Leinen Los!, 13×13 cm, 2012
© Astrid Volquardsen
Last week the weather and light was so excellent that I decided to go to the museums harbour in Hamburg Oevelgoenne. As I strolled around the old sailing boats I took notice that one of the old steamboats was ready to leave. I was asked by one of the crew members if I would like to join them on a short trip on the other side of the river and watch them load new coal. Well, certainly yes!
I have always loved the flair of these old steam boats. This one is an old tug steam boat and was built in 1910. In the 1970s it was nearly scrapped and only rescued by enthusiastic by members of the museums harbour.