Speicherstadt, Hamburg, Germany

APRIL 2012 – View from the east into Brooksfleet, a channel situated in the historic storage harbor of Hamburg, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

Hamburg in Germany is known for its huge harbor. As the harbor gained importance, there was an increasing need for storage space, ideally close to the harbor and reachable by boat. And so these buildings were erected right next to the harbor to form the (now historic) “storage harbor”. They were used as intermediate storage for the goods that arrived from all over the world. The goods would get offloaded from the freighters onto smaller ships that could pass the channels between the storarge buildings and be securely stored until they would transported to their next destination. Today the buildings are used as office space, for theaters and for museums.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time29-APR-2012, 16:20
LocationHamburg, Germany
CameraRicoh CX1
Exposure1/440 sec at f/5
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3456 x 2592 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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