Sitting at the mouth of the Weser river at the entrance to the North Sea, Bremerhaven was founded in 1827 and is now part of the city state of Bremen. Bremerhaven means “Bremen harbour”, even though the city is located some 60 km (40 miles) north from Bremen. The harbour city by the North Sea hosts a deep-sea port facility which is fourth largest in Europe and top-25 in the world (by the total number of equivalent twenty-foot containers, 2013). Bremerhaven is also known as the staging point for German emigration around the world; the German Emigration Museum at the Neuer Hafen provides historical and personal records of German emigrants, particularly to the United States.
As a part of my year-long RTW, I made the photo above next to the German Emigration Museum across to the lighthouse at the Neuer Hafen on 3 January 2013. I used a Canon 450D (XSi) camera and EF-S 18-55 IS II zoom-lens with the following settings: 1/80s, f/4.5, ISO400, 29mm focal length (46mm full-frame). This post appears on Fotoeins Friday at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-6zq.