This is Kortrax seen coming up over West Harborwall, the Karthuum Valley and the Central Fastness as seen from a floater about five hundred feet above the Kimoneeya. The back side of West Beachwall is in the foreground with the back sides of West Harbor in the middle distance. This was taken on an especially warm dawn in mid summer, week Kivundeer. It was 81F (27C) at the time and would get to 106F (41C) by Afternoonday. The Dawnwind is active at this time so most of the traffic is leaving the harbor. Entering is a fairly difficult tack at this time of the week, but aided by the current which pulls traffic into the harbor at all times of the week.
This is a mild telephoto image in which the shadowed areas have been lightened to show more detail. In the higher resolution images it is possible to see a little more detail of the vangs, especially on Rankor Hill, and some of the activity on the docks. The docks in Zhlindu are busy at all hours of the week, but the back docks that can be seen in this view are not as busy as those on the main waterfronts. West Harbor is the main nexus for trade with Wescarp, Elevnos and the Kyeb and Highlands basins. Thus this is the busiest of the three main harbors.
This image dates from the Starship Age (2271-2464ad.). In recent times some of the details have changed but the most noticeable change is that some of the streetcar bridges now have tubeways above or below them, and a few taller crystal buildings reach above the treeline. Even today there are very few motorized ships in the Zhlindu basin.