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Reflections in Elphi

As promised I now return to the first stop of this year’s trip, Hamburg, with another photo of the new concert hall Elbphilharmonie. Due to its location on the peninsula of Grasbrook in the river Elbe and in the newly developed district of HafenCity with some other larger buildings around it, it is not always easy to get a clear view of the fascinating architecture of Elphi, as the building has been nicknamed, but when we were walking back to the city centre along the water of the Alsterfleet and the street called Steinhöft, we noticed this side view with some great reflections. If you click on the map view and you check out Google Streetview, you’ll see the area as it was in 2010, when the Elbphilharmonie was still being built.

The Elbphilharmonie (The Elbe Philharmonic Hall) opened in in January 2017. The large glass structure of the concert hall, resembling a ship, waves, or an iceberg, was built on top of a warehouse (Kaispeicher A) from 1963 and was designed by architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron. There’s an observation deck at the 8th floor, on top of the warehouse.

Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/500 sec
F-Stop: f/4.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 1993/100 mm
Date Taken: 2020-07-22 17:55
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 1552 k

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