Not that I blame them...this is a cool city even when it's cold and rainy, sort of like Boston in January. It's got one very impressive harbor, and a famous street called the Reeperbahn.
This is the street where the sailors would come when on shore leave, so as you might imagine, it's kind of like the Red Light District in Amsterdam. Mixed with a tinge of Times Square. It's fascinating to walk through, not my cup of tea to actually stop anywhere on.
|The Beatles at the corner of Reeperbahn & Grosse Freiheit|
I took a couple walks down by the harbor, which has been hopping busy for hundreds of years despite being on the Elbe River rather than up at the ocean. A trip to the city history museum was this afternoon, followed by a trip to Spicy's Gewürzmuseum (Spicy's Spice Museum), a small but cool set of exhibits showing you where spices come from, and letting you smell them along the way.
|Big Frankie, 3rd from left, tells other birds what's what, see?|
Off to Berlin tomorrow.