Stoltenhoff Isld (left) and Middle Isld as seen towards the north from Nightingale Island, Tristan-Group, South Atlantic

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Comments (15)

judeoliver on November 24, 2007

Is the red thing a person?

Peter Balwin on December 10, 2007

Yes, a person wearing a red hat. The gras is about 2 m high! Regards, Peter Balwin

Leonardob on March 29, 2008

What country is it?

srabates on April 29, 2008

i can fell the breeze

14MAN02 on November 15, 2008

Nice picture, greetings from germany!!!

srudger leosbel on November 22, 2008

yes tellme is the red thing a person and that is a country;;;;;; yer our not im sorry your picture is mystery but nice or pretty by srudger

serdaran on November 23, 2008

İşte bu!!! ok!

Martin Pudlo on January 9, 2009

Hello, Thank You for this picture from the Stoltenhoff Island! (A part of Tristan da Cunha, a dependency of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena.)

I never heared of this island until 10 min:

There is an advertisement campaign in different small german newspapers and the Internet from coin traders for collectors: "Money from the Pirate-Island - the first edition coins from the Stoltenhoff Island, a former pirate hiding-place" (my rough translation into English). They have different sailing ships and par value (penny) on it and on the back Queen Elizabeth II, an official legal tender set, although non circulating - for a high issue price.

Stoltenhoff Island is very small (0,1km²], uninhabited and inaccessible. How it is possible that this island was "a hideaway for Pirates" and is mentioned on a dubious currency?

not to mention from a beach volley tournament: The Stoltenhoff Open 08 with a prize money of € 100.000

Sorry, maybe is this the right place to start a discussion or not? Nevertheless it is because to keep an unimportant island in mind...?:

Coins and world tournaments in the name of a penguin and bird dung island? What will come next? ;-)

I think this is dubious... pirate methods...

nice greetings from Berlin, Germany

P.S. I started to recherche about the Stoltenhoff brothers, two Germans wich tried to live as the only one on Inaccessable Island between 1871-1873. You can find it in "The Annals of Tristan da Cunha" by Prof.Faustini at page 35f.

conclusion: you can make real money from bird dung (also called "Guano")

stoltenhoff on August 2, 2009

... and best regards from an stoltenhoff-descendant in hamburg, germany :-)

rlenkic on January 2, 2010

very beautiful picture.

ianmiklos on November 10, 2011

Tim Geeson on July 1, 2012

Such and interesting place. Wish I could see it with my own eyes one day. Kind regards Tim

RNLatvian on June 1, 2013

A very beautiful picture! Like! Greetings!

stoltz1936 on May 6, 2015

Yo stoltenhoff from Hamburg, Germany. I too am a direct descendant of the Aachen branch of Stoltenhoff ..My great great Grandfather being Gottfried William born 1807 - are we distant cousins?

reinhard10000 on October 13, 2015

Interesting picture. Best wishes Reinhard

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 11, 2007
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    by Peter Balwin
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S50
    • Taken on 2004/04/04 11:09:16
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 7.09mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash