..... OR Mermaids & Sailors .... They go well together, no matter in which order I place them. These are two of my favorite subjects that I pursue in Art, Literature, Film, Music, Antiques & Collectibles and the Decorative Arts. I will be sharing things here from my collections and other items from the internet that I find appealing to me.
..... I also enjoy all things related to the "Seven Seas", which, of course is the domain of both, Mermaids and Sailors. This may include oceans, islands, ports & harbors, beaches, sea creatures, and classic sailing ships, to name a few.
..... So, relax and enjoy the sometimes wild, but always wet, world of Mermaids & Sailors !!
* "Real Sailors Have a Moustache and Smoke A Pipe" *
** "Once A Sailor, Always A Sailor" **
*** "Real Mermaids Do Not Wear Bras !!" ..... [Therefore, occasional female nudity will appear here !] ...Sailor Gil, June 2011 ***
In March of 2011 I got the opportunity to go to the Sparrows Point Dry Docks and check out the restoration of the Constellation and the Torsk. The vessels were in for routine maintenance, repairing wood and metal, and probably some new paint. It was a dreary day with rain off and on so the photos aren’t great but it was a once in a lifetime experience.
Officers aboard steamer, Baltimore Harbor Baltimore July 1900 Frank W. Youse 5 x 7 glass negatives Baltimore City Life Museum Collection Maryland Historical Society MC2719 .2
Are you Sailabrating? Star-Spangled Banner Sailabration, June 13-19, is an international parade of more than 40 tall ships and naval vessels. These ships sail into Baltimore for the national launch of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner. http://www.starspangled200.com/
Harbor scene showing brigantine “Stormy Petrel” Baltimore, Maryland ca. 1900 Unidentified photographer 4x8 inch stereoview glass negative Baltimore City Life Museum Collection Maryland Historical Society MC2384