From Berlin to HanseSail in Rostock, Germany
Visiting and meeting face to face with the team at the GroupeSTAHL Europe location in Berlin for several days this past week, where I realized once again that Germany is one of the world’s cleanest, well organized countries. It is enjoyable to see the pride people take in their surroundings, especially in such a large metropolitan area like Berlin. I was also impressed by the variety of tourists and tourist attractions in this world city. As for decorated garments, the many reasons to visit Berlin are often printed on t-shirts, caps, mugs, flags, pennants, every type of souvenir that exists can be found here. As for garment art trends, I hesitate to overuse the word bling, instead going with the more sophisticated use of foils, which I am seeing everywhere, often in combination with full color logos. Leaving Berlin, I am now in the Northern Germany city of Rostock, where I am being further impressed by a gathering called the Hanse Sail Rostock. Three miles of shoreline with Tall Ships from around the world, the harbor is lined with bands, booths, international craft exhibits, a Polish fair, and lots of people enjoying the international gathering of Tall Ships. There are 226 participating vessels in the city harbor of Rostock and in Warnemünde.