Sunday, 28 September 2008

Visit from Nagaland (in Hamburg)

Nitoli and her mother in Hamburg

Nitoli’s mother and brother (as well as some extended family) decided to come for our wedding. Since it was their first time in Europe, we went down to Hamburg to welcome them and spend a few days there with them, untill it was time to go back up to Denmark.

Since everything was new to them (culture shocks work both ways, obviously) we kept a low pace with a lot of time for shopping. We also took a boat tour of Hamburg Harbour, which is the second biggest in Europe.

A few pictures from our days in Hamburg:

Container ship and cranes in Hamburg's modern industrial harbour

Houses in the now defunct old tax-free harbour Speicherstadt

The water of the new harbour city now being built beyond the Speicherstadt to house apartments and office rather than cranes and warehouses

Nitoli's mother on a big anchor

Bridge between old Hamburg and the free harbour at Speicherstadt

Nitoli surrounded by her mother and brother, Kinito, and members of their extended family on the flanks

A mime who managed to captivate Nitoli's family

The burned out tower of St. Nicolai Church, which was bombed in WWII

Two of the guys checking out an old fountain near the St. Nicolai


oreneta said...

You must be excited to be getting married again...your family must all be pretty happy too....keep us posted about the adventures in Denmark as well....

Britt-Arnhild said...

Hi Espen. When is your marriage?

Thanks for your comment in my blog. I am going to Mysore the 17th of October, for three weeks, to stay with friends.I am Norwegian and live in TRondheim, but when I got your comment I was in Copenhagen :-) It is a small world.

Esben said...

Hi Britt-Arnhild

Actually my wedding is long over, I'm just behind on my blog - update will come tomorrow.

Hope you'll have a great trip to South India. If you need any advice or help at any point, do let me know.