Tall Ship Mir, Kiel, Germany

JUNE 1999 – During Kiel Week, the Russian tall ship Mir has been moored at the Ostseekai in Kiel, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

Here’s an exciting image showing the Russian tall ship Mir as it has been moored to the Ostseekai in Kiel, Germany, during the biggest sailing event in the world, the Kiel Week.

The image is exciting because not only does it show the ship we would use later that day for a mini-cruise to the Baltic Sea (and back), but it shows the former architecture of the Ostseekai cruise terminal. It looks much smaller and more sober than the building that occupies the space today.

But there’s more to the image: Because it had been Kiel Week, even more tall ships had been visiting the harbour of Kiel – visible in the background of the image. Usually, the harbour is not cramped with tall ships, but with modern cruise liners.

Well, well. Change is everywhere, I guess.

The high resolution image

Capture DateJune 1999
LocationSeegartenbrücke, Kiel, Germany
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4274 x 5699 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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