Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Tall Ship Races 2012 Lisboa






48! A feast for the eye at the docks in Lisbon

29 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

It must be glorious when the set sail. I have only ever seen a fleet of tall ships at our bicentennial celebrations in 1988.

Dina said...

A feast indeed. What could be more beautiful and exciting!

brattcat said...

what a beauty!!!!

Birdman said...

I'll say. Lucky you and your camera.

Arija said...

Ah, the wonder and romance of sailing into the sunset on one of these tall ships. Great portraits of them.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful! Love those colorful flags. :)

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful!

VP said...

I absolutely envy you!

Sharon said...

This must be just amazing to watch! These ships are simply gorgeous.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

They are so grand and colorful! I think the intricate rigging is amazing.

Lowell said...

OMG. You're so lucky to see these up close and personal and your photos are gorgeous! Did you get a chance to go on board any of them? Portugal, as I recall, is one of the world's leaders in Tall Ships!

Re your comment on Ocala DP: I didn't realize that you had so much of the same problem. I guess corrupt bankers and mortgage brokers are international.

Very sad!

Kay said...

What beautiful ships! It must have been magical to see them underway.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, how fantastic, JM! Such grand and beautiful boats and how wonderful to watch! We do have a Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, WA in the summer and it is a great event, but not as great as this! Thanks for sharing.

JM said...

@Lowell: Yes, you can visit most of them, the bigger ones. The problem is that standing in long lines under a very hot sun waiting to go in is not my cup of tea! :-)
Actually, at least three of these ships are Portuguese. The top shot shows one of them, the Sagres.

orvokki said...

Beautifull pictures of great ships. It is amazing to see so many old ships at the same time.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Oh Wow. Diane

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

An excellent perspective on a stunning vessel. Have a great weekend JM
Shaun
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Jack said...

They are beauties, JM. Tall ships visited New London, Connecticut, about two weeks ago, but I didn't manage to get down there.

Dominic Doherty said...

Love these ships!!!

Randy said...

How fun it would be to sail on one of those.

ladyfi said...

OH the romance and beauty of these shots!

Cezar and Léia said...

Belissimas caravelas e suas fotos estão excelentes!
Léia

jennyfreckles said...

Magnificent, I love the tall ships.

La Principessa Errante said...

Wow - these really are gorgeous works of art.

Margaret said...

Like Jack said, we had tall ships in New London, CT a couple of weeks ago. They barred all vehicle traffic in town, so I didn't go see them. The finest and largest ship was from Brazil.

Love these ships!

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

"Beauty" is the word for this!

Gunn said...

Love them all!!
Love the BLUE colors and SUNSHINE too.

Carolina Tavares said...

Imagino que deve ter sido glorioso tantas Caravelas ao mar, como na época dos Grandes Descobrimentos. Gostava de ter estado aí ter visto tudo isto de perto. Memorável.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Fabulous, thanks so much for sending me the link so that I did not miss these.