Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Details

Amerigo Vespucci training ship, LivornoI still feel guilty about the trash post, so I'm going on posting something nicer, in this case the promised pictures I took on board the “Amerigo Vespucci”.Amerigo Vespucci training ship, LivornoThe ship's motto “Not he who begins, but he who perseveres”, a quote from Leonardo da Vinci. Before the advent of the republic it was “Per la Patria e per il Re” (For King and Country).Amerigo Vespucci training ship, LivornoA basic and quite old fashioned fire station.Amerigo Vespucci training ship, LivornoThe decorations on the bow and the stern are plated in pure gold.Amerigo Vespucci training ship, LivornoThe ornate lantern at the stern, just above the Captain's launch.Amerigo Vespucci training ship, LivornoAt last we have the Captain himself, on his balcony, perhaps smoking a cigarette...

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28 comments:

Jacob said...

This is one truly amazing vessel. Thanks so much for showing us the more intimate details!

In that first shot, I fear whatever it is that holds the ropes could be very dangerous to klutzes like me!

Leif Hagen said...

Wonderful details! Wish I could have a tour of the boat or better yet a ride out to sea in it!
Oh, those captains, one never knows what they will smoke!

BeachILike said...

Wonderful one, I like the first photo the most. It looks very neat, how they tide the rope.


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James said...

Great pictures. That is a fantastic ship. I really like the details.

brattcat said...

VP, these are superb detail shots. Thank you!

tapirgal said...

While I don't think you should apologize for the junk post, the results were spectacular. What an ornate vessel! Great details.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Beautiful--I particularly like the first one--a beautiful ship for sure.

I am leaving tomorrow for a about a week, will catch up when I return if Ic an't get on while I'm away.

Stine in Ontario said...

Great close up shots and I like the quite.

Note to self: persevere. ;-)

Saretta said...

These are beautiful photos, but, please, don't feel bad about your trash post...it was fantastic!

joo said...

As you probalby know I love details and those here are really beautiful!
I don't understand why do you feel guilty about 'trah post' - it was fun:)

Thom said...

Wow. that is a beautiful ship. Thanks for sharing :)

Kcalpesh said...

So much reminds me of Pirates of the caribbean.. superb looking vessel that one!

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Wolynski said...

Hey, I enjoyed the trash post - a city has many facets - we photograph what has been presented. Can't just concentrate on the lovely looking all the time.
This ship is beautiful and lovely photos, too.

nobu said...

That ship has fine details.....

Julie said...

Yep, me too - enjoyed the trash post!

Mix them up all the time, please VP. Does us good!!

B SQUARED said...

Must be quite an honor to be chosen to serve on The Vespucci.

Steffe said...

I met a photography friend today. His name is Kjell and he was upset about this and that,(including trash), and I told him to start a photo blog about his complains. Hopefully the responsible politicians will take notice. Nice details from the ship here, and a good quote as well.

Halcyon said...

It's neat to see all the details. It's quite fancy!

Cezar and Léia said...

This"name"is full of power!I liked it so much!Your post today is so adorable!Wonderful details!
Léia :)

White Oleander said...

What a superb tour! Thanks for sharing.

JM said...

All details are fantastic but the first shot is amazing!

cieldequimper said...

Oh that first one! Brilliant, it should be a postcard. I was waiting for details and am not disappointed! Wonderful post. And of course, the motto is to be thought about.

amatamari© said...

Oh great series!
Beautiful the first detailed
and the second is very interesting
- The allusion to the story through the saying - and
wonderful precious details --
including the captain, of course!
:-)
Nice work, one of the blogs the most beautiful and varied, full of stimulus also cultural.

Per Stromsjo said...

That lantern is out of this world. Thanks for sharing!

Tinsie said...

These are beautiful photos! You shouldn't feel guilty for the trash post BTW - every town has two faces (some have three or four). It's interesting to see all of them, sometimes more interesting to see the ugly than the beautiful.

Ellie said...

Lovely zoom in! Imagination is on the field trip in the sight of this ship!

Hilda said...

Gorgeous! You are making me fall in love with this ship. Me, who gets seasick every time, unless I stay on deck!

lazerone said...

Fantastic details of the finest tall ship sailing the seas!

The Captain is maybe thinking how emulate the legendary Admiral Straulino leading this vessel!

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