Zirkus Roncalli in Town

Zirkus Roncalli in Town

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During June 2016 the Zirkus Roncalli is in Hamburg and is playing its 40 Years of Roncalli show.I still remember my youth time, when I visited Roncalli with my parents. At that time it was a very special circus without lions and other wild animals, but with a lot of acrobatics and clown shows.

Currently the circus stays in the middle of Hamburg near the Dammtor railway station and it is lovely to see the colorful circus tent behind the trees every morning and every evening when I pass by on my way to/from the office.

So I went there this weekend to capture some shots during dawn. What a lovely color contrast with the red light in the entrance and the blue sky versus the green leaves.

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Zollen-Bridge (I)

Zollen-Bridge (I)

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The Zollen-Bridge is one of Hamburgs oldest bridges, first written about in 1355! The bridge you can see today was build in the 17th century, while the balustrade was originally build for another bridge in 1835 and. It was later mounted on this bridge.

Today you hardly take notice of this old bridge, because it stand aside of two big streets, the Domstraße and Willy-Brand-Straße and cannot be used by cars.

Großneumarkt (Infrared)

Großneumarkt (Infrared)

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Großneumarkt, one of the small market places in Hamburg. Nearby is the famous church St. Micheal, in Hamburg just called »Michel‹. I love this market place with its surrounding trees and the little alley in the center of the place. It is special with its cobblestone and looks like in medieval ages in black and white images.

But the image get a very special look through my Infraredphotography with the high-contrast and the white trees.

MOL Triumph and Thalassa Pistis

MOL Triumph and Thalassa Pistis

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During the first visit to Hamburg Port I want to see the currently biggest container vessel, the MOL Triumph with it’s dimensions of 400m × 59m. But when I was at the port a second ship the Thalassa Pistis (368m × 51m) was tugged into the port and was moored just behind the giant at the Terminal Burchardkai. The tugboats where still alongside the ship, iluminating the szene together with the lights of the portainer just above the ships. For me this was the best moment to be at the port, with the different lights and the two big vessels.

You can see additional photographies of the Hamburg Port at my Portfolio Page »Port of Hamburg«.

 

Dockland after the rain

Dockland after the rain

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We had a full day of thunderstorms and heavy rain. But the good news, the rain stopped during sunset — just in time! We were at the Dockland a fantastic build office building, when the clouds and the setting sun created the best background for the illuminated stairs to the rooftop of the building.

Wasn’t it the best, to have puddles all over the concrete in the foreground? So it was so colorful!

Clouds and light at the river Elbe

Clouds and light at the river Elbe

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At fantastic april weather at the river Elbe. We went to the ferry, that passes the Elbe just half an hour away from Hamburg and is frequently used by commuters. Astrid love to paint Plein Air at this location and sometimes I come with my wife to take some shots at this lovely river shoreline.

I have created an panorama shot just5 a few moments later. It is more than 11.000 pixel wide and 4.400 pixel high, so I can easily create a print of 2 meters width!

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