The Anonymous Widower

Bang Goes My Holiday!

There are various things I want to visit in Germany and I felt that the best thing to do would be go for a few days,

But the BBC are reporting these facts about travel to Germany.

  • From Sunday, people travelling from the UK will not be allowed to enter Germany
  • The decision is down to a rise in cases of the Indian variant in the UK
  • German citizens and residents, plus people with an exceptional reason, can still enter – but face a two-week quarantine

So bang goes my holiday!

I particularly wanted to go to Hamburg to take a few pictures of the Siemens Gamesa ETES trial installation in the city.

However I’ve been able to locate the installation on Google Maps.


  1. The wind-turbine towards the South-West corner of the map.
  2. Siemens Gamesa ETES trial installation is the prominent odd shaped building towards the South-East corner of the map, just below the shadow of the turbine.
  3. The installation seems to have lots of pipes connected to it.

This second map shows the installation from an angle.

This document on the Siemens Gamesa web site describes the installation.

  • The nominal power is 30 MW.
  • The capacity is 130 MWh.
  • 80 % of the technology is off the shelf.

The picture on the front says “Welcome To The New Stone Age”.

If anybody should find themselves in Hamburg with some time to waste, I’d be very grateful for a copyright-free image.

The installation appears to be just off the VollHöfner Weiden.

May 22, 2021 - Posted by | Energy Storage, Health, Transport/Travel, World | , ,


  1. Sorry you won’t get to Hamburg just yet. There is still so much people can’t do. Neil and I will have been married for 40 years tomorrow, but no party, not even daughters visiting because I am to shield until I get the results of my antibody tests. Which are taking ages – I wish I had paid the price of going to the local private hospital instead of ordering the kit online.

    Hope all well with you, and that London isn’t too crazy. Manchester is crazy, 2 separate large protests happening today apparently.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | May 22, 2021 | Reply

    • Happy Anniversary!

      Things are not too crazy in Hackney. Everybody seems to be behaving themselves! Even the ultra-Orthodox Jews, who were a problem earlier.

      The Council seems to have stamped on problems quickly. But I also put it down to the Borough having a lot of races and religions and they seem to be sharing good ideas.

      A policeman told me they’re getting more problems with low traffic neighbourhoods.

      Comment by AnonW | May 22, 2021 | Reply

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