MS Vistamar Cruise Ship and Rainbow, Western Docks, Dover Harbour, Kent, UK

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John Latter on August 23, 2010

The MS Vistamar beneath a rainbow at Cruise Terminal 1 (CT1) on the Admiralty Pier, part of the Western Docks of Dover Harbour.

A small arc of a secondary rainbow (with reversed colours) is visible near the top right-hand corner of the photo which was taken at 6.39 am on Saturday, 14th of August 2010, from the Lighthouse and Cafe end of the Prince of Wales Pier (western side).

To the right of the stern of the Vistamar is the Cruise Terminal 1 building, once Dover Marine Railway Station, and above which is Shakespeare Cliff, part of the White Cliffs of Dover.

Right of centre is the cream-coloured four-storey Lord Warden Hotel building which was the Royal Navy's "HMS Wasp" shore station during the Second World War; behind and to the right of the hotel is the white Channel House of P and O Ferries.

On the skyline above the ex-Lord Warden Hotel is the Officers Mess in the Citadel of a Napoleonic and Victorian defense system embedded into the Western Heights.

The rainbow passes in front of St Martin`s Battery on the tree-line before dropping down the cliff-face to end at a point somewhere behind the old Hoverport.

The two small craft in the centre of the photo (the lead one being DHB Dovorian) are heading towards the Tidal Harbour, to the left of which is the entrance to the Jetfoil Basin.

Also see the Autumn Rainbow at the end of Dover High Street photo.

Other photos of the Vistamar taken this day:

MS Maasdam Cruise Ship after Sunrise in the Western Entrance

MS Maasdam Cruise Ship nearing Cruise Terminal 1

The Vistamar passenger ship left Cuxhaven in Germany on Wednesday, 11th of August, at the start of a 7-night "Western European Cities" cruise with the following itinerary: Cuxhaven, Ijmuiden (Netherlands), Zeebrugge (Belgium), Dover (England, UK), St. Peter Port (Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK), Honfleur (France), and Cuxhaven.

Ship's details (1) (2):

Owner: Plantour and Partner

Built: 1989 (Union Naval de Levante)

Length: 121 m

Width: 17 m

Draft: 4.50 m

Tonnage: 7500 GRT

Speed: 16.5 knots

Security system: Solas 2000

Crew: 110 people

Passengers: 290 people

Decks: Decks: 6

Voltage: 220 Volt

Air Conditioning: Completely

Currency on board: Euro

Stabilizers: Yes

Flag: Italy (IT)

Call Sign: ICCO

IMO: 8701193

MMSI: 247191700

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(1) Official MS Vistamar webpage (German) (2) Marinetraffic entry for MS Vistamar

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picsonthemove on November 17, 2010

Hello John,

congrats, a rare occasion, to see a rainbow and a good view below - Like

Ciao

picsonthemove

John Latter on November 18, 2010

picsonthemove, on 17th November 2010, said:

Hello John,

congrats, a rare occasion, to see a rainbow and a good view below - Like

Thank you for your comment, picsonthemove :)

Lothar Wiese on November 18, 2010

Great shot! Like

John Latter on November 18, 2010

Lothar Wiese, on 18th November 2010, said:

Great shot! Like

Thank you, Lothar :)

John Latter on January 8, 2011

John Latter, on August 23, 2010, said:

...Right of centre is the cream-coloured four-storey Lord Warden Hotel building which was the Royal Navy's "HMS Wasp" shore station during the Second World War

Two photos of the Lord Warden House have been uploaded:

Lord Warden House at Daybreak from St Martin`s Battery, Western Heights

Lord Warden House, Victorian Hotel, WWII HMS Wasp Shore Station

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 23, 2010
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2010/08/14 06:39:27
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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