Gear wheels with cobwebs at the Speicherstadt, Hamburg, September 2013
The people in Hamburg will have a rough night tonight. Nothing like the mild evening as pictured here.
The city will be ready when the storm flood caused by Xaver, the storm, will hit Germany's second largest city tonight. For the inhabitants of Hamburg this event is nothing extraordinary at all. Storm floods happen from time to time, mostly during the winter months. This time the storm flood will be very severe, with water levels way above the normal level of the river Elbe.
The building below belongs to the harbour authority (police? I think so!) and is going to be flooded if not flooded already. The flood protection structure starts behind this building, which is part of the Speicherstadt.
In Vienna nasty cold gusts slapped me in my face on my ride home from work while in Glasgow, Scotland, the Central Railwaystation, where I arrived last summer, had to be evacuated, due to debris falling from the broken glass roof. The fact that I could still ride the bike and move forward shows how mild the storm is down here, compared to Northern Europe. No doubt, this year's autumn season finally resigned.
Stay warm and dry!
PS: Click twice on the photos to find some magnificent details within the photos.
Stairs leading down to the water (picture #2), fine mesh of the metal hoses in picture (picture #4) Enjoy!