacobikirche) since 1340. Had been almost completely destroyed in WWII but reconstructed 25. The Speicherstadt rows are mostly brick
6. St James Church side view 26. The Speicherstadt has a good number of bridges due to the parallel canals that abutt the rows of buildings
7. St James Church explanation in German 27. A canal of The Speicherstadt
8. St James Church interior 28. Approaching the western end of The Speicherstadt
9. St James Church interior 29. Statues adorn a bridge at The Speicherstadt
10. St James Church interior 30. Ivy-covered building at the western end of The Speicherstadt
11. Old painting in St James Church 31. A building at The Speicherstadt
12. St James Church interior 32. A building at The Speicherstadt
13. Hamburg has many waterways crossed by bridges, not to mention classy buildings 33. Looking eastbound at A building at The Speicherstadt toward St. Katherine's Church (St. Katharinenkirche)
14. St. Nikolas Church, built on site of a 14th century church destroyed in 1842 fire; destroyed in WW2, leaving just the tower and outer walls. It will not be rebuilt but serve as a monument instead. 34. Stained glass at St. Katharinenkirche
15. St. Nikolas Church (Nikolaikirche) 35. More stained glass at St. Katharinenkirche
16. St. Nikolas Church 36. Unusual buildings on stilts
17. St. Nikolas Church 37. St. Michael's Church (St. Michaeliskirche), perhaps Hamburg's best-loved and most famous landmark
18. St. Nikolas Church 38. St. Michaeliskirche
19. St. Nikolas Church 39. The tower at St. Michaeliskirche
20. St. Nikolas Church 40. Unusual building in the same part of town


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