Here are some more views from the museum and a viewpoint nearby in glorious black and white.
Claus and Marion took me to Hamburg’s Harbour Museum, which is a registered society that buys, mends and of course displays important objects of the harbour’s technical past. There is a stunning assortment of exhibits that speak to the history of the harbour and we enjoyed a tour of the freight-ship „Bleichen“ (more on that in a later post).
I’ve wanted to go there for quite some time now, so after having visited Hagenbecks, I went straight to the Museum of Ethnology in Hamburg, stopping just once for a large caffe latte. It’s a rather amazing place where they try to embed their exhibits in an informative context. Here are some impressions. I tried to only show exhibits that seem to be too old to have a copyright. I will gladly take any image down that violates any copyright. Enjoy!
Today, my brother, my nephew and I went to the Prototype Museum in Hamburg, where no touching and no flashing of the cars is allowed. It’s a shame. At least they should disallow the other tourists to stand in the frame I want to shoot.
I like wishful thinking for what it’s worth (not a lot), so I could almost exclusively resort to details. In black and white. Highly post-processed. Here they are, enjoy!
Here is a small photo essay about the „Eisbrecher Stettin“ the oldest coal-powered ship still working. It is run by a public charity that keeps it up-and-running. At least once a year for the harbour birthday they polish it up even more, because it takes part in the celebration. Here are some images that capture the raw spirit of this eighty-three-year old quaint boat, which acquired the status of a technical monument in 1982.
More info on the boats and the charity can be found here.