Cranes or…Hamburg*End(si)e Canvas

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Another Canvas for my exhibition- which is going to be part of a small series of three and belongs to this canvas I showed already. I find the Hamburg Harbor very interesting – I love the cranes, the big container ships, the containers. Hamburg is actually called “Tor zur Welt” too, which means “Gate to the World” – a second name of Hamburg which apparently has been mentioned in 1888 already (I didn’t know – LOL). I have to say the harbor has  indeed this little taste of a gate to the world. BTW – if you are ever in Hamburg as a tourist…do not go to the harbour on the weekend – it is unbearably full there in the summer…the best time is in the middle of the week at 10 am – and then take a boats tour – beautiful!

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Off to work on the third canvas in this series.

What second name is there or would you give your home town/city?

Have a gorgeous day

nat

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  • Lisa Flaherty

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    In our valley there is a master-planned community (Valencia, CA) that ran an ad campaign calling themselves “Awesometown.” We refer to the valley as a whole as “The Bubble”–very clean, unadulterated, piped-in music, low crime–niceties, but I think it lends to a shocking reality when the kids grow up here and then head into the world.

    My quiet, beachside hometown of Pacifica, CA was referred to as Pathetica by the sulking, brooding teens. Lol!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Danville was formerly known as Hawke. I’m not sure what I would call it if I could make up a name. I like Danville since it is the name of the city that Phineas and Ferb are from (in the cartoon).

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  • Andrene

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    Charleston (SC) is known as The Holy City mainly because of the many old churches, which are really visible on the skyline. It is a very pretty and old city and one you would like, Nat. Downtown Charleston is full of old buildings and houses with beautiful gardens, streets lines with palmetto trees and even a few cobblestone streets. I could see canvas inspiration for you in Charleston!

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  • Gerd Andersson

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    Love the coloring of your canvas and the cranes singing to the sky!
    My memories from Hamburg is huge parcs/places with small lakes, where people walked their dogs.
    Stockholm – Venice of the North – as the city is situated on several islands, has many bridges, “Gamla stan” the old town is built on stilts like Venice.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Gerd that is soooo funny- they call Hamburg Venice of the North too- and even say- it has more bridges than Venice. I wonder how many cities here do this- LOL

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      • Gerd Andersson

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        I guess, there are many, like “Little Paris” as well.

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  • SusanJane

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    Santa Rosa is basically the Heart of Wine Country. Sonoma Country here in northern California actually has more vineyards then the world famous Napa area.

    Hey, i too love the ship yards! I’m also silly about those big yellow earth movers — dump trucks, etc. Absolutely no idea why.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Ohhh I love Sonoma Country! I have friends there and we visited them quite often – time to go back soon ;)
      Totally love earth movers too – although the ones in the US seem to be wayyyy bigger then here- LOL.

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      • SusanJane

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        Please, please, please offer a class in Santa Rosa! There is no way I can travel to the places you’ve taught. Our locally owned real art store has a room especially for classes. Please?

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  • Riikka

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    I’m loving these canvases! They have so much emotion in them. You are a true artist!

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  • Charlotte

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    I will be in Hamburg, as a tourist, for a few days in the first week of August – thanks for the tip! Apparently some people refer to my home town as “the Las Vegas of England”, but that’s very misleading! There are other, less.. polite nicknames too, but we won’t go there…

    Love this, and all your canvases so far – good luck for the exhibition! :)
    Love and hugs x

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Oh how fun Charlotte! You will like it- especially when the weather is nice ;) Huge hugs- and let me know when you are here- maybe we can meet for a coffee/tea if it is not too crazy around here ;) Nat

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