At the tall ships festival it was really difficult to get a shot of a ship’s interior. They were quite dark but too crowded to set up a tripod. And trying to get one without any tourists in it was a trick.
This is the Étoile du Roy (“King’s Star”). They had the mess deck looking nice so you can imagine an evening sitting here enjoying a drink after sailing all day.
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It was the last day of Sail 2013, the tall ships festival in Den Helder, The Netherlands. All day long, one after another, the giant tall ships drifted out of the harbor. I hope to do this again someday.
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Cuauhtémoc is a tall ship from Mexico. On the last day of the tall ships festival, they had the most amazing and delightful exit.
As one of the biggest tall ships in the festival, it would be impressive just watching it sail. But, they perched the crew on top of the masts. And they were singing a happy farewell song to the crowd. The crowd was wide-eyed and smiling. They stayed up on those masts for as long as I could see the ship in the distance.
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Here they are close up:
Another shot just after the sun came out. This beautiful tall ship is from Poland. It’s name, Dar Młodzieży, means “The Gift of Youth.”
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I spent a day and a half at a tall ships festival in Den Helder, The Netherlands. The first day, the sun was behind heavy clouds all day. Then at the very end of the day the sun lowered underneath the cloud cover and everything lit up!
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On the trip to The Netherlands, I kept thinking about the Dutch Golden Age painters like Rembrandt, Vermeer, et. al.. Some of the buildings they viewed and painted are still there today. And they painted the same sky.
Some times you’ve got to lower the sails and just enjoy the sky.
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I did get a chance to wander the streets of The Hague a bit. Things closed down pretty quickly. It was clear that in The Netherlands, people didn’t go out shopping after dinner. I get the impression they are thrify. But…
Dutch people can be stylish too!
Stylish Dutch Bike and more photo prints are available at brian.artistwebsites.com
The Binnenhof building in The Netherlands lights up as the sun goes down. They just don’t make them like this anymore.
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I begin at the end. The full moon peeked out from behind the heavy clouds for just a minute or two. The tall ships had their sails rolled up all day. They were parked in Den Helder, The Netherlands for the Sail 2013 Tall Ships Festival.
After a long, exhausting day, mother nature winked goodnight.
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I decided to trek out before the morning light. It was quiet and wet in the morning. Even the farm animals were still sleeping.
With the sun coming up behind thick clouds, a windmill sits silently waiting for the winds to come.
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