Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Anchors at Work

Moby Otta, anchorWe have already seen some display anchors around Livorno, so let us see some real ones at work. The first is the half rised anchor of the ferry “Moby Otta”.
Rusty anchor, LivornoI really don't remember this one but it doesn't look in very good shape, probably some old boat “parked” in port.
Signora del Vento, anchorThis is the anchor of the sail vessel “Signora del Vento”, a sort of training ship with luxury accomodations.

27 comments:

amatamari© said...

Ah, fascinating world: the first has a very particular shape and a fantastic color!
Wonderful series!

tapirgal said...

I love this! Anchors at work! I don't get close enough to see many of these on the local ships. This is another great post!

Ellie said...

I've never seen anchor up that close. I thought /I never gave it much thought apparently/ they just dingle in the air. Very interesting. Those are huge and heavy things - they look nicely and neatly tucked away.

Jacob said...

Excellent detailed photos! Nice to see that you're becoming anchored in your photography ...

tapirgal said...

P.S. I love the paint on the first anchor. What a great color.

Paula said...

I guess some boats are kept better than others, I guess the most important thing is to have a good working anchor. Nice collection, I love the smells of boats and ships.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Those are some hard working anchors! Fun captures.

Leif Hagen said...

Anchors away! Cool, rusty anchors! I was just at a party at ANCHOR Bank in Eagan tonight!

Wolynski said...

I can almost smell the sea air and hear the seagulls - I love port cities - they have an air of expectation, of journeys begun and ended.
In the post below, the municipality has the classiest tile - sometimes you can't improve on simplicity.

Halcyon said...

Very neat. I guess these things do see a lot of work and water.

Asta said...

Hi there,

Fascinating. Your pictures are like a painting. Lots of details and lots of colours. Great shots!

Best regards
Asta

B SQUARED said...

They are all similar but different at the same time.

brattcat said...

I'm really enjoying these detailed sets of things, VP. You are making art out of functional objects.

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Reminds me of the fascinating adventures it must have sailing the world.

Gunn White said...

You have EYES! :-)
Thanks for sharing many nice, interesting, unique and to me also unusual details.

joo said...

The first photo is excellent - bluish anchor against blue sea!
By the way, it's amazing how important are those rusty pieces of metal!

Saretta said...

I've never seen such big ones up close. Interesting!

JM said...

The first shot is so powerful! Love it!

cieldequimper said...

Keep them coming, I can't see enough of ankers. Beautiful photos, great rust.

White Oleander said...

This anchor is not your typical anchor...nothing what I imagined at all.

Clueless in Boston said...

Very interesting series of ships anchors. I feel like saying Anchors Away!

Stine in Ontario said...

Anchors! I didn't know this is what modern ones look like.

Hilda said...

I was wondering what it was when I saw the thumbnail yesterday (but couldn't visit because of too much work). I've never been near enough big ships to see their anchors. Fascinating shape. Glad you caught the first one out of its hole.

Cezar and Léia said...

You are such a great photographer, this first picture is outstanding!
Léia

James said...

anchors are great. I was in the navy and I've thought about getting an anchor tattoo.

Andreea said...

These look like some serious anchors that would muscle out the display ones. In the world of anchors these must be the ones that exercise regularly :)

Kcalpesh said...

Taking shots of anchors is my favorite topic... Although I've done it on small boats only. The other important thing is that RUST is my favorite color :-D These are some really nice shots!

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