Today I’m hosting a picture of Landungsbrucken Harbour Promenade in Hamburg taken by Yaopey Yong from Fotographee Blog.
I have chosen this shot because I really enjoyed Hamburg when I was there and this shot reminds me a bit of a city called Szczecin in Poland.
Landungsbrucken literally means landing stages but it is a 700 meters long floating dock, which is a perfect place for a nice stroll, great pictures and some amazing seafood restaurants.
Yaopey is a part-time landscape, cityscape, architectural and travel photographer. He also has a blog where he teaches others how to create naturally beautiful HDR images.
Photo Story: Landungsbrucken Harbour Promenade
Hamburg is one of the big cities in Germany and a lesser travelled one. It certainly won’t be on your top ten list if you haven’t been to Europe.
To be honest, before visiting this amazing city, I have actually never heard of it!
So, how did I discover this place?
Living in the UK has the benefit of travelling to many countries in Europe. The flights are very affordable and the travelling time is short. When I was a student, I used to travel to many popular destinations in Europe.
There was one time when I had a week of holiday and didn’t know where to go. Having been to most destinations in Europe, I wanted to go somewhere new, somewhere I can explore and discover in my very own way.
I checked out the map, to begin with looking for inspiration. But after zooming in and out of the map, I still had no idea. Then, I thought of trying something I have never done before.
I decided to get the cheapest flight ticket from the closest airport. It didn’t matter where the destination is as long as it is somewhere I have not been! I searched the internet and eventually found the cheapest flight. The destination? Hamburg!
Not knowing what this place has to offer and without any hesitation, I took the leap of faith and bought the ticket! Looked for the best place to stay in Hamburg and was ready to fly.
The moment when I touched down in Hamburg I knew I was going to like this place. The city itself has many great architectures and most importantly, many beautiful scenes. I suppose this is something that excites a photographer!
This photo was taken at the harbour promenade (Landungsbrücken). It was in the evening when I took a stroll along the marketplace. I saw the sun setting in the background and I wanted to take a photo of the port together with the promenade.
I needed a vantage point but I didn’t know where to find one. So I turned to my Lonely Planet guidebook (I always get one wherever I travel to) and frantically looking for a miracle.
Well, it wasn’t disappointing! I found a place behind the metro station and I went for it. It turns out, this higher ground was right outside a public restroom! I couldn’t care less. I set up my camera, took some photos and went back to my hotel as a happy photographer!
Two towers with prominent green roofs mark the 205 metres-long terminal between lower harbour, Reeperbahn and Fischmarkt.
Located by the Elbe, the Landungsbrucken Harbour Promenade was once a landing pier for steam ships and now function as a connector for underground and suburban trains.
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