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Re: Hamburg concert hall: Overdue, Over Budget, Finished

DrFumblefinger ·
Nothing like inept bureaucrats to run up the budget....Imagine, €300 for a toilet brush! I'm sure an adequate brush could have been purchased for €3. And that's just one example. Beautiful building, but at a cost of nearly $US 1 billion, it does seem a bit pricey.
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Re: Hamburg concert hall: Overdue, Over Budget, Finished

GarryRF ·
The German government were offering Hamburg as a suitable venue for the Olympic Games. The good people of Hamburg have said they no longer trust developers and politicians. No thank you. I find the new Concert Hall to be a monster on stilts. Not a pleasant view from any angle.
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Re: SF: Walls take revenge on public urination

TravelGirlJenn ·
Time will tell to see if this will work. In that particular area of the city, the worse offenders are usually (1)too drunk to notice until it is too late or (2) are transient. If it does work, I say that they add this special paint to all areas of the BART stations! Please! It sure is a wake up call on certain mornings!
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Re: SF: Walls take revenge on public urination

Travel Rob ·
It sounds like a potential Yakov Smirnoff joke to me. " In Soviet Russia walls pee on you"
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THAT's what a Hamburger's all about....

DrFumblefinger ·
  Many of my Canadian friends find it difficult to understand why someone would want to move away from California.  There were good reasons to stay and, in our case, better reasons to leave, but there are definitely things about California...
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Airbus now "printing" parts for A350

PHeymont ·
A350 being assembled at Toulouse, France   I'm going to start with the cranky part: it's NOT 3-D printing; it's 3-D fabrication, or technically FDM (fused deposition modeling).   Now that I've gotten past that part, here's the wonder: the...
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Germans' surprising 'top city' pick: Hamburg

PHeymont ·
In Hamburg's Alster harbor area           Photo: Butterfly1172 / Wikimedia While Berlin and Munich are the tourist meccas most often thought of in Germany, a poll of Germans asking what city they'd most like to move to or...
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It's a girl! Hamburg's zoo celebrates baby elephant

PHeymont ·
Hamburg's Hagenbeck Zoo has a new member this week, with the birth of a yet-to-be-named baby after a 23-month pregnancy. The  mother is Yashoda, who has had one other calf.   Zoo officials haven't announced the baby's weight and other...
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SF: Walls take revenge on public urination

PHeymont ·
San Francisco is testing a special paint that splashes back on your shoes and trousers if you offend it by urinating in public. It's a possible answer to San Francisco's rash of complaints asking the city to steam-clean urine from stinky walls. ...
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"World's Strangest-Looking Plane" turns 20

PHeymont ·
The Airbus "Beluga" celebrates its 20th birthday, looking, as it always has, like a giant whale in the sky...you can see a picture at the link below. The special-purpose plane was built by Airbus for its own use; it transports large parts between...
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Hamburg concert hall: Overdue, Over Budget, Finished

PHeymont ·
Years late and amazingly expensive, Hamburg's new concert hall nevertheless sounds a sweet note as it opens.
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Hamburg, Germany

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of Hamburg, Germany.
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August 19, 2018: Giants of the Sea

Jonathan L ·
Get up close to some of the largest ships that cruise the sea
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August 22, 2018: Wolfy's Restaurant, Chicago, Illinois

Samantha ·
Samantha stops in at a Chicago favorite, and shares the story and the memories with us.
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Cruising the Elbe in Hamburg

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a cruise down the Elbe and through one of the largest shipping ports in Europe
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Re: THAT's what a Hamburger's all about....

Jonathan L ·
I love In-n-out burgers. My ongoing comparison and self-argument is whether or not In-n-Out is better than Five Guys burgers on the east coast. Also a very limited menu - burgers and fries, that is it. Both are real good
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Re: THAT's what a Hamburger's all about....

Travel Rob ·
I grew up on the burgers and they always have been consistently good. It's been interesting to see how popular they've have become attracting visitors from all over as a must see stop.
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Re: THAT's what a Hamburger's all about....

Samantha ·
Thanks for making me miss one of my favorite eateries in CA, lol Wish they would bring them out here to CO. Maybe someday. In the meantime, we usually hit them as soon as we land in LA, lol.
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Re: THAT's what a Hamburger's all about....

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for all of your comments. I agree with Samantha. In-n-out as soon as you can, although a good Mexican food meal might beat it out once in awhile!
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Re: THAT's what a Hamburger's all about....

PHeymont ·
I'm gonna get killed, here, I know it, but I would rank In-n-Out in a class with Wendy's. Thin patties, no juiciness, nothing to write home about. After years of hearing about them from West Coast friends, the reality was so disappointing...
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Re: THAT's what a Hamburger's all about....

DrFumblefinger ·
That analogy, PHeymont, is like equating the quality of pineapple or papaya picked and consumed in the tropics with the stuff you buy at your corner grocery store in Brooklyn. If it's a thicker patty you're looking for, I suggest the meatloaf sandwich at a local deli.
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Re: THAT's what a Hamburger's all about....

Samantha ·
Pheymont, when I was in CA I could take it or leave it, but now that I am away I want it all the time So annoying, lol.
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Re: THAT's what a Hamburger's all about....

PHeymont ·
DrFumblefinger, I'm not sure we agree on which is which in your analogy...but I certainly wouldn't compare In-n-Out with a roadside fruitstand on the Big Island! Well, as they say, " À chacun son goût !"
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Re: THAT's what a Hamburger's all about....

Jonathan L ·
Sorry Paul, I disagree. First let's remember that we a talking fast food, not a burger from a bistro or steak house. But Wendy's - home of the hot and greasy? No way!
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Re: THAT's what a Hamburger's all about....

GarryRF ·
On my recent trip to the US I found 5 Guys fast and good. An attractive young lady on roller skates brings your order out to your car. I'm sure she works in Hooters too ! In Wendys I had to get more napkins to catch all the grease running down my arm. Awful place. In Cracker Barrel - which has always been great - the meatloaf went back with cardboard and sellotape in it. The Waitress noticed my English accent -apologized - and said "Well, you're only passing through" The Manager came out too...
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Re: THAT's what a Hamburger's all about....

PHeymont ·
My California friends always spoke o f it with reverence, not as fast or junk food, and thatbset my expectations. And note that the headline of this blog sets the same view. But now it sounds as if it is being offered as best of a generally bad lot, NOT what a hamburger is "all about!"
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Re: THAT's what a Hamburger's all about....

TravelGirlJenn ·
#&^%@! Now I want In N Out! I'm fortunate to have one less than a mile from me. I actually don't eat there that often, but when I get that craving, its all over! I like Five Guys as well. What I like about them is that you do seem to get more for your buck as a "small" fry is practically half a bag and the small burgers are huge. Heading off to eat a salad. How boring.
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Re: THAT's what a Hamburger's all about....

DrFumblefinger ·
PHeymont. Everyone is entitled to their opinion about food, although in this case yours is a minority view. The title was a bit of an inside joke. In-n-Out uses this in its promotional material....as in this brief video clip.
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Re: THAT's what a Hamburger's all about....

GarryRF ·
I looked on a comparison site for Burgers. It seems that most people who have a passion for In-N-Out are from California. One 5* Review guy wrote " I go to bed at night I dreaming of In-N-Out burgers" Wonderful passion for a Football Team maybe. But a burger ? Very sad.
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Re: THAT's what a Hamburger's all about....

Travel Rob ·
I had a lot of fun eating at In -N -Out last couple of months. Don't forget to ask for "animal style fries" at least once.
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