Buoy-Men Swim Again

With the warmer temperatures, the “buoy-men” are also coming out of their winter quarters at the Hamburg Port Authority again. Since 1993, four “buoy-men” by artist Stephan Balkenhol have been greeting ships, tourists, and Hamburg residents. The 2.40 m high floating statues stand throughout Hamburg’s waterways. Originally they were made of wood, but now they are made of aluminum. With our camera, we were there when one “buoy-man” resumed its summer position on the Elbe near Neumühlen.


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