Lotsenhaus Seemannshöft, Hamburg

APRIL 2012 – The Lotsenhaus Seemannshöft is home to the association of maritime and harbour pilots in Hamburg, Germany. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

The Port of Hamburg is an enormous maze. Hundreds of berths have been cramped close to the city center, and day-in, day-out ships are arriving from all over the world with valuable goods.

So it does not come as a surprise that the German legislation requires harbour pilots (or “Hafenlotsen” in German) for certain ships intending to enter the port. In other words: foreign ships may not enter the port without a properly trained pilot on board. The independent association of maritime and harbour pilots in Hamburg serves this need around the clock and regardless of weather conditions. They are doing a great job. (Read more about the association here.)

And this historical building is their home next to the Elbe river, photographed on a beautiful afternoon in spring. Nice.


The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time28-APR-2012, 15:18
LocationHamburg, Germany
CameraRicoh CX1
LensBuilt-in
ISO80
Exposure1/500 sec at f/6.3
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3321 x 2225 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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