Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Postcard from London: Cutty Sark in Greenwich

The 1869 Cutty Sark was one of the last sailing ships ever built, before steam power.

Also, a big thank you to Petrea Burchard at Living Vicuriously, as I - who have never won anything - just won her book, Camelot & Vine, in a giveaway...excited about a new read!

And continued apologies to those with Wordpress blogs, as I'm still having trouble leaving comments.

23 comments:

Lisa Gordon said...

I love the lines and angles in this one, Jude.
have a wonderful evening!

Petrea Burchard said...

Wow, what a shot! I'm wrapping my mind around how that structure works.

I'm glad you won! My husband is good at pulling names out of hats. I hope you enjoy the book!

Revrunner said...

Yes, fascinating perspective.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Great perspective of the sailing ship. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. cheers.

Kaya said...

The whole construction is so fascinating and beautiful! You captured its perfectly, Lulu!!!!

I am happy for you that you won this book and I can understand how you are excited about it. Great!

Norma Beishir said...

As one of those with Wordpress blogs, Lulu, I'm back to posting my stuff at Blogger, too!

Beautiful photographs--this one and the one before!

TheChieftess said...

Wow!!! That's an impressive shot!!! Love the grid holding the ship aloft...very artistic...do they allow you on board to look around?

Camelot & Vine is a delightful read LondonLulu!!! Congratulations and enjoy!!!

Randy said...

Amazing shot!

Hilda said...

Uh, of course the first thing that came to my mind was the whisky. I should read more transportation history or something.

Gotta love the structure they built around it. Can you tour inside, though?

Cloudia said...

Impressive and beautiful!


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Lynette said...

Amazing photo!

Babzy said...

impressive picture ! :)

a.s.m. said...

Buena foto a una original
solución de exhibición de
el barco.
Un saludo, Ángel

cieldequimper said...

In my day, the Cutty Sark wasn't wearing a glass skirt...

llandudnopictures said...

Great and unusual perspective!

Peter said...

Lucky you! Sounds a good read. Love the Cutty Sark - days of the tea clippers and good old New South Wales sending all our wool to England. As for your comment on our election, well noticed, Rudd is desperate to make up some ground on Abbott who is about to win in a landslide.

Catherine said...

Terrific point of view Lulu ...and a marvelous looking ship! Congratulations on the giveaway win :)

orvokki said...

Interesant :)

hamilton said...

Love the perspective!
Did you enjoy the tour of this great ship?

William Kendall said...

Beautiful!

LONDONLULU said...

Thanks everyone! And thanks again, Petrea! Hilda and Hamilton - yes, inside tours allowed and yes, got a quick peek!:)

JM said...

Fabulous composition!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Haha! I like Ciel's comment :) What a unique angle you've shown us here Lulu, tres, tres joli!