Friday, June 19, 2009

Parasols at Sea

Marco Polo tourist boat, LivornoA boatload of tourists from a cruise ship exploring the waterways of Livorno, here in the “Porto Mediceo”, and taking cover from the scorching sun under small parasols.Benetti Silver Angel, LivornoOn the top right corner of the first image you can see the new Benetti “Silver Angel”, a 64 meter motor yacht ready for trials at sea, with her peculiar set of side post parasols.Wind Surf cruise ship, LivornoThe wicker chairs of the stern deck of the “Wind Surf” sail-cruise ship, shaded by a more traditional set of beach parasols.

See also: Wind Star

13 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Ah the parasols! I love the first shot, it's excellent!

nori said...

Funny contrast!
yea, I like them all!

Baruch said...

I love the parasols in the first photo - well spotted

Steffe said...

I hope the woman on the Marco Polo got some good photos. Can be tricky to shoot standing up in such a small boat.

Babooshka said...

Nicley done contrasting images. Not easy images to capture.

joo said...

I love the first one, it's really cool:)

brattcat said...

I like the way you play out the parasol theme here. Clever. The first shot is full of humor.

Jacob said...

Just can't get my mind around what it would be like to own something like the "Silver Angel." Incredibly beautiful ship...

That's a great photo of the tourists floating around covering by parasols. I'd like to be there, myself, for sure.

For some reason the picture has a Chinese feel to it...

Have a great weekend, VP!

Halcyon said...

Whew! We need some parasols down here in Jackson. It's 37c today and no sign of rain or relief for the next seven days.

Happy Friday!!!

Boise Diva said...

Stopped by to get a glimpse of summer...thanks!

Kate said...

The blue umbrellas add a colourful touch to the photo.

lemon said...

Such a nice shot you got, a boat called marco Polo with chinese parasols on it!!
Amazing!

Per Stromsjo said...

There's something alien, almost spaceship-like about that modern yacht.