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 & Time||28-APR-2012, 15:18|
|Exposure||1/500 sec at f/6.3|
|Digital Image Source Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||3321 x 2225 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|