Sunday, April 15, 2012

Not the Titanic

One hundred years ago RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and sank. This is not an attempt to mark the centenary, but judging from many of the "in-depth" programs being sent these days, this old pleasure craft currently undergoing spring repairs might have been equally successful - or maybe even more.

30 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I couldn't agree more, Rune!! Hope you've had a good weekend in spite of the "in-depth" programs!! Love your old "ship"!!

Sylvia

imac said...

Love it . my friend.

truels said...

What a find! And you made a great photo of it ;-) Nice work - and fantastic photo.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Oh yea, I could spend a few hours crawling around this beauty! Love it!

Jackie said...

I bet She's seen some great days on the water.
I love the blues in this photo...

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Such wonderful vintage character! -- barbara

Anne said...

Tenk at det værste forfall kanskje blir de aller beste billedopplevelsene...? DET er litt rart det... :-)

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Never did understand how there could be a hit film when everybody knows how it ends. This one looks as though it would be safe enough on dry land! Nice shot.

becky said...

Yes, enough with the Titanic films, the re-dos and 3Ds. Looks as if this ship could be re-worked...at least, it's above ground and getting a chance to dry out. Fascinating view, this symmetry you've composed.

Linda said...

Great photo and has an almost 'watercolour' feel to the textures and colours, lovely stuff.

Malyss said...

As we say in France:" Titanic was built by professionals, and the Noe's Arch by amateurs"..
Sometimes , simple pleasure is the best guarantee for success! :o)and old boats have so much qualities that new ones have not.

HansHB said...

Et herlig bilde og morsom tekst!
Ha en flott kveld!

Irene said...

Herlig bilde, Rune! Liker dybden i bildet og selvsagt det slitte ... men jeg er glad det ikke er min båt. For da tror jeg det ikke hadde blitt mye ledig tid til andre ting enn båtpuss fremover!

God uke!

Irene

Barbara Martin said...

RuneE, very nice it's being repaired and restored. Once the wood's been sanded, filled and repainted I'm certain it'll do the job. Nicely captured.

Rizalenio said...

Oh beautiful. Very interesting. Can't stop thinking of the many stories this ship could tell. I'm imaging it now. :)

Birdman said...

It's STILL floating, so MORE! hahahaha

Darlene said...

Now see, this is why I would never make a good photographer! I probably would never even think about taking a picture of this boat in its disrepair state. It looks to be a great boat though and I'm sure with a lot of tender loving care it can be made to look really great again. Sure would love to see it AFTER the repairs.

After looking at it again though, I can see the actual interest that this photo generates. Hey, maybe if I see enough of your photos, I can really learn something. Thanks, Rune.

Erika said...

Nice shot. Bye bye from Italy

Viola said...

Synd at slike båter skal forgå.. som denne.. for jeg er sikker på at også den har vært fin en gang! Liker slike trebåter, men sikkert et styr å holde "i form"..

høh.. blir plutselig minnet på at jeg..... går mot den leia jeg også..
ja, det gjør vi vel alle..

Du har ikke sett kinofilmen Titanic da, 3D? Min sambo har så lyst, jeg derimot synes den blir for tragisk, altså trist.. men jeg tror jeg skal bli med ham.. :)

Ha en finfin uke! :)

Marias Teater said...

Fint bilde og vemodig tema.

Reader Wil said...

Hi Rune! I prefer this boat to the Titanic. I don't like the movie of all those people drowning. My dad sailed during the entire war and saw many ships being torpedoed and sinking rapidly.
I have been thinking of Norway a lot. Especially now with the case of Anders Breivik. He is like a robot doing what he thinks is right: killing.I admire the relatives of the victims.

Banjo52 said...

I'm surprised it can be restored, though it looks plenty romantic even in its present state. Yes, the blue helps a lot.

Once again, thanks for the good words at my place, Rune.

Ida said...

Det er vel ikke så stor fare for at dette fartøyet vil synke med det første, nei...

Men, fotogen er den.
I sitt forfall.

Ida said...

Kikker innom igjen
for å svare på spørsmålet ditt angående det ene bildet mitt.

Jeg fotograferte kveldssola
og det varme lyset.
Prøvde å ta noen bilder rett på den, men med uskarp fokus. Lekte meg litt... Likte resultatet.
Udefinerbart og diffust...
Stjernene har jeg lagt til etterpå, som du sikkert kunne se.

Barbara said...

Love that image - great pov. It has been rather a case of overkill with Titanic programmes etc. (And let's not even mention the James Cameron 3D re-issue!).

Prospero said...

I wonder how they could have fit a grand piano into there...

E Squared and Mui said...

Not the Titanic, but a lot of character to be sure.

Gunsside said...

Nesten "vakker" der den ligger...
... spennende om den noen gang kommer seg på vannet igjen ;)

Emille said...

Love the character of an old boat! Thanks for sharing!

Wenche said...

Du finner det du :0)