Wednesday, June 1, 2016

"It's a sin we have to leave"






Ancona is quite possibly a unique place for ship photography, I have been visiting the place on regular basis for the last twelve months, a big advantage spot for photography is the lighthouse at the end of the pier at the entrance of the Port, I have been before, the place was a bit unsafe because there was no railings, so it could look quite unsafe, not anymore, as the photos show, brand new railings are now in place and even the luxury of a bench overlooking the entrance of the harbour, this is an example to follow, these days the easiest option would be to shut the facility down, not here thankfully, the lighthouse is actually known as the "new attraction" of the city, a couple that was enjoying the views and the amazing warm weather, had to leave to some compromise, they turned to me and quite clearly in a very said mood mentioned...... "It's a sin we have to leave", I couldn't agree more, well done to the local authorities, this is a sight to savour and enjoy. Photos 28.5.2016

Maritime Harwich on a stormy day





Harwich is a great place for maritme history, after disembarking the STENA BRITANNICA yesterday at 6.30 am, I went to the waterfront and waited for 7 am for breakfast to be served at the very popular, and publicity apart, for a good reason wonderful PIER HOTEL, after breakfast as usual decided to wait for the departure of my cruise ferry back to Holland, shame about the weather, that was simply awful, what a contrast to the last time I had been, back in September of 2015, here's a few photos taken yesterday, 31.5.2016

VIKING SKY looking wonderful in bright sunshine






"VIKING SKY" the third ship of VIKING OCEAN CRUISES seen at her builders yard, the prestigious FINCANTIERI, a bright sunny day with a very nice springtime light, it has been for me really exciting to be able to follow the construction of these marvellous cruise ships. Photos 28.5.2016