Last weekend my young sister (she is just 24 years old!) and her boyfriend spent four lovely days here with us. It was so nice to have them around! We talked for hours, drinking tea or coffee, munching delicious food and playing 'The legends of Andor', one of our favourite parlour games at the moment.
Saturday was a fairly sunny day here in Northern Germany and we decided to do some Hamburg sightseeing. We went to one of the most beautiful districts of Hamburg, Blankenese. It is a district that is situated directly on the bank of the River Elbe. Here live the beautiful people! You will notice it immediately when you reach Blankenese. You are welcomed by villas surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens.
And in the middle of this district there is the sweet 'Treppenviertel' (stairways district). Many narrow paths are just made of staircases and they are often named after someone who has once been the owner of a piece of ground there.
Walking up and down these staircases always feels a bit like being on holiday. We admired beautiful views, tiny houses, small gardens...
a beautiful door...
or a funny sign in a window (when too perfect dear God angry').
There are so many details worth exploring there. But it is quite an exhausting trip if you really want to sneak into every nook and corner. It's worth it yet!
When we took a break to recover our breaths, we were rewarded by beautiful views of the houses and the Elbe.
Needless to say that we rewarded ourselves with a nice cup of coffee and a cake...
sitting outside of one of the most tiny cafes called 'Treppenkrämer' (staircase monger).
I hope I didn't overwhelm you with this load of pictures. The 'Treppenviertel' is such a lovely place on this planet and if you are in Hamburg don't hesitate to go there.
I hope you all have a fine week,