|Copyright: Serhat Yeltan (sarpedon)
|Date Taken: 2006-10-24|
|Camera: Canon EOS 300, 28-200 Sigma|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-02-10 9:36|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Heligoland is located 70 km from the German coast line and actually consists of two islands. The main island is commonly divided into the Unterland at sea level, the Oberland consisting of the plateau and the Mittelland between them on one side of the island. The main island also features small beaches in the north and the south and drops down to the sea 50 meters in the north, west and southwest. In the latter, the ground continues to drop underwater to a depth of 56 meters below sea level. Northwest of the island proper Heligoland's famous landmark is found: The Lange Anna which is a free standing new red sandstone rock, 47 meters high and weighing about 25,000 tonnes. The two islands were connected until 1720, when the natural connection was destroyed by a storm flood.|
By 1231, the island is listed as the property of Denmark. From then until 1714 ownership switched several times between Denmark and the Duchy of Schleswig. In August 1714 it was captured by Denmark, and in 1807 it was seized by the Britain. Britain gave up the islands to Germany in 1890, in return for African island of Zanzibar. Under the German Empire, during the First and Second World War the islands served as a major naval base. From 1945 to 1952 the uninhabited islands were used as a bombing range. On 18 April 1947, the Royal Navy detonated 6,800 tonnes of explosives in a concerted attempt to destroy the island. The blow shook the main island several miles down to its base, changing its shape (the Mittelland was created). In 1952 the islands were restored to the German authorities. Heligoland is now a holiday resort and enjoys a tax-exempt status, and consequently, much of the economy is founded on sales of cigarettes, alcoholic beverages and perfumes to tourists that visit the islands.
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- [2007-02-10 9:44]
Excellent colours and sharpness.
Good POV from the hill.
Good note too.
Hallo Serhat. Das Bild von Helgoland gefällt mir sehr gut. Imposant die bunten und in Reihe stehenden Häuser. Im Hintergrund der Hafen mit seinen Anlegestellen. Ich hatte vor vielen Jahren einmal das Vergnügen, bei Windstärke 8 dort anzulegen. Die Hin- und Rückfahrt werde ich nie vergessen. Mir gefällt das Photo auch, weil es gut komponiert ist. Es ist ein ideales Photo für Trekearth. Viele Grüße, Wolfgang.
- [2007-02-10 13:14]
Nice idea to take these alignments of houses. The colours are very good. Well done,
Intersting angle you shot from -love the colored buildings--reminds me of a place called Burano Ive been to. Nice shot--cheers
Isik ve renkler cok iyi.
Güzel bir acidan yakalamissin ama sanki daha ön plandaki evlere odaklansan da olabilirmis.
Hello Serhat - Ege denizi kadar cazip olmasa da mimarisi enteresan, kara çatilarin altinda rengarenk evler kapali havada hos renk katmis, yüksek görüs açisdi da güzel.