Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ship Art

The best part of entertaining out of town guests is that you get to go the museums! I noticed a theme when I was organizing my pictures from the trip - I like to take pictures of pictures of ships. Like this one:

"Yo-Ho- a shipload of dental health"

I found that at the Auckland War Museum. It was next to some really great health posters promoting milk, and warning about parasitic worms. Sadly those photos didn't turn out. You'll have to go see them yourself (they are better in person anyway).

This is outside the Museum in Russell in the Bay of Islands.

This beauty was at the maritime museum. There are so many things to love about this painting! I love the impossibility of all those sails. Mostly I love the frame.

I've always wanted to cross the ocean on a really big boat. I love hearing the stories of those who crossed the oceans years ago to immigrate here. I can't imagine what it would be like to spend 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 12 weeks at sea! (From the maritime museum.)

I wish the Awatea was still around! What a great way to get to Australia!

(From the maritime museum)

1 comment:

Mel W-K said...

They are all amazing pictures of ships. I enjoyed them.