Thursday, August 14, 2008

Manning the yards for Sky Watch Friday


At the official opening of The tall Ships' Races in Bergen last Saturday, cadets from The Norwegian Naval Academy manned the yards of the barque "Statsraad Lehmkuhl" for the singing of shanty songs. They concluded with the Anthem of the City of Bergen. That one they did not sing alone...


Do you care to join them?


PS Please visit Sky Watch Friday's own site for more.

81 comments:

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Ah, such beautiful and awesome shots!!! I really do adore these photos!!
Mountain Retreat

Ivar Ivrig said...

Oh shit. Jeg klatrer litt selv i master, men har et snev av høydeskrekk (eller er det bare skrekkblandet fryd jeg føler??)så jeg ville definitivt ikke vært i toppen der nei.
Jeg har sett veldig mye overkjørt/påkjørt grevling i trøndelag i sommer. Aldri opplevd lignende.

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

Hello Runee,
Great shot I love boats and their mast's , good weekend!
Greetings and a very good SWF
from JoAnn

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very nice photos. I wish we could see some tall ships around Brookville. Maybe if the global warming thing happens, we will be able to see them.

Julie said...

That first one in particular has quite a visual impact, Runee. I love the sound of the human voice lifted in song together. I would have been in tears.

Tommy said...

wonderful picture. I love how you captured the ships.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Rune
I was hoping for something like this after your resent posting of the Tall Ships Race.. 10/10 ;o)

imac said...

What a SW post my friend. You wouldnt get me up there,

Carletta said...

What a wonderful shot!
Join them - uh, no. Well, maybe on deck. :)

Ellyn said...

Great picture. It is amazing how intricate the rigging of boats is.

HFD60 said...

Great SWF image...

Louise said...

A perfect farewell to the Tall Ships!

Mrs. Darcy said...

Stilig!!
Jeg blir nesten svimmel av å se på bildene ;)!

Petunia said...

Flotte bilder! Valget sa seg vel seg for oss to!!

Berit said...

Jøss så flott!!
Men ikke ville jeg stått der oppe...

Du har fått mange flotte bilder av disse skutene.

rachel said...

wow!! ive never seen anything like this!!! what a great idea! nice work! happy swf! (:

Yen said...

That is way cool! Stunning shots there:)

Mine is posted in my other blog bot in blogger.

http://yennygirl.com/?p=2231

ArneA said...

At least these persons have a real possibility to watch the sky

Torsdag said...

Seaman (Kadetten) masts and flaggs in the sky is what I like, I'm a sailor and love "Tall Ships"
Takk for den
Hilser Hartmut

Kelly said...

Great photos! I love the birds watching over the ships! Well done and great SWF photos!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lucky YOU to be where the Tall Ships are! They are majestic and make me homesick for my childhood on the Atlantic Ocean.

bobbie said...

Nothing more exciting than the masts of tall ships!

Dirk said...

Wow! Lookes dangerous. I don't think these men are afraid of heights.

kjpweb said...

Oh, Runee - these pics are great!
Hope nobody came down too fast!
Cheers, Klaus

Juliana RW said...

love ur shots.

thanks for drop at my post

Jim said...

Hi Runee, and Happy Skywatching! You have found some pretty mast pictures in the foreground of your skies! We have the Elissa, "graceful barque of 1877," here in Galveston, she is an antique and doesn't do races.
http://www.galvestonhistory.org/Texas_Seaport_Museum.asp
She has been to NYC several times for their ceremonies.
Not all skies are pretty as you will see in my Texas unfolding!
..

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Heldige du som har slike båter på besøk. Kan tenke meg at minnekortet fyltes fort! Nydelige bilder har du i dag og jeg gleder meg til vi får se mere av båt-bildene hos dere i vest;)

Texas Travelers said...

Great photos. I have never seen that many sailors up the rigging.

Yes, I would have loved to have joined them.

Great photos.

Thanks for the visit,
Troy and Martha

Whitney said...

Great shots! It sounds like a really cool event! happy skywatch friday!

Kathiesbirds said...

That's quite an inspiring shot. How I would have loved to hear the singing!

April said...

Amazing pictures!! I love the flag display.

Kim said...

Looks like a fun time.
I do complain about my back, but then again I didn't jump off of a swing :)

Happy Friday!!!

Donna said...

Beautiful!!!!!!

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

beautiful color photos with very fine

Lilli & Nevada said...

These are great Runee, i love those beautiful ships they seem to have so much grace to them

John said...

Dette var to meget flotte bilder Rune!

Har fått smugtittet litt via mobilen mens vi har feiert, men det blir ikke helt det samme når man skal se på blogg bilder via den.
Der vi har vært har det ikke vært 3G/HSDPA dekning så det ble mest nyheter og væroppdateringer via laptopen.
Tallship`s race og de andre bildene dine er meget flotte. Ser du har fått dreisen på den nye 40D`en :-)

WillThink4Wine said...

Excellent views, both! Love the men manning the sails and the flags!

Arija said...

Grat shots. Love the sailors perched like starlings on a power line.

Photo Cache said...

What a nice shot and a good reminder that the sky is not always blue, but it's always beautiful.

AMDC said...

Big ships! They're all beautiful.

babooshka said...

Excellent. We used to make Tall Ships here but not anymore. These are remnider for me of what Ramsey used to do.

Raven said...

What beautiful shots. I love the tall ships. What a wonderful thing it must have been to hear those voices singing form the masts. Not sure how well I'd be able to sing on a small pole that high up, but bravo to them for doing it.

Brenda said...

What excellent shots! I'd have loved to hear them too.

napaboaniya said...

Beautiful. I love especially how the mini flags are lined swaying in the wind :)

Have a good weekend!!

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Looks like birds...but they're really people. Cool.

Ces said...

At first I thought they were birds then when I realized they were people, my stomach turned in. It's a good thing they are not afr4aid of heights! Lovely photograph.

Christy said...

Wow, I did a second take when I realized that there were actually people up on those masts. I did some photos of tall ships in both color and with infrared film back a couple of years ago when they visited my neck of the woods here in Michigan.

RAMOSFOREST.ENVIRONMENT said...

Beautiful event and nice taken.

Katney said...

Yes, I want to go, but I'd better have deck duty.

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

It's apost wordless!

Fantastic captures!

Louis la Vache said...

Fantastic, Runee! "Louis" wasn't able to get nearly so close for the Festival of Sail at San Francisco - and was hampered by not having a real telephoto lens.

Re your question about the Hornet (and the submarine, by implication, Pampanito: neither of them are 100 % operational. In order to be used as a museum, the Navy requires that (because they are warships) they can never be made 100% operational. Just to be sure of that, the Navy takes the screws from the ships. Nonetheless, many parts of Hornet are operational and Pampanito is about 95% operational. Both ships host school groups, scout groups, etc. for overnight stays. The kids have to 'stand watch' and fill out the logs. These programs are very popular on both ships. The WWII-era Liberty ship Jeremiah O'Brien is fully operational. (It is a cargo ship rather than warship.) O'Brien frequently offers tickets for cruises on the Bay - for example for the Festival of Sail.

GranmaL said...

Oh what cool pictures.

Liisa said...

Great shots! I thought there were birds... :)

Cathy - As the World Flops said...

Wow, What a great picture. Very Nice.

Marit - "Som Mine Dager Er" said...

Stilige bilder. Men aldri om jeg hadde klatra opp dit, kjenner meg besvimelsen nær bare vi prater om det. Beundrer de som gjør det.

Ha en fin helg.

Scotty Graham said...

Love those tall ships....nothing better!!

Tash said...

At first I thought - nice birds on the rigging... and then, I saw - these are men! Fantastic shots, so well captured. I wouldn't mind the height but I don't think I'd have the finesse to get up there.

GAWO said...

Stilig! Jeg blirmo i knærne bare av å klatre i en stige.

Blue said...

My first thought was - I couldn't do that...
Great shots!

~~Randi~~ said...

Det var en artig vri på SWF. Godt jobba! Klem fra Trondheim

dot said...

I imagine that was an amazing event in person. I would have loved to see the ships and hear the singing. Nice shots!

Lara said...

fantastic sky watch! the atmosphere there must have been great!

Greyscale Territory said...

The masts of the tall ships look so majestic against the sky! Simply stunning!

Louis la Vache said...

Runee, "Louis" thanks you for your visit. You Norwegian photobloggers consistently post some of the finest images "Louis" sees on the blogosphere and it always makes him happy when he has a visitor from Norway. It must be something appealing to his inner lutefisk ;-)

magiceye said...

thats a beautiful shot!


Do check out my Independence Day SkyWatch post here

Maria said...

Rooney, OF COURSE they walked from OSLO to TRONDHEIM...
No, they walked in the national parks with a heavy rucksack and tents, heavily loaded, and they enjoyed the trip.
Norway is really beautiful!
Thanx for coming over. I love your picture because it is so hilarious! The men on the sails look like swallows on wires...
Happy SWF!
Maria

nonizamboni said...

Oh, to have heard that!
Love the flags too.
Happy weekend, Rune.

SandyCarlson said...

Those are wonderful photos!

Deslilas said...

Beautiful shot !
I've post a less ambitious pic with swallows instead of men on
http://troyes-en-champagne.blogspot.com

afeatheradrift said...

Awesome shots! Hello Norway!

Daryl said...

Ahoy Norway! Wonderful shots, Runee!

:-Daryl

Nita said...

Beautiful photos! Mine is up as well. Hope to see you there.

Have a great weekend!
Nita

piedmontperspective said...

Excellent capture and very creative!

Lily Hydrangea said...

unique skywatch-this is great!

Louis la Vache said...

Good on you, Runee for not liking lutefisk. "Louis" doesn't understand how ANYONE can eat that stuff!

pts said...

beautiful!

fishing guy said...

Rune: Beautiful capture of the tall ships.

ANNA-LYS said...

Magnificent!
Thank You!!!!

Barbara Martin said...

Great shot of the masts and the cadets. Unfortunately I would not be up there with them due to a fear of heights. I love tall ships, that they still exist for us to enjoy.

Lew said...

Great photos of the tall ships! I find them fascinating, but I would not want to be up on the yardarms.

Paulie said...

Beautiful catch of the tall ships! I love seeing them. "Caught" one here in our Columbia River this spring when we had the Rose Festival and they had to raise a span of the bridge for it which I caught also. Love your close ups!

I will have to check further down but think this is where I couldn't get your photos to show and got behind reading your blog. Perhaps I am finally caught up.