i was wandering around and saw this big spire towering over the buildings
it looked old and interesting, so i went to see what it was.
it turned out to be the ruin of the church of st. nikolai that was destroyed in WWII and never rebuilt. it looks like some people are trying to rebuild it now. it has a war memorial on its grounds, with a statue called "Angel on Earth" that I can't find a pic of online (I didn't take any pictures because the stores were closed and it was rainy and gray anyway), that is an angel at the top of a pillar of hands. the inscription said,
TAKE MY HAND AND I WILL LEAD YOU BACK TO YOUR SELF
which i thought was a very nice thought.
yes, that is what angels do, remind you of what is real and true when everything seems very confused and dark.
also hamburg has jumped on the cow parade bandwagon with street-art statues of hans hummel
some more hans hummels are
here and here
they were quite interesting, but i think i prefer PandaMania.