One thing I love about Hamburg is that it has really cool architecture. It’s a mix of Altbau (very old!) buildings and 60s- and 70s-style mod design. But the best part is that there are so many colorful buildings.
This one here is nearby TK Maxx in Eppendorf. Yes, I went there – twice, actually. I had to check it out! The first time, I saw a snowboarding jacket I liked, but of course I didn’t buy it. (I wasn’t kidding about being indecisive.) But I went back a second time and bought it, after all.
But anyway, back to the house — this house, with its red brick façade and yellow accents, really makes it stand out. Especially on a cloudy day…which is pretty often here in Hamburg. So little pops of color make things feel much more cheerful. That’s another reason why I prefer Hamburg to Paris. Paris is beautiful and great and all that too (I mean, it does have the Eiffel Tower!), but it’s so gray there.
See what I mean? Gray.
Isn’t it funny that here I am saying I prefer color to gray, but I’m sitting here wearing a gray sweater and am thinking of painting my living room gray too? Hmm. Maybe it’s to balance out all the colorful houses here. Who knows?