Tuesday, April 10, 2012


In 1981-1983 I lived in Hamburg and worked at the Hamburg Fremdsprachen-Schule, one of the more prestigious private language schools in Germany, teaching economics translation and oral interpreting.

John Chapman and I lived together on the edge of the Karolinen-Viertel, an older and somewhat rundown district in the city, and therefore all the more attractive.

From our kitchen window we could look up to the tv tower,

from the top of which spectacular aerial views of the city were achieved.

Otto von Bismarck admonished me to duty on the way to work each day,

while taking the U-Bahn back and forth provided ample opportunity to survey the shipping in the harbor.


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