While walking down the Reeperbahn the other night, I realised that the “Esso Buildings” (Esso Häuser) have been demolished already. If you are interested in how it came to that, I recommend Initiative Esso Häuser for some additional reading. Basically, it was a building complex created in the 1960ies with some clubs (e.g. Molotow) and stores on the Spielbudenplatz as well as cheap apartments for low income tenants. In 2009 it was sold to Bayerischen Hausbau GmbH & Co. KG with plans for a […]
Being back in Hamburg for just a few days, I stopped by at Matsumi, my all time favourite Japanese Restaurant, for some delicious Sashimi. In fact, it was a gigantic sashimi platter with the finest assortment of fish selected by sushi chef Hideaki Morita.The tuna repertoire was of particular grandiosity. It was (from left to right) Toro, O-toro, Chūtoro and Hara-Toro.
I went to the Elbjazz Festival again. Apart from some very rainy weather, it can be said that Jamie Cullum was by far the best act I have ever seen in Hamburg so far. Aloe Blacc was not that convincing so we left for the Mojo Club Night.
Today I am going to the 2-day jazz festival in Hamburg, called ELBJAZZ. It is the second jazz festival in Hamburg with 50 concerts on 10 stages. Among many others there are artists like Charlie Haden, Don Grusin, Kurt Elling, Nils Landgren, Nik Bärtsch, Nicola Conte and Paolo Nutini. For more information about the event visit the ELBJAZZ website (German). This year the festival comes with an ELBJAZZ iphone app, which is quite a nice gadget. As anyone needs a mobile […]