Sunday, March 1, 2015

Theme Day: Ageing

STS Pogoria, IMO 7911210, porto di Livorno
The inspiration for this photo comes from a famous work of one of my favorite painters: “The Stages of Life” by Caspar David Friedrich. The moored sail ship is our old friend “Pogoria”.


External links: The Stages of Life - Caspar David Friedrich (Wikipedia)
See also: Pogoria - Welcome Back Pogoria - STS Pogoria - Goodbye, Pogoria!

23 comments:

William Kendall said...

What a marvelous shot!

Lois said...

Wonderful photo for the theme. I like your inspiration too.

Jack said...

Well done. And, yes, it does show an inspiration by that painting.

Denton Harryman said...

Very nice ... the composition is similar to "The Stages of Life" painting.

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

I really like this photo
its kinda of reflective and thoughtful with the man standing there

Randy said...

Wonderful shot for the theme.

Julie said...

Now, I did not know this artist, nor obviosly, this painting. Yet I see the parallels, and appreciate the symbolism.

I like how you can weave your passion for vessels into nearly anything, VP.

Thank you for participating in our theme of Ageing.

Jim said...

Whata brilliant shot for your theme day post.

Dina said...

I sense a feeling of longing (or maybe I'm just projecting). Now after looking at your links, it becomes clearer. It's a wonderful photograph, as is the painting.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I was so hoping you would use one of your wonderful harbour scenes for the theme VP, you have a brilliant pairing here with the older gentleman gazing out at the tall mast ship, j'adore.

Bergson said...

the boat is old but not young man

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm impressed that you have someone in the photo who also appears to be inspired by the ship.

José Mendonça said...

A wonderful entry, VP!

Lois Evensen said...

Ah, a beautiful tall ship.... Lovely.

Birdman said...

Well, you certainly have captured one of the 'stages'.

Luis Gomez said...

So beautiful and so good VP. Thank you.

cieldequimper said...

Bravo! Fantastic snapshot of ageing.

Michelle said...

VP, this is really a great photo. Bravo!

RedPat said...

It's wonderful! I wonder what he is thinking about?

Gunn said...

POGORIA is a beauty, and the man can`t get his eyes away from her:)

A fantastic view!

LOLfromPasa said...

Wonder what he is thinking! Terrific shot.

Karl Demetz said...

Great interpretation of this theme, VP ! A wonderful image !

Arianna said...

E' davvero simile! Anche a me piace Friedrich...ciao, Arianna