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    Posted: 18 July 2017 at 22:54
Show us... Hamburg, Germany

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My beginning of this thread on Hamburg is somehow harbor-centered - my apologies!

The thread starts with three landmarks:

#1 "St. Michael (Sankt Michaelis, or in short: Michel)" - the most famous church in Hamburg



#2 "Landungsbruecken and Elbtunnel" - the brown cupola tops the elevator shafts of the old Elbtunnel - thank you, Nordlicht, for the corrections!



#3 "Elbphilharmonie" - a concert hall which has been built on top of a warehouse, at the western tip of the (harbor) warehouse district



#4 "Elbphilharmonie" - in the blue hour



#5 "Elbphilharmonie" - in the blue hour (detail)



#6 View from the "Elbphilharmonie Plaza" to the "Landungsbruecken" - floating piers that are connected by bridges to the Elbe river bank



#7 "Elbtunnel" - A look up to one of the cupolas inside the elevator shaft. Today it is used only by pedestrians and bikers, but one can see the four car elevators



#8 Burchardkai container terminal



#9 Wastewater treatment plant (in the harbor)



#10 Koehlbrand bridge - with Altenwerder container terminal in the back



#11 Koehlbrand bridge (detail)



#12 Tollerort container terminal



#13 View point harbor city. Most of the harbor space has been a free trade zone for a long time - with restricted access. With the harbor activities moving to the container terminals this space has become the new harbor city - warehouses have become condos, all kinds of realty developments have been started - with the "Elbphilharmonie" as kind of a culmination. The view point gives an overview over the area.



#14 View point



#15 What you see from the view point



#16 A non-flying saucer and a circus tent (and some container cranes) - in the golden hour



#17 Subway station "Ueberseequartier" - a new subway line connects to the harbor city



#18 Coming up (from the subway)



#19 Hamburg Mundsburg



#20 Nikolaifleet (fleet: canal) - with the "Elbphilharmonie" in the back



#21 View from Poggenmuehlenbruecke to the "Wasserschloss" (water castle) in the warehouse district


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Edited by waldo_posth - 10 November 2018 at 22:00
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Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 July 2017 at 07:45
fabulous pics (as always!)
it w/b nice if you added the linked pics as well? (MHO?).

amazed actually we didn't have a Hamburg thread yet!
(left many footprints in H. we have lived there -in Hamburg Harburg to be more precize- several times for months in a row, um Klasse zu machen/because (one of) our ship(s) was in dry dock. -we have sailed under German flag-).

the trip from Hamburg to sea (and vise versa) is longgg and boring, but the river banks are high, look great and there are some amazing houses too.
I wouldn't mind if you would include some of the scenery around Hamburg and along the Elbe as well? -should you have any pics-

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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 July 2017 at 17:34
Unfortunately I have made only a couple of photos down the Elbe river bank, some years ago when I did a bike tour from Dresden to Glueckstadt (along the Elbe river). This view might look familiar to you (some distance beyond Blankenese, as far as I can remember):

#22 Elbe river beach


One of my favorite spots always has been the "Schiffsbegruessungsanlage" in Wedel where each incoming and leaving ship on the Elbe river is honored with a little piece of music, a greeting or a farewell. I hope someone here has some photos!

Due to your request here are the night shots of the warehouse district (+ one) and at the end two "abstracts".

#23 New apartment building



#24 Brooksfleet (fleet: canal)



#25 Pickhuben



#26 St. Catherine's Church

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#27 Wandrahmsfleet



#28 Hanseatic Trade Center



#29 Facade of the "Chilehaus" - an old office building



#30 Window reflections (in the Alsterfleet)


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Nordlicht Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 November 2018 at 20:35
Very nice shots, Waldo you have indeed shown some of the most important places in Hamburg.

But I'm surprised, that there are so few pics of Hamburg, and only from you. One little correction or clarification I have about #2:

Originally posted by waldo_posth waldo_posth wrote:


#2 "Elbtunnel" - the green cupolas top the elevator shafts of the old Elbtunnel



The long sandstone building with the green cupolas is called "Landungsbruecken" (Landing bridges). Through the arches, you reach the piers. The old Elbtunnel is the square building on the right with the copper brown cupola roof. The other end of the tunnel is on the other side of the river, about there where you see the small building with the red roof on the left side of the picture. The green and brown roofs (also seen on the Michel on pic #1) are very common in Hamburg, as many roofs are made of copper.


Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

fabulous pics (as always!)
it w/b nice if you added the linked pics as well? (MHO?).

amazed actually we didn't have a Hamburg thread yet!
(left many footprints in H. we have lived there -in Hamburg Harburg to be more precise- several times for months in a row, um Klasse zu machen/because (one of) our ship(s) was in dry dock. -we have sailed under German flag-).


Interesting to hear you know Harburg. Most visitors of Hamburg don't know that place and might even hear from a tour guide that south of the Elbe there's "nothing"   

So I guess some of my images will show places that you know.

When you came to Harburg from the North Sea, you certainly know the Köhlbrandbrücke (Waldos #10 above) and then the Kattwickbrücke, both of them on the Süderelbe (the southern arm of the river Elbe):

#1


If you pass through Hamburg on the Norderelbe, you pass under the Elbbrücken:

#2


This shot was taken near the water gate (behind me) that is used to enter the Harburg Harbour:

#3


And here's a part of the Harbour of Harburg. I'm here on the Lotsekai:

#4


The building on the right is a former silo which was converted to an apartment building.

On the Lotsekai there is this old harbour crane:

#5


Please click on the pictures to see them in full size on flickr.
They are all geotagged, so you can easily find out where they've been taken.

Hope you like them and would be glad to hear your C&C.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 November 2018 at 22:05
It's nice to have some local expertise - thank you! I have used the Elbtunnel quite often when in Hamburg - but I confused the cupolas nevertheless.

I very much like the Elbbruecken shot during the blue hour - a very fine image!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Nordlicht Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 November 2018 at 10:31
Thanks for the compliment. My favourites among your pictures are the ones with special perspectives, esp. #7, #11, #29 and #30.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 November 2018 at 17:19
TY!!! how very considerative!! really, really appreciated! and your pics are a feast for the eyes as well!!!
so lange her... we came ashore in 1985. (still, didn't expect it to stir up so much. :-S).

of course I remember the big bridges. (and recall driving -as passenger- over that huge bridge, Harald's #11, on a chilly easter morning). but didn't get to see everything every time.
you never sail along the Elbe 'alone'. but in the company of a pilot.
(so imagine the usual scenes: pilot needs coffee... pilot wants food... pilot needs more coffee... pilot wants more food... (who said Schnapps? but not all TG) and guess who .....? ;-)
when approaching Hamburg or H. Harburg, also had to change into working clothes and stand by for the fore & the aft (i.e. tying/untying the ship). and meanwhile lock all of our quarters, because the gangway would be out and the ship would be crowded before we returned from the foredeck. ((i.e. didn't HAVE to, but used to. besides, I was obv. the only 'deck hand'/non-officer on all of these ships, able to count shackles. meaning- when you le(t)go anchor/drop an anchor, you need to stop it at the right moment, otherwise it will be 'lose anchor'. something one shouldn't do too often. ;-)). when heading to sea, all we had to do, of course, at a certain point, was to throw out the pilot ladder and throw the pilot off. but usually didn't bother).
vividly remember the very high river banks + its houses, an uncommon lovely sight!

a couple of times we came or left by train. but apart from having to survive the 7 hour voyage (wooden b*ms!), your trains were so much nicer (+ good coffee! :-) a can at the time) and your country is so much prettier than ours! :-)
very familiar with the railway station and esp. Hamburg Hauptbahnhof. (we often went to Hamburg after work or in the weekends. and to the Imbiss in between ;-)).
once we came And left by train. ;-) we were to become captain (i.e. my husband was) of a newly acquired ship. and fled!!! never ever, except for the average Griechen Frachter -back then-, we had seen a piece of scrap like that. not a piece of the hull seemed to be in its original place. the cabins were extremely luxurious, antique! and massive (very promising to be dancing on a rough sea. ;-) with nothing near to hold on to).
owner came on board, and asked how I felt about his 'schones neues Schiff' (he had not seen yet!). and almost fainted every next minute, a blast! "ach du lieber Gott!"/OMG! "was soll DAS denn?!!!!???" "NEINNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!" we were ROFL, best slapstick ever. desp. in need of oxygen after an half an hour of watching the man jumping up and down, falling down, almost loosing consciousness and so on. (seriously! ;-)).
spent a couple more days there, in the -pleasant- company of -previous owner- Michael + friend, comforting ourselves with huge plates of spaghetti at the Hexen-Klause (know it?).
and FLED!


that these long rivers can be a bore, doesn't mean there was nothing adverturous on the Elbe (other than submarines all of a sudden surfacing). we were preparing for some faraway destination, when the owner decided to spent the night in 'the owner's cabin'. we were loading cargo, but still had to de-ballast, still had ballast (water) in the tanks. meaning our ship was 'over the mark' at the waterline. (fines, should you sail like that, are outragious!).
when we were ready to sail, the owner left. almost at open sea, der Meister/engineer appeared on the bridge. "Trinkwasser ist alle", he said. "we are out of drinking water!".
we couldn't wrap our brains around that, because we had bunkered the day before. the tanks were full. and drinking water? not just for drinking, we also needed it to cool the main engine with. (no 'water maker' to miraculously turn sea water into fresh water on board). no way we could sail on like that.
it turned out that the owner (Herr Rainer L. Stussig from the Lüneburger Heide, CHEAPSKATE as middle name -apart from the fact that that he still owes us heaps of wages/loads of money (but patient ;-)) and not just us - ) had noticed that the ship was 'over its mark'. and fearing a huge fine/without consulting a soul, had opened every tap he could find on board in the middle of the night, when we were all sound asleep.
end of story? he had to pay for 2 tug boats ($$$$$$$$$$$$) to tow us all the way back to bunker water.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Nordlicht Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 November 2018 at 20:37
Wow, 1985, that's quite a while ago, but it seems that my photos brought up a lot of memories of your experiences. Thanks for sharing your stories.
And about the "Hexenklause", I think I've heard from it before, but just googled it and read that it burnt down in 2002.

Another part of the harbour is in Wilhemsburg, which is an island in the Elbe, dividing the Elbe into Norderelbe and Süderelbe.

#6


The Rethehubbrücke (Hubbrücke = lifting-bridge), which was replaced by the Retheklappbrücke (Klappbrrücke = bascule bridge) last year:

#7



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Robbie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 November 2018 at 13:19
Very nice contributions so far! I recently visited Hamburg for a couple of days, so here are some pictures taken at the Binnenalster (Sony A6000 with Sigma Art E 30 mm or E 60 mm).

Rest at Binnenalster


Alsterfontäne


At the Kennedybrücke
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HVV Hochbahn



Hochbahn U3 @ Landesbrücken with new Opera House in background.

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Time for some additions:

#8 Hauptbahnhof (central station)


#9 The steamboat 'Schaarhörn' in the 'traditional ship harbour' (a kind of museum harbour) in the Harbourcity district


#10



#11 The Dar-es-Saalam square with the International Maritime Museum in the background.


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