3.17.2009

Urban Trees (final) ~ Tailwalking Suncatcher






Thanks for joining me on my urban trees series. These are just a few of the amazing sculptures on exhibit along the San Diego Harbor (Embarcadero). Tailwalking Suncatcher is one of my favorites as I love to fish. This is so beautiful close up. Thank you to all the artists for your beautiful work!! I will be showing you some more public art in a few days. Next exhibit will be from the Desert.

Directly behind, is The Star of India. She is the world's oldest active ship. She began her life on the stocks at Ramsey Shipyard in the Isle of Man in 1863.

In the center is one of a fleet of diesel electric submarines the Soviet Navy called “Project 641,” B-39 was commissioned in the early 1970s and served on active duty for more than 20 years.

To the far left is the HMS Surprise which is a magnificent replica of an 18th century Royal Navy frigate.

The Maritime Museum of San Diego is doing a fantastic job restoring and maintaining these historic vessels. For additional information please visit: http://www.sdmaritime.com

14 comments:

Miss Mapp said...

Some very familiar sightsto me that make you look with new eyes.
Cool

Lois said...

Love the blue fin on that fish! The ship in the background is beautiful!

Leeds daily photo - Paul said...

Great to see these 2 ships, I saw Master and Commander which I think the Suprise was built for. I am rather a fan of the Aubrey/Maturin novels of Patrick O'Brian.

Tricia said...

Fantastic photo - It really makes me want to say "Argh" hehehe
I'm interested to know why the ship from Isle Of Man is here though? Just curious! It sure is beautiful at any rate!

Tricia said...

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Jason St. Peter said...

Love this image. The sculpture and boat in the background go well together

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Great photo again for today! Very nice! And, I am glad you enjoyed the Green Fairy drink for St Patrick's day on my website.

Virginia said...

What a great shot. Glad to find your blog!
V

Barb said...

Hi Nancy,I love this photo.Hope you are having a good week mine has been very busy take care and talk to you soon....Barb

isk8jewel said...

Love the angle of that photo with the ships in the background.

Jacob said...

That is a superbly composed and exposed photograph. A joy to look at!

~Cheryl said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful artwork. These trees got more interesting every day! I don't know which would be my favorite. Looking forward to heading to the desert next!

Olivier said...

superbe composition, et la sculpture devant le bateau est magnifique
superb composition, and the sculpture in front of the boat is splendid

*SparkleMirror* Kiln-Fired Art said...

Is the HMS Surprise a permanent resident of the harbor? The last time I was there, the Star of India was the only one?