gentle rain – Issue 2
“gentle rain – and other reasons to love Hamburg” is Hamburg’s first English-language city magazine. It covers what life is like in a shared urban space, shows how young Hamburg citizens live and work, and explores creative hives and retreats in the city and its immediate surroundings.
This second issue remains true to the core concept: it leads to places off the beaten track and to people with out-of-the-ordinary lifestyles and ideas. The editorial team drank tequila shots with the best barkeeper in the city (Betty Kupsa, Chug Club) and partied with space sergeants in cellars on the fish market (Golem). Journalist Arne Schulz went to the Wild East of Hamburg to track down simple truths and ended up brooding over complicated building plans. For the cover story, Jonathan Engel - a recent tenant of the Beatles' old apartment on the Reeperbahn - wrote up what remains of the legend. Photographer Frederike Wetzels visually conjured the spirit of those times in their attic flat.