..... 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 ***
” Thessalonike — Sister of Alexander The Great “ … Artist Not Identified
A popular folk legend in Greece which existed before the 20th century is about Alexander and his sister the mermaid. After the death of Alexander his sister Thessalonike was transformed into a mermaid and wanders in the seas. When she sees a boat she stops and asks the sailors “Is king Alexander alive?”. Those who say no he isnt alive she drowns them into the sea. But those who say “yes King Alexander lives and reigns and the whole world he dominates” are passing through with safety.
” … Lured by the love of the genii that move in the depths of the purple sea “ …. An illuminated page with calligraphy and illumination by Jessie Bayes [Published in 1914] …. Text from ‘To The Night & The Cloud’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley