02 December 2013

day two: three ships



Go to Greenwich to pick your three ships and you'll be spoilt for choice. They are everywhere. You can choose those with names. Go for the Cutty Sark tourist option. 



Admire Yinka Shonibare's Nelson's Ship in a Bottle. 



Or walk through Turner and the Sea to see his interpretation of the Victory and the mayhem of Trafalgar - why did I not realise that the sails would be torn to shreds by fire and cannon?  Or the spectacle of the nation's favourite Fighting Temeraire being towed up river, with a degree of artistic licence. Then make your way to the last couple of rooms and be blown away in a breathtaking mini-storm by the little colour sketches with their merest suggestions of ships. 

I may even have been at all at sea when I saw them.

7 comments:

Shandy said...

I'm loving these entries already. Are you going for the full month or twelve days?

colleen said...

Definitely in it for the duration!

Val , Kate, The Cute Kitten ,Razzy, Kepsey,Darwin ,Charon and Echo. said...

Love these..THANK YOU!

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

You are too good at reminding me what I miss, being such a country mouse.

One branch of my family was seafaring and I definitely feel the pull ...

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I always wonder how men coped with being press ganged , let alone caught up in a battle at sea .

Liz said...

Love this post. We have a history of shipbuilding here though sadly it all ended in the 1980s.

Knit nurse said...

We hope that soon you will be able to add a ship under construction at this list, if our Deptford project www.buildthelenox.org is successful!