The seagull was scurrying at the West Wharf of Hakodate Port, where no unloading or loading was taking place

Seagull at the West Wharf of Hakodate Port
Seagull at the West Wharf of Hakodate Port
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After descending a long slope, crossing the Hakodate tram tracks, and continuing on, one comes to the Hakodate Port. It has a long history. Even before it was designated as Japan's first trading port under the Japan-U.S. Treaty of Peace and Amity signed in 1854, it was a good port known as a "rope-less port" with calm waves and no need to tie up ships. As a result of continuous development, the current Port of Hakodate looks quite different from when it first opened. The West Wharf, which I visited at this time, is a mooring facility that was built in the 1980s but did not exist when the port first opened.

The West Wharf is a wharf, so it is used for unloading cargo and loading ships, but on a weekend, it was deserted. Although there were ships docked at the wharf, there was no unloading or loading of cargo. It seems to be a popular fishing spot for sardines and mackerel this time of year, but there were no anglers to be seen. The space between the warehouse and the wharf was deserted, and all I saw were seagulls walking about in the space. They looked around, but there was nothing to feed the seagulls. On the quay, where no unloading or loading was taking place, the seagulls seemed to have no choice but to sunbathe.

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PHOTO DATA

No

12376

Shooting Date

Jun 2022

Posted On

September 23, 2022

Modified On

September 24, 2022

Place

Hakodate, Hokkaido

Genre

Animal Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS LOXIA 2/35

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