My husband and I spent a wonderful Sunday in Stade, about 1h to drive from Hamburg. It is his home, and we went to see my p-i-l. Their garden is still full of blossoms, but fall is just around the corner. It was still warm enough to have a nap in the sunshine after lunch. Later, we went to town and visited an exhibition of the German expressionist Max Pechstein, also one of the "degenerate art"-painters (entartete Kunst).
The exhibition was shown in the left building in the top picture. Later, we took a stroll through the town. The door on this picture belongs to the townhall. The sculpture on top of the entrance symbolizes "balance", the art of diplomacy in administration.