Unilever Headquarters and the Marco Polo Tower, Hamburg, Germany.
I really enjoyed walking around HafenCity in Hamburg. So many new buildings. So many different architectural views. The combination of practicality and art. Have you seen the new Elbe Philharmonic Hall, with its shiny surface of glass waves!?
HafenCity is an area that combines working, culture and living, as you can also see here. The Marco Polo Tower is a residential tower, while behind it you see the Unilever office. The rest of the area is ridden with cafes, restaurants and, most importantly, ice cream shops 🙂
For this weeks Challenge, the assignment was as followed: “capture two images — a horizontal and a vertical version — of the same scene or subject. a) it should be evident that both shots are of the same place/location or person/thing, and b) your photographs should ideally have been taken during the same shoot.”
Luckily I almost always take several shots of the same subject, especially if I am not entirely sure yet what will work best – so I also had quite a few things to choose from, despite my lack of actively photographing lately. I am usually a big fan of vertical (portrait) photos, but in this case, I actually like the horizontal (landscape) photo more!
The other apartment buildings along the harbour were also gorgeous. Since today it was announced that, besides Southern Europe, the Netherlands is the only European country that not yet has climbed out of the recession, who knows!? I might just move there 😉