Posts Tagged ‘sea’

August sunset in Vancouver Harbour

Friday, August 24th, 2012

I always think of that line from Zora Neale Hurston, Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board, when the harbour looks like this.

Pictures at top and bottom are both cropped from the photograph at middle.

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Hanging ships

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Western European churches, especially those near or in shipping towns, often suspended a model ship from the ceiling as a symbol of good luck for sailors. The practice is probably most common in Denmark, but is fairly widespread. It would be surprising if the current craze for ship chandeliers in decor (see the ship chandeliers in houses at bottom) weren’t related to this tradition.

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