Honorable Mention TOKYO-2018 Architecture / Interiors

Elbtunnel

  • Company
    Mario Basner Photography
  • Photographer
    Mario Basner
  • Technical Info
    Nikon D810, Nikon 50mm F1.4
  • Photo Date
    September 2015

The old Elbtunnel in Hamburg, Germany was opened in 1911 and considered a technical sensation in engineering. The 2 single lane vehicle tunnel tubes connected the main city with the port and shipping docks in Hamburg harbor - the second largest harbor in Europe. Huge lifts would lower the cars from street level and back to the surface on the other side. The tunnel sits 80ft below the surface and runs under the river Elbe - which frequently accommodates the Queen Mary. The tunnel is still in operation today, though mainly used for nostalgic reasons.

Mario Basner creates experiential photographic art, providing the viewer with an immersive and emotional experience. Mario's internationally celebrated World Heritage Collection has earned 50 awards of excellence and takes the audience on an evocative journey that profoundly touches the very essence of human characteristics and inner values. While celebrating culture, diversity and humanity, the collection is dedicated to offer inspiration, encouragement and intellectual merit. Mario Basner actively supports the community and continuously engages in philanthropy and educational initiatives.