Monday, August 17, 2009

A sinking ship


Lake Sumter Landing. This sinking ship is fast becoming an icon. It is not sinking fast, however. But every time we visit it seems to have taken on a bit more water.

19 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

This a bit different from the usual nice images of this lovely place. I like the subject and the rusty tones of the colors. Keep us posted about this boat. Perhaps its is an installation of contemporary art? "The slowly sinking boat"...

Steffe said...

This will make an interesting series of photos. I wonder how long it will take for it to sink. Keep us posted!

Mo said...

Looks like an interesting ship. Why is it not being salvaged?

joo said...

Jacob, even sinking ship is beautiful in your photos! Fabulous light and colours.
Have a nice day:)

B SQUARED said...

How deep is that lake? She won't stay up much longer.

Jacob said...

@ Mo and all: You have to remember The Villages is a Disneyland for adults. This ship was placed in the water as it is to serve as a Lake Sumter Landing icon; to give some visual interest to a rather bland lake.

I really don't think it is sinking...but it may be taking on a bit more water than it has had in the past. If it sinks, they'll just prop it up again.

Frank said...

Thanks for clearing up your followers' shock and concern over the ship sinking. It's a great addition to the founder's vision for the Villages and it is a wonderful element of surprise and "color." Great capture of the impending doom.

Leif Hagen said...

Why don't you and Lois row out there and start bailing water?! Couldn't you help out a little?!your photo gives me a "sinking feeling" ...

Daryl said...

What a fabulous wreck of a boat ..

Tricia said...

Uh oh!

Ashley said...

Great image! I'm glad they wont actually let it sink~

cieldequimper said...

I like the concept of a sinking ship propped up again only to be left to sink... again! ;-) Your photo is marvellous.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I wonder what's keep it afloat. Is it lined with Styrofoam? ;-)

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh, man, this brings not so nice memories to me... Once it happened that a vessel that was transporting 9.000 tons of steel for us actually sank, you can't imagine the havoc it caused!
God bless you!
Cezar

m_m said...

Sad view.

Faye Pekas said...

This is gorgeous. I love the lighting here. Love the rust too.

Jacob said...

@ Cezar - Sorry to dredge up bad memories, Cezar. I guess losing a ship with 9K tons of steel would not be a good experience!

amatamari© said...

The picture is beautiful but a boat that sinks
- even if it is old - Is always a bit melancholic!
:-)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I love this picture, Jacob and Lois! How funa dn interesting.