Gernsheim

Gernsheim is a town in Groß-Gerau district (Hesse) and is lying on the Rhine. The town is the birthplace of Peter Schöffer (Petrus Schoeffer) an early German printer, who studied in Paris and worked as a manuscript copyist in 1451 before apprenticing with Johannes Gutenberg.

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Burghead, Moray

Burghead is a small town about 13 km north-west of Elgin, Scotland. The town is mainly build on a peninsula and has sea on three sides. It was built between 1805 and 1809 and the harbour is mainly used by fishing boats.

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Inveraray and Oban

Inveraray is a small fisher and tourist village in west scotland. 1770 the 5th Duke was rebuilding the town in its present form and the end product was an attractive town. The village included houses for estate workers, a woollen mill and a pier to exploit herring fishing. The distintive white bildiungs at loch shore . . . → Read More: Inveraray and Oban

Coastline

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The lobster catcher

The lobster fishing is a large fishing industry. The lobster traps are either rectangular-shaped or half-cylinders, made from oak and surrounded by a rope mesh. Normally, the lobster traps are sunk to the ocean bottom with weights, are baited with dead fish and are connected to each other with a rope.

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Aberdeen Harbour

Through more than eight centuries, Aberdeen Harbour has an important role in the development and prosperity of North-east Scotland. In the year 1136 was the first recorded reference, when King David 1st of Scotland granted the Bishops of Aberdeen the right to levy a tithe on all ships trading at the port. The arrival of . . . → Read More: Aberdeen Harbour

Aberdeen Harbour

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Torry

Torry is an area within the city of Aberdeen and is lying on the south bank of the River Dee. The Balnagask golf course offers panoramic city views from the east side of Torry. Furthermore, it is a good vantage point for viewing the dolphins which frequently visit the harbour mouth area.

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Footdee, Aberdeen

I took these pictures in Footdee, also known locally as “Fittie”. Footdee is an old fishing village near Aberdeen Harbour, Scotland. In former days the cottages would have housed fishermen and their fisherfolk families and had a first recorded refernce in the year 1398. I heard, that some fish families still live in the picturesque . . . → Read More: Footdee, Aberdeen

Footdee, Aberdeen

I took these pictures in Footdee, also known locally as „Fittie“.

I took 3 different exposures (-2, 0, +2) and processed the pictures with Photomatix Pro, Photoshop and Topaz Labs.

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