Friday, 9 September 2011

German tall ship Alexander von Humboldt in Øresund

Today at 2:15 PM the German tall ship Alexander von Humboldt (62x8m) passed by on its way to Bremerhaven. This time, regrettably, not using its sails.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Asian Breeze at Kronborg Castle

The car carrier Asian Breeze (164x25m) this afternoon passed Helsingør and the Kronborg Castle on its way to Southampton.

Aida Sol on its second last cruise for the season

The cruising season is drawing to a close in Øresund and Northern Europe. This morning the brand new Aida Cara (252x36m) passed by on its way to Copenhagen. Tomorrow it will embark on its last 5 day cruise in these waters. This last cruise is sold out . Hopefully the mostly German passengers will be able to enjoy nice autumn weather.

Monday, 5 September 2011

I was James Bond´s neighbour - almost

There have been many James Bonds, but for me there is only one:

This is my personal favourite Bond music:


As a matter of fact, I have a tiny personal "connection" to Bond. According to Ian Fleming, Bond´s flat was on a little plain-tree´d square off of King´s Road in the Chelsea area of London. John Pearson has placed the flat at 30 Wellington Square.

In the late 80´s and early 90´s I had the privilege to live in one of the Wellington Square Regency terraces, built by Francis Edward in 1830-1832, although it was not number 30. At the time I did not know about the Bond connection. Maybe my neighbour, the German assistant military attaché was then the closest to Bond´s world - if one does not count former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Norman Lamont (Now Baron Lamont of Lerwick) who also lived in one of the houses for some time.

For all James Bond fans - and others as well - a visit to this, the most beautiful of all Chelsea squares is highly recommended!

Wellington Square 30 was the literary home of James Bond