Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Around the Vespucci

Amerigo Vespucci training ship, LivornoI am not sure that roaming around the “Amerigo Vespucci” would qualify for a proper walk, but this is all I can do with this weather. The training ship is in port before the summer training cruise. You can see how eight men were needed to steer her manually.
I am not sure about this, but it is perfect on the teak deck.Muskets, candle lanterns, a bugle and a couple of sabers.Amerigo Vespucci training ship, LivornoAn elaborate ashtray, not in use anymore.Amerigo Vespucci training ship, LivornoA marine-themed reflection in a polished porthole.Amerigo Vespucci training ship, LivornoAgain the teak deck under the shade of large canvas.

Search labels: Amerigo Vespucci
External links: Amerigo Vespucci (Wikipedia)

19 comments:

Jacob said...

I've seen some photos of this ship on another blog...I had no idea as to how large it is and how beautifully constructed. And I was somewhat overwhelmed when I thought how much labor and skill is needed to sail such a vessel.

Love your photos!

Helena said...

I don't know why, but I find this photos so romantic! :)

Halcyon said...

The details are beautiful. What a wonderful boat!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Very nice, very nice indeed, Especially the first one. We learnt about Amerigo Vespucci at school. He actually got to America before Columbus and America is named after him.
Cheers,
Melbourne Daily Photo

Kate said...

Great series of photos. It looks like a wonderful ship!

Small City Scenes said...

How amazing. Excellent. I would love to go aboard this ship and check it all out.
So many to steer---it reminds us that everythings used to be done by man power alone. MB

Hilda said...

Such handsome details!
I wouldn't mind one of those lanterns and sabers to display at home.

cieldequimper said...

Tall ships are no less than dreams of craftsmanship and beauty.

Gunn said...

Thanks for sharing this! Nice to see and it looks like a nice place to be.

B SQUARED said...

I have seen her a couple of times. A magnificent ship.

Birdman said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful images of this ship.

Kaori said...

The details of this ship are beautiful. They way they use the wood in various places adds charm. And yes, the ship looks big enough for you to call it a 'walk!' :-)

tapirgal said...

Wow, that's a great walk any day. I love the details you chose.

Tash said...

What great details. Lovely collection of photos. I always liked the sound of the surname "Vespucci" even w/o the connection to the Americas.

Dina said...

Ach, this is a tour to die for!
Such beautiful old things on board.
And eight men needed at the wheel(s)!

Nathalie said...

Wonderful photos of a stupendous ship. Thanks for that!

JM said...

Wonderful nautical detail shots, VP!

Steffe said...

Wow, great work both by the boat builders and the talented photographer.

Birdman said...

I would have made an 'ash' of myself guessing. hahaha