Sunday, 6 December 2009

Speicherstadt, Hamburg

On a recent trip to Hamburg the daylight was just too poor for taking photographs, so instead I took just a few night images, mainly around the Speicherstadt area. Speicherstadt, which translates literally into English as City of Warehouses, is a region of neo-Gothic red brick warehouses, built on timber piles, with direct access onto the canals. The warehouses, built in the late 19th century, were part of the free port of Hamburg and used for goods that arrived here from all over the world, including carpets, coffee and spices.

Now, many of the buildings are still warehouses, but also many museums can be found here, including the Hamburg Dungeon, Miniatur Wunderland and the Speicherstadt Museum.

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