Monday, August 17, 2009

Evening in our Town Park

If you live in New York, you have the Central Park which must be way more interesting and beautiful. Hamburg boasts to be the "gate to the world", but in their habits and opinions, people in Hamburg are very conservative and boring. The rich can even be compared to the stiff upper lip English upperclass kind. It might be like some smaller town in the American Middlewest or so. This is the reason why people from different continents seem to enjoy a place where they can live a more joyful lifestyle.
J and I spent a few hours in the largest park of our town. First we had a drink in this very Bavarian beer garden (another reason why we don't have to go to Munich). Then we took a walk. This park is not in the center of Hamburg; there is another about which I made a report sooner. This one is more in the suburbs, and the lawn is HUGE! I knew it is a Sunday pleasure of Hamburg's inhabitants to make a barbequeue. The Turkish started this years ago, and other minorities have followed. There were Latino groups who grilled big steaks, causing a lot of smoke; Africans played football, and some youth went for a little swim in the lake.

There was a good mood and litter all over and big metal containers for the leftovers of smoking coal.


ArtSparker said...

I do love the way parks mingle different groups of people.

Anonymous said...

Ahh! My kind of day, Eva. We have yet to explore the park in our new little town. Will be interesting, I'm sure!

jude said...

sounds better than central park, more like a beach park near here where people are more relaxed and free. so many different smokey food smells. love that.

Rayna said...

I don't know about barbecuing in Central Park but there are lots of parks near me where people can do this. Isn't it wonderful to have such an eclectic group doing so many things in one place?

Judy said...

Our Piedmont Park in Atlanta (where Sir Paul just performed) is always bustling with folks barbecuing and playing various sports. I love to walk Barker there because there are so many other wonderful dogs for him to meet. I enjoyed your pictures from your day in the park.