Sunday, April 12, 2009

Death Don't Have No Mercy . . .

Along one stretch of marina in Douarnenez, Brittany, several old hulks of ships had been dragged up on the waterside and left to finish their lives there, slowly disintegrating in the public eye. . . many minor changes probably take place daily, but observable change occurs on a longer time scale. . . Death, as taboo a subject as it may be, is all around us. . .
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As mentioned in an earlier post, legends of death abound in Brittany, where a grim reaper like character named Ankou is visible in daily life with sculptures like this one . . .
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4 comments:

Vivian said...

Shame those boats were left to just rot...they look like they were once beauties.

Adrian LaRoque said...

Good capture!

Sar@h said...

Le voilier d'un ami est au ponton juste en face. Mardi dernier, j'ai réalisé un vieux rêve : prendre des photos de l'autre côté. Il faut descendre à travers bois ; malheureusement c'était vers 13 heures, alors la lumière n'est pas très bonne. L'idéal, serait d'y aller en annexe. Je ne sais pas encore si j'y retournerai un jour …

Lily Fields said...

How utterly amazing is this? A Yacht Junk Yard....

were you able to go on board and inspect these closer....I would love to do that...

Maybe one day I will do that and send you photos of the results....How cool would that be...

Wanderlust is what i feel alot with your exquisite blog...thanks for that Z...

Now if we could just get rid of this annoying task of typing in the characters of the picture you see above before entering our comments, i would be in blog heaven...