Hamburg / dome of Old Elbe Tunnel

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Wikipedia: Old Elbe Tunnel or St. Pauli Elbe Tunnel (German: Alter Elbtunnel (coll.) or St. Pauli Elbtunnel (official name)) which opened in 1911, is a pedestrian and vehicle tunnel in Hamburg, Germany. The 426 m (1,398 ft) long tunnel was a technical sensation; 24 m (80 ft) beneath the surface, two tubes with 6 m (20 ft) diameter connect central Hamburg with the docks and shipyards on the south side of the river Elbe. This meant a big improvement for tens of thousands of workers in one of the busiest harbours in the world.

Four huge lifts on either side of the tunnel carried pedestrians, carriages and motor vehicles to the bottom. They are still in operation, though due to the limited capacity by today's standards, other bridges and tunnels have been built and taken over most of the traffic.

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Adam Welber on November 2, 2011

Please see in HD-RESOLUTION for best view

It is Pity, but this kind of green is most difficult (impossible) colour to reproduce on common PC Monitors. In reality it is much more deeper then what you see here.

Wikipedia: Old Elbe Tunnel or St. Pauli Elbe Tunnel (German: Alter Elbtunnel (coll.) or St. Pauli Elbtunnel (official name)) which opened in 1911, is a pedestrian and vehicle tunnel in Hamburg, Germany. The 426 m (1,398 ft) long tunnel was a technical sensation; 24 m (80 ft) beneath the surface, two tubes with 6 m (20 ft) diameter connect central Hamburg with the docks and shipyards on the south side of the river Elbe. This meant a big improvement for tens of thousands of workers in one of the busiest harbours in the world.

Four huge lifts on either side of the tunnel carried pedestrians, carriages and motor vehicles to the bottom. They are still in operation, though due to the limited capacity by today's standards, other bridges and tunnels have been built and taken over most of the traffic.

245Ronald on November 2, 2011

Beautiful shot and very nice colours.

Kind regards Ronald.

Alessandro Paccagnin… on November 3, 2011

Impressive... looks like a CERN machinery in Geneve. Thanks for sharing,

Alessandro

Vann Helms on November 7, 2011

Another incredible capture ADAM. You have a way to make the viewer an integral part of the photo. VERY creative stuff. VANN in NOrth Carolina

kevin mcvay on November 13, 2011

Fantastic capture, and amazing subject. Well done!

ch. bebessi on November 13, 2011

Really fantastic, ch.

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Photo taken in St. Pauli, Hamburg, Germany
Alter Elbtunnel

This photo was taken indoors

Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 2, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Adam Welber
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Taken on 2011/10/23 20:01:17
    • Exposure: 10.000s
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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