02 May 2014

Princess Anastasia in Helsinki, 3 August 2013

Before we get on today's photographs, a little piece of advertising: the new issue of the Ulkomatala web magazine is out (and indeed has been for a few days now), and the magazine's new website finally up and running. So if you're fortunate enough to understand Finnish, go and check it out.

Princess Anastasia

IMO 8414582
Name history: Olympia, Pride of Bilbao, Bilbao, SPL Princess Anastasia
Built 1986, Wärtsilä Turku New Shipyard, Finland
Tonnage 37 583 GT
Length 176,82 m
Width 28,40 m
Draught 6,71 m
Ice class 1A Super
2 500 passengers
2 447 berths
580 cars
1 115 lane metres
4 Wärtsilä diesels, combined 22 988 kW
2 propellers
2 bow thrusters
Speed 22 knots

For a history of the Princess Anastasia, see this entry. The photos below show the Princess Anastasia departing from Helsinki West Harbour in the afternoon of 3 August 2013, photographed from Sisä-Hattu. Click on the images to see them in larger size.

Last summer was maybe a bit dry, considering how withered the rowan in the foreground looks. Though the fact it grows on rock might have something to do with it.
Speaking of rock, it endlessly puzzles me that the English language doesn't have a separate word for the kind of rock you see here. It's very difficult when movable, loose rocks are referred to with the same word as the kind of rock that makes up entire islands.
The ship is maybe a bit overexposed... but it works nicely with the photo, so I'm not complaining.
Next time: AIDAbella

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