One of the most famous sights in Hamburg is the futuristic architecture of the Dockland building. Finished in 2005, the building does not only have an iconic look from the outside, but also the inside is noteworthy. For example, there is a diagonally orientated elevator inside bringing people to all 6 floors! The building won the audience award 'Architecture' in 2008. More information on www.dockland-hamburg.de.
The picture was taken last week at a very nice sunset evening using the Lee Filters Little Stopper and has an exposure time of over 2 minutes! If you like you can also view the picture on my 500px page!
The biggest harbor festival worldwide is the yearly celebration of the Port of Hamburg. Over the last three days the event took place, as always, around the jetties and the entire harbor of Hamburg. Check out the official video clip of the festival here. The shot I am sharing with you in this post was taken on Saturday during the big fireworks. From the Hotel Hafen Hamburg you have a good vantage point to overlook the entire jetties and the festival.
I have recently moved to Hamburg for a civil engineering project in northern Germany and got the chance to go out the other night to take some shots. I went to the historically famous "Speicherstadt" in Hamburg and took a shot of the "Wasserschloss". Thanks to an art club who wanted to illuminate the whole Speicherstadt at nights, the Wasserschloss lights up beautifully after the sun has set. You can read more about this project at their website http://www.lichtkunst-speicherstadt.de. I have already uploaded my picture to the photo community website of 500px, so be sure to check out that site as well.
Today starts the second half of the worlds biggest wine festival, the 597th Dürkheimer Wurstmarkt in Bad Dürkheim. It is a yearly event since 1417 on the second and third weekend of september and counts over 685.000 visitors (2012).
One of the most famous sights in Heidelberg is this bridge. Construction finished in 1788 under elector Karl Theodor. It is called 'Alte Brücke' and this specific view you can get from 'Philosophenweg' uphill in Heidelberg - fantastic view over the city, though a lot of trees and bushes are slowly blocking the view. If you like you can also check out this picture on my 500px account!