..... 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 ***
Although the scene on the opposite page looks as if it might be a Hollywood-conceived finale of Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore, it is actually the traditional leave-taking of the Portuguese training ship Sagres from New York City. As the three-masted sailing vessel backed away from the pier, the most sure-footed of the 300 agile midshipmen clambered up on the spars and bowspit to wave goodby [sic] to America. Their neat balancing act demonstrates that the Portuguese have lost none of the art of seamanship since the days of Vasco da Gama.