You might have heard that we call Hamburg "the most beautiful town", and among the reasons are the lake in the center and the park. After shopping (a light, but ladylike blouse for Turkey, not the one in the shop window, right pic), we sat by the Alster lake for a while. Then we decided to walk on through the Colonnaden shopping mall and arrived in a park which is simply called "Plants and Flowers". The atmosphere was warm and damp, another rain was due, but still lingering. We sat in the park for some time, talking about the past year and its changes -- we had started this walk with a short visit in J's old company, and talking to his ex-colleagues had eased his mind a little. He had been very sorry to leave a company he had been working for thru 7 years until the company decided to centralize their service in Munich; but now, J heard that things were getting worse, overtime working and Saturday-/Sunday work was due, so he lost some of his regret.
He does enjoy his time off now, and we sat in this park for some time, just letting our eyes rest on the flowers, on the ponds, on the little waterfall. Then we took the train home; when we got out of the subway, we saw that it was pouring down and ran to reach our flat.