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Boat Friday

 

May the weekend restore us all!

(Valletta, Malta)

 

 

 

Boat Friday

 

May the weekend restore us all!

(Valletta, Malta)

 

 

 

comments (24)

Amen!

Beautiful detail on this canoe - lovely shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elizabeth. Right now I'm wondering how Frank is doing, waking up to what looks like a LEAVE for Britain?! My heart is breaking.....
That is an incredible shot. I love it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael.
  • Ray
  • United States
  • 24 Jun 2016, 03:13
The column in the foreground looks like it might be improved by a bit of restoration, Ginnie.

The vessel has elegant lines, and is worthy of restoring attention.
Ginnie Hart: There is a lot all over the Maltese Islands that needs restoring, Ray because of the hostile Sahara winds combined with the Mediterranean salt water and heat. One person alone could work many lifetimes as a painter alone, and still have work waiting for him/her!
At the moment I will need a restorative as the leave vote is ahead. I am very afraid they are going to win
Ginnie Hart: I have awakened to this stunning news and am just breaking for you, Bill. I still can't believe it!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Jun 2016, 04:30
Fabulous shot. There was a lot that needed to be restored there.
I love the very elegant Luzzu.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luzzu
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, MLMA. Everything about that warehouse was wonderful as we got to see the many regatta boats in various stages of restoration.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Jun 2016, 05:41
A graceful thing, hopefully it can be restored to something like new condition
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Chris. The storehouse was full of regatta boats in various stages of restoration, getting ready for the next race in September! A wonderful gentleman was very helpful in explaining everything.
A lovely boat deserving restoration Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Many regatta boats were in various stages of restoration for their next race in September, Richard. It was quite educational.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 24 Jun 2016, 05:48
Une fois restauré, il sera superbe.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Martine. The Maltese know how to restore their boats because their lives depend on it!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Jun 2016, 06:28
Yes, we need some mental restoration- I am very, very sad - and Geert Wilders is now triumphing, too ...
Ginnie Hart: UGH! This is not a good day all over Europe, Philine, is it!
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 24 Jun 2016, 07:34
This is extremely pleasing, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Lisl, in spite of.....
excellent bateau!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Well on its way to restoration, JP. Merci.
Apparently, so do the British.

I like the patterns on the boat.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Michael. I have a feeling the British don't know what just hit them!
The motif on the boat is rather Malay?!

Do a Google image on "Malay motif" you will know why.
Ginnie Hart: Yup. I see it, LC! smile
Nice with the decaying column in there too.
Ginnie Hart: Lots of "decay" in Malta, Mary, because of the Sahara winds and the Mediterranean salty sea/air.
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jun 2016, 10:21
It makes you want to get your paintbrush out, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You know me well, Pauline. smile
I do hope somebody restores back to good condition, it is a lovely shape.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Brian. The workers seemed to know what they were doing everywhere we went.
i find the supporting structures interesting, Ginnie. i would not disturb them at all! great photo opportunity
Ginnie Hart: It all was "interesting," Ayush. Very much so!
  • Anne
  • France
  • 24 Jun 2016, 13:19
Yes! I hope so!
Ginnie Hart: I understand that France may be next, Anne????
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Jun 2016, 13:56
Especially where restoration is required. Looking at all this work, I wonder if building a new one, won't be easier.
Ginnie Hart: Good question, Louis. All I know is that almost everything in Malta needed to be restored because of the Sahara winds and the salty sea/air!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Jun 2016, 17:51
Looks to be in sound condition so nothing a lick of paint can;t put right. It will probably last longer than that crumbing column.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Yes, and Yes, for sure, Alan...on all accounts! smile
What remains is beautiful...
Ginnie Hart: And will get better as the days move on before the September race, Larry!
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 25 Jun 2016, 00:13
I could just walk right into this one. Great depth and leading lines.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Bonnie. When we peeked in, a gentleman invited us in to explain everything that was going on in preparation for the regatta races in September. We had so much fun looking and listening.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Jun 2016, 00:31
This is a beautiful image.

Although I don't feel restored after the weekend...

But I have some holidays planned ;-)
Ginnie Hart: I think a lot of people will take a long time to get back to any semblance of "normalcy," Cherry, including those of us from afar who still can't believe what has just happened in Britain. To be honest, I keep my fingers crossed that Parliament will decide such a huge decision cannot and will not be made apart from a quorum!
I know we are both in agreement that sooooo much needs restoring!! Wonderful image!
Ginnie Hart: Truer words were never spoken, Robin. (sigh) Thanks.

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