..... 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 ***
" The Sand Pebbles " … Movie trailer of one of the best, classic sailor movies of all time [Released 20 Dec 1966]
**** China, 1926. The country is torn by revolution and exploited by foreigners. Jake Holman [Steve McQueen], an American sailor who serves as an engineer aboard the U.S.S. San Pablo, a gunboat which patrols the Yangtze River simply to maintain an American presence in China, wants no part of the whole messy situation and would prefer to simply stay below deck and keep the engines running. He is more at home with machines than people. He is forced to get involved when the gunboat is sent to rescue a group of missionaries upriver at the China Light Mission. Holman is made a part of the landing party and assigned to escort the missionaries back to the safety of the San Pablo. The spiritual life espoused at the mission affects him and draws him out of his shell. For once in his life, he feels a sense of belonging and falls in love with one of the missionaries, young Shirley Eckert [Candice Bergen], drawn to her innocence and compassion.
"Combined Atlantic and Pacific Fleets in Panama Bay, Jan. 21st 1921"
Left section (of three) of a panoramic photograph taken by M.C. Mayberry, of Mayberry and Smith, Shreveport, Louisiana. Among the ships present in this image are (from left to right): USS Paul Hamilton (DD-307), USS Farquhar (DD-304), USS Simpson (DD-221), USS Thompson (DD-305), USS Parrott (DD-218), USS Reno (DD-303), USSDorsey (DD-117), USS Dent (DD-116) and USS Waters(DD-11)
Middle section (of three) of a panoramic photograph taken by M.C. Mayberry, of Mayberry and Smith, Shreveport, Louisiana. Among the ships present in this image are (from left to right): USS Stoddert (DD-302), USS Melville (AD-2), USSTexas (BB-35), USS Partridge (AM-16), USSBirmingham (CL-2), USS Arkansas (BB-33), USS Idaho(BB-42), USS Mississippi (BB-41), USS Wyoming (BB-32), USS New York (BB-34), USS New Mexico (BB-40) and USS Pennsylvania (BB-38).
Right section (of three) of a panoramic photograph taken by M.C. Mayberry, of Mayberry and Smith, Shreveport, Louisiana. Among the ships present in this image are (from left to right): USS Sicard (DD-346), USS Hatfield (DD-231), USSNorth Dakota (BB-29), USS Delaware (BB-28), USSBrazos (AO-4), USS Prometheus (AR-3), USS Utah(BB-31), USS Oklahoma (BB-37), USS Bridge (AF-1), USS Nevada (BB-36), USS Schenck (DD-159), USSArizona (BB-39), USS Black Hawk (AD-9), USSDickerson (DD-157), USS Dahlgren (DD-187), USSHerbert (DD-160), USS Columbia (CA-16), USSCleveland (PG-33), USS Tacoma (PG-32), USSSemmes (DD-189) and one other destroyer.
Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, D.H. Criswell Collection.