Sunday, August 14, 2016

Speicherstadt Hamburg | Germany

Speicherstadt in Hamburg, Germany is the largest warehouse district in the world. The complex was built in 1883. The warehouses are built on oak piles and the district is crossed by what are known as fleets - canals that are flooded depending on the tides and can then also be travelled by ship. One of the fleets on this postcard is Hollandfleet.

Atlantic herring, part of a set of three fish-stamps, issued August 2016. Loveley postmark also: first day of issue stamp!


Birgit said...

I'm surprised how old it looks because it was so badly bombed in the Second World War. Another place I'd like to see

Medical Librarian said...

Beautiful city.

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