January 14, 2010

Frozen Alster Update and Soccer Season 2010

Many of us are very anxious about the beginning of the second half of the Fussball Bundesliga (Premiere Soccer League) season starting on Friday. Hamburgs Premiere league team "HSV" is ranked 4th after the first half of the season. And Hamburgs team in the second Bundesliga "FC St. Pauli" is currently ranked 2nd.

Photo taken with a Hasselblad 500 c/m medium format
film camera and scanned

I feel equal excitement amongst Hamburgians about the chance to go skating on the ice of the frozen lake Alster. Forecasts at the time of my last post were predicting a possible official approval by this weekend. A little bit warmer than expected temperatures during last weekend crossed those plans though. The thickness of the ice had actually decreased a few cm. We need a constant thickness of 20 cm or 8 inches for the ice to be cleared by officials. Today we are at about 11cm or 4.3 inches.

HSV Stadium - HSH Nordbank Arena
Photo taken with an iPhone

The weather forecast predicts continuous temperatures below freezing for the next 5 days. There is still a good chance for ice skating soon but a 100% chance of the Bundesliga to start this weekend :-)

1 comment:

Buddy and Krista said...

Just found the blog....well done. I would appreciate a little German commentary about the SuperBowl this weekend as well.