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Hamburg is where der Spiegel, the magazine, has its headquarters. Then there is Speicherstadt, "the warehouse town" of a notoriously harbour-endowed city. It has these very symmetric façades alongside the canals.
Spiegel means mirror, and the Italian word for it is "specchio". Due to the words'resemblance and to the peculiar architecture, I mistakenly thought that 'Speicher'stadt meant 'the mirror city'. Then I saw the reflecting glass palace where der Spiegel is published and I was like "Oh. Yeah. Stupid of me - it's SPIEGEL, not SPEICHER". But since the magazine and Speicherstadt stand so close to one another, I felt like I had been wrong, but... Not that much. The ends were meeting anyway. #inyourface
My trip to Germany was erratic as much as it was needed, to refresh my long-lost love for travels and improvisation and to finally feel ready to dive into some new chapter. It wasn't the most adventurous choice, for a European that does, or should, know some German, and has been to the country several times, and has various German relatives in her extended family. But maybe "because" of all this, that travel brought about a sort of underlying epiphany. Like looking into a mirror that goes much deeper in doing its job. As random as they were, all the elements of those ten days fell into their right pieces and reflected back a consistent picture, where even mistakes could make sense. Especially mistakes, possibly.