Al Zubara – Hapag Lloyd

The container ship Al Zubara with a capacity of 19,000 TEUs. On its way from Rotterdam to Southampton. The port of Calais on the French coast. The ferry gives some sense of scale.

Hapag – Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Aktien-Gesellschaft – was formed in Hamburg in 1847. It merged with Norddeutscher Lloyd in 1970.

I am currently waiting for Jennifer Jenkins book Provincial Modernity: Local Culture and Liberal Politics in Fin-de-Siècle Hamburg. This has been ordered from a bookshop in Amsterdam and I guess it will come to England by sea. It may even be in a container on that ship.

It was in Hamburg that the landscape architect Leberecht Migge designed one of his first public spaces (the Wacholder park in Fuhlsbüttel district of the city in 1909). This was part of the Park Reform Movement. More of this soon.

The hawk was good company while I rested on a bench. It sat very still and patiently.

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