BARCELONA (MED PORTS VOL. III)

Most of my photo sessions in Barcelona follow the same pattern: Reunion with friends and brunch at the café Cava Universal. Then a 150 meters stroll down to the quay for the obligate harbour cruise, or should I say port cruise, Barcelona is a huge (cruise) port. Then a busy half hour photographing cruise ships, […]

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Olbia (Med Ports Vol. II)

Last time I visited Olbia was on a cruise ship an autumn morning. That provided a rather spectacular scenery overviewing the east-facing farirway into the extremely busy ferry port. I have always been impressed by the number of ferries servicing Sardinia’s only 1.6 million inhabitants with Olbia as the leading port, but supplemented by Porto Torres, […]

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Civitavecchia (Med Ports vol. I)

Italy’s advanced capital port to the Med, Civitavecchia figures some impressive numbers. According to the latest statistics, the port on an annual basic handles nearly 2.3 million cruise passengers from no less than 794 calls. The capital hinterland and the central location for the national coastal traffic and the connections to the three major Mediterranean […]

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On new territory

After two and a half decades of regular traveling to Europe’s ferry hotspots, Scotland was still an almost uncharted territory for me. At least until this summer, where I had the chance to combine an invitation to attend a friend’s wedding party on Arran with a three nights stay in Oban. That offered a central […]

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Aida-double up (Port of Aarhus vol. II)

It was heavy clouds and rain showers that welcomed the German passengers on AIDA AURA and AIDA VITA yesterday, when the two sister-cruise ships did a call in Aarhus. Fortunately the weather finally cleared up in the minutes up to the grand simultaneous departure at 19:15. Both ships soon headed out in the Bay of […]

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Hirtshals aerials

As described in a previous post I used one of the top floors at the Hotel Neptun, located directly at the waterfront of Warnemünde, as a photo platform earlier this summer. Back in March I did the same, but at the newly built “Seafront” extension of Hotel Hirtshals. The choice of March instead of the […]

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An eventful hour (Port of Aarhus vol. I)

REGAL PRINCESS prepares for departure 26th of May 2015 while MAX MOLS, in-route from Zealand, overtakes the inbound MAGLEBY MÆRSK. Now the bigger KAT EXPRESS 1 departs for Zealand and passes the huge container ship awaiting her approach slot in the bay. Assisted by the tugs AROS and HERMES, the post-panamax-cruiser cast off and takes […]

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Warnemünde aerials

Some aerial views from my balcony on the 15th floor of Hotel Neptun situated more than less directly on the beach of wonderful “Seebad” Warnemünde – one of my favourite photo locations. I had of course booked a room overlooking the mouth of Warnow, when I stayed there last weekend. The main reason to go […]

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