Friday, August 21, 2009

Sailors

Tanker Ardenza Prima, Porto Mediceo, LivornoThe tanker “Ardenza Prima” has just finished refueling the ferry “Mega Express Three”.Sardinia Regina, Porto Mediceo, LivornoOn board the “Sardinia Regina” of Corsica Ferries lines, they have painted in yellow even their sailors.Service boat Alcide, Porto Mediceo, LivornoTwo sailors relax on board the service boat “Alcide”, moored alongside the cruise ship “Seabourn Legend”.

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17 comments:

James said...

It's nice to be a sailor out on the open seas, but it can also be very lonely.
Nice and very interesting pictures.

Tash said...

two top notch sailors; good looking even without a military uniform :)

Gunn White said...

Nice photos. The top one is my favorite,- bright colors, interesting and well composed.

Yoork said...

These are great. The first one's fantastic. It looks like a piece of graphic art, rather than a photo. That guy is very "sailorish" too!

Fio said...

La composizione con il colore giallo. La prima foto - gialla al 50%, la seconda... diciamo 7, l'ultima - solo un punto.
:-)

Cezar and Léia said...

wow those guys work very hard!Great pictures dear friend!
Léia

joo said...

Today is so hot here that sailing seems to be the best way of spending day:)
I like the photos

B SQUARED said...

Life in any port is the same.

Jacob said...

I would guess that, although the service boats provide a necessary and important function, it can be a very dangerous job. Fuel is nothing to play with. Tends to go "Ka-boom!"

Re: Domino's Pizza - not in Italy? Perhaps the owner was banned from Italy, although he is a far-right Roman Catholic. (He funds a number of right-wing causes in the US). In fact, near Naples, Florida, he has built a "Catholic" town for conservative Catholics with a conservative university called Ave Maria. He wanted to bar non-Catholics from his town, but the government said that was unconstitutional.

Don't know who'd want to live there, though. And it appears things haven't progressed as rapidly as he thought they would.

Vogon Poet said...

@ Jacob - Maybe, but there is an easier explanation, which applies even to the not-so-reactionary led Starbucks: we like our pizza and our coffee.

cieldequimper said...

Nice harbour scenes. I wish I had the sea nearby.

Rob said...

Hard working guys! Not an easy job at all!

Per Stromsjo said...

Colours and signals. Taking care of their trade mark. Makes sense.

tapirgal said...

Nice! I love the close-ups of what they're doing on the ships. I can't quite get the quality from the distance I have to shoot, but the tripod might help :) It's like looking into another world. Thanks for your post!

Ellie said...

The yellow is very catchy, but nothing can take my eyes away from the strong arms of that sailor :)

Clueless in Boston said...

I like the composition and colors of this photo. I agree with Jacob that servicing the big ships is probably a pretty dangerous job, but well paying.

JM said...

Love the contrasts on the 1st shot!