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From my reading Stephen King phase, I remember a formula that involved a storm or fog moving on and leaving something inexplicable, usually malevolent. If I
hadn’t expected Gazela at this appointed hour, my imagination would have raced. Instead, it did my heart good to see Gazela–who was still dory fishing on the Grand Banks when Armstrong strolled around some lunar real estate since abandoned. Crossing paths with Gazela as it entered the KVK was John P. Brown. If you’re interested in dining (DINING) aboard Gazela Friday evening, click here for info and reservations.
This too, had I not been forewarned, would have conjured up Stephen King thoughts; given its beam, I’d call this “one big-ass ship” aka Makulu . . . if you speak Zulu. Dimensions: 735′ loa x 210′ beam!
It looks like it could carry all of BAT to some foreign shore.
In spite of its color, it’sBlue Marlin. Click here and scroll through to see Blue Marlin–back when it was still blue–carrying the DDG-67 USS Cole from Yemen back to Mississippi in 2000. Click here on Fogonazos to see some huge loads.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
So I have this set of unrelated fotos lingering in my mental hopper, and it’s the time of year to clear out hoppers. My decision . . . post them as , well, a set of unrelated fotos. Like this one. It reminds me of an Eagles’ song from long ago except not quite. Where taken? What would the lyrics of this song be?
From Allen Baker, who took it as he was leaving the Morris Canal back in 1984. Besides the new skyline, the waterfront is entirely different. What exists there now could be imagined in a parallel universe that has sen tectonic uplifting that has created a new set of escarpments, disjointed cliffs.
Taking a picture through a window could create a whole new series. Has a tjalk ever before worn such fanciful sails? Foto thanks to Rene Keuvelaar.
And finally . . . from Fred Trooster, who also supplied the Hotel New York foto taken in Rotterdam, a sidewheeler steam tug alongside cliffs on the Rhine pulling a string of barges. Do such fotos exist of sidewheeler tugs on the Hudson or in the sixth boro?