Photographer's Note

Yesterday I visited Hahndorf with a couple of friends. The town is usually full of tourists but it was way too hot yesterday. I took a photo of this window because I liked the look of the leadlight pattern and also I liked the reflections.

History of Hahndorf:

On 12 August 1838, the ship Zebra captained by the Captain Dirk Hahn departed from Altona, Hamburg for its voyage to Port Misery, South Australia, arriving on 28 December 1838.

The Zebra was the third ship after the Bengalee and Prince George that brought Prussian Lutheran migrants to South Australia. The founders of Hahndorf came from these three ships, many from the Zebra. On arrival and inspection, the migrants were very pleased and impressed with their newly acquired land.
Hahndorf was named after Captain Dirk Hahn in honour of his efforts in securing good land. "dorf" translated from German into English means, "village". Today, some German tourists are somewhat bemused by the name, to the confusion of local residents. This is apparently due to the most literal translation of the town's name being "rooster-village".

The Photo:
Resized, Sharpened, Cropped a little off the right hand side, and added the frame.


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