Hamburg / Old Elbe Tunnel

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Adam Welber on November 2, 2011

Please see in HD-RESOLUTION for best view

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.

migueljv on November 3, 2011

Una foto genial y una explicación magnífica. LK

Andrea Witt on November 3, 2011

Wunderbare Arbeit in einem bewundernswerten Bauwerk!


Viele Grüsse, Andrea

Souls at Zero on November 6, 2011

Wonderful set your latest work. Ciao, Roby

ch. bebessi on November 13, 2011

Perfect, LIKE, greetings, charles

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Photo taken in Saint Pauli, Hamburg, Germany

This photo was taken indoors

Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 2, 2011
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    by Adam Welber
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Taken on 2011/10/23 19:41:28
    • Exposure: 1.600s
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash