Sunday, April 22, 2012

Santa Maria

Model of Christopher Columbus Santa Maria, by Salvatore Giallombardo, TAN 2012, LivornoA model in full sail of Christopher Columbus' “Santa Maria”, which, by the way, wasn't a caravel but a carrack. The ship models exhibition is on display at the “Tuttovela” village in occasion of the 29th “Trofeo Accademia Navale” (Naval Academy Trophy), taking place in Livorno in these days.

Search labels: TAN - Tuttovela
External links: Santa Maria - Caravel - Carrack (Wikipedia) - 29th TAN (Official site)

12 comments:

Michelle said...

A wonderful model.

Randy said...

Very nice. That would be a great exhibition to see.

Dina said...

Have fun at TAN.
So that's the famous Santa Maria!
Is that a sail UNDER the bowsprit??

Cezar and Léia said...

Love models of sailships, find them so enticing!
God bless you!
Cezar

cieldequimper said...

Then I shall enjoy the coming days! :-)

Luis Gomez said...

This is so great VP. I love little models.

brattcat said...

i love how the water is created beneath the ship.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Great shot! I really like it. FYI and as a curious fact, Cristopher Columbus died in my town, Valladolid.

Halcyon said...

Cool model. Is that how the sails really looked? I wouldn't have imagined them with the crosses.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

This is one exhibition that would be brilliant to see. Love the old ships.

JM said...

Believe it or not, I didn't know the difference between the two. Shame on me!... So, the carrack is what we call a 'nau'. Thanks, VP.

Birdman said...

Always enjoy your sea lore.