The port is of Hamburg was founded on May 7, 1189 for its strategic location. It has been Central Europe's main port for centuries. It is majestic. And busy-with cargo ships coming in and out, cranes awaiting to lift containers like lego bricks (the square ones) off boats the size of cityblocks. Tourists are buzzing around. Locals are gathering on the shores to watch the sunset. Waving at the incoming. Behind the docks is the “Captains Walk”-an ally of the smallest, humblest, yet most precious houses overlooking the harbor. This is were the captains retire after a long life at sea. The perfect balance of life and work. Nature, industry and humanity. Beautiful.