13 October 2012

Gabriella in Helsinki, 3 October 2012


IMO 8917601
Former names: Frans Suell, Silja Scandinavia
Built 1992, Brodogradiliste Split, Croatia
Tonnage 35 492 GT
Length 171,50 m
Width 28,20 m
Draugth 6,25 m
Ice class 1 A Super
2 420 passengers
2 402 berths
400 cars
900 lane metres
4 Pielstick diesels, combined 23 760 kW
2 propellers
2 bow thrusters
Speed 21,5 knots

Time for some more Autumn foliage photography, this time featuring the Gabriella. For a history of the ship, see this entry, and for my thoughts on the ship's design, see this entry. The photographs below show the ship departing Helsinki on the afternoon of 3 October 2012, passing through the Kustaanmiekka strait and further on outside the city. Click on the images to see them in larger size.

It initially seemed that Gabriella would sail through the strait without any direct sunlight on her, but I was in luck and just as the ship was coming into the strait the sun came out.
Panoramic foliage...
...and dynamic Gabriella.
Quite possibly my greatest photo of all time. Or one of them, anyhow.
Just look at those trees on the left.
Further panoramica.
Soon at the Harmaja lighthouse, with the smaller lighthouse-thingy in the foreground displaying some rather fine urban art.
Next time: Merilin.

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