Friday, June 17, 2011

Sailing

Summer memories
Tall Ship Elissa Sailing
Wind blowing my hair



Elissa


Back of the postcard reads:
THE AGE OF SAIL RETURNS TO GALVESTON
Galveston, Texas was the leading port of the 
Southwest and a major trade center during the
Golden Age of Sail. Now that era has returned with
the restoration of the sailing ship ELISSA, whose
masts tower over the historic city's famous port.
Rescued from a Greek scrapyard after nearly 100
years at sea, ELISSA was restored by the Galveston
Historical Foundation and is now open for public
tours seven days a week. 
Photo by David Cannght

A big thank you to our hostesses:
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The humidity is back and the feels like temperatures are 105 or greater.
Time to hibernate!

Have a lovely, cool, weekend! 

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28 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Fantastic shot, that sculpture is so beautiful!
Happy weekend dear Snap,
purrs
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Tall ships are just so beautiful and fascinating.

Meri said...

What a beautiful ship! I can imagine the salt air and warm breezes, though I've never been to Galveston.

Marit said...

I can almost feel the wind blowing in my hair too.... born at the sea and my father was a sailsman... ohmy - those were the days! I hope you have cooler days (and Holland will have some warmer...)

Stephanie said...

what a Gorgeous!! mast head!

rebecca said...

those were the days....
when a band of adventurous men all followed the direction of a woman!

thanks for this postcard haiku, so windblown and salt kissed.

LDH said...

Isn't that a fantastic shot with all the strong lines and ornamentation! I have seen a few tall ships when they were in Philadelphia.

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Aimee said...

Very beautiful and interesting! We'll be heading over to Galveston next year. :) I've lived in Texas my whole life, but I've never been there!

nonizamboni said...

Amazing capture of this lovely lady. It always makes me happy to know that the past has been so lovingly restored. Hmm, I guess the same could be said for us...
Happy hibernation, my friend!

Spadoman said...

First of all, I love the haiku. You don't know me, but I have quite an affinity for square rigged sailing vessels. I was a pirate in a formetr life, and not a newcomer because of the Pirates of the Caribbean craze. I was doin' it in the early 80's!
I like the idea of this ship being restored. Next time passing through that Galveston way I'll be sure to stop.

Peace

Joy said...

Looks a beautiful ship, must look stunning in the harbour. Hurray for those who rescued her.

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Ah, the Galveston Historical Society is incredibly fortunate to have the Elissa. I love your photo and haiku--very evocative. We are still in June gloom here in Redondo Beach, CA so I'm glad I'm not where you are. Do you live in Galveston? One of my late brothers-in-law was born and raised in Pt. Arthur.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

There is something so romantic and exciting about tall ships. I couldn't possibly ever sail in one, but from a safe distance, they are beautiful.

Funoldhag said...

Beautiful card - the colors are wonderful. Such pretty scrollwork and lovely lady. Stay in the cool with that hot, humid weather. We had lots of that in Kansas but maybe not quite as bad as Texas. I am no fan of heat and humidity. Stay cool!

Aimee Dars said...

Great postcard! Nice to have the detail rather than a far-away shot!

MrCachet said...

A tall ship! This is as close as I'm ever going to get to one of them, but I sure do like thinking about sailing on one someday.

Sreisaat said...

It's beautiful - I love the maiden statue!

Have a great weekend.


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Pondside said...

I love it when the tall ships come through here - they are so beautiful.

Boonie S said...

Cool haiku. Great picture. Thanks for these.

All the best, Boonie

foxysue said...

You took me away on that huge sailing ship for a few moment, fantastic.

Sue x

Postcard Perfect said...

My husband and I always dream of owning a sail and sail the seven seas...:)

Cheryl said...

OMG! I thought for a second you were going to say you were sailing on that ship and I was about to pee my pants with envy. Ab fab haiku.

jill said...

This is SOOO Jack-Sparrow-awesome!!! :)

Debs said...

will be humming "Galveston" for the rest of the afternoon...! wonderful post!

Nancy said...

My husband and I have visited Galveston a few times and usually rent one of the homes at the end of the island. We took our six children to tour this boat last time we were there. So much wonderful history!

Thanks for sharing and bringing back good memories.

Nancy

Postcard Journeys said...

I love boats and ships. I love haikus, too! I love your site! Keep it up! :)

Heather said...

The amount of detail on the bow and on the figurehead is amazing.