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Boat Friday

 

Not to wish this on anyone...but what a way to go!

(casket after San Michele cemetery service being moved to Venice, Italy)

 

 

photoblog image Boat Friday

 

 I couldn't decide which image to choose, but here's the other one.

 

 

 

Boat Friday

 

Not to wish this on anyone...but what a way to go!

(casket after San Michele cemetery service being moved to Venice, Italy)

 

 

photoblog image Boat Friday

 

 I couldn't decide which image to choose, but here's the other one.

 

 

 

comments (25)

I love it. Excellent use of selective colour.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael. Definitely not something we see every day!
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 5 May 2017, 04:00
Both are excellent images, Ginnie.

I like the idea of a speedboat to carry the cask.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ray. Sometimes you have no choice!
Bonjour , pas commun , mais pourquoi pas..les deux photos sont interessantes
bonne journée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Definitely not something you see every day, Claudine! Merci.
  • Alan
  • Onich
  • 5 May 2017, 06:23
Well, at least you would not need to by a return ticket, I suppose smile I never considered how they dealt with funerals in Venice; I suppose you could not really have a burial at sea. Both good images but my favourite is your second choice; it seems to suit the occasion as a loved one is departing and already getting further away all the time.
Ginnie Hart: It's funny how sometimes you don't even think about something until you see it and then it nearly shocks you to death. HA!

To be honest, the second one is my favorite, too, but I agree with Astrid that people might not "get" what was happening without the first image?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 May 2017, 06:29
A final journey taken in style
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Chris!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 May 2017, 07:24
I love the second one - a very interesting photo I never saw before.
Ginnie Hart: If I did it over again, Philine, I would put the second image first and then add the other as a way of explanation. But thanks.
We will be taking Ange's cousin John's ashes to their final resting place via the Watercress railway on Sunday.
Ginnie Hart: So there's more than one way to go, then, Bill!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 5 May 2017, 07:44
Both pictures are wonderful and just because we were held up in a malfunction water-bus, we came 'in time' to capture this special occasion.
I love the selective colouring.
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Astrid. We'll never forget it, will we. It totally made our day.
That boat-hearse looks as if it is in a bit of a hurry Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It was so fast, Chad, I almost missed the photo-op!
i wonder why there isn't a line up of boats with people from the service in them... like the do at land funerals.
Ginnie Hart: Good question, Elaine, though I'm guessing the price of that would be exorbitant. Easier for everyone else to go via the vaporettos?
Ce n'est pas très gai aujourd'hui. Joli travail de désaturation.
Ginnie Hart: Death is never a cheery topic, Martine, is it, but it's so much a part of Life. Sometimes we try to avoid it when maybe it would be better to embrace it?
I think it is fantastic and am glad you included the other shot.
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Mary. Thank you.
Excellent images, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Roland.
Direction San Michele pour un dernier voyage! beau traitement de désaturation partielle!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: This casket was just leaving San Michele after a service there, Roland, heading towards the mainland of Venice. We were lucky to see it!
Oh, my favorite is the second one...now that is THE way to go! Love it!!
Ginnie Hart: I should have made the second one the main image, Robin, with the first as the one to give a reference point...but I didn't think of that till too late. Thank you.
I guess this is the only way it can be done in Venice. My close friend whose funeral we went to last week would have liked to have gone to the crematorium like this, foe many years he sailed his own yacht on inland lakes.
Ginnie Hart: There's no reason this couldn't be done elsewhere, Brian, even in your country. Makes you think of the possibilities, doesn't it!
Definitely faster than horse-drawn hearses!
Ginnie Hart: I believe so, LC. smile
Woo, speedy!
Ginnie Hart: And in a straight line from A to B, Tom!
indeed, Ginnie. i like the first one slightly more.
Ginnie Hart: So glad I put both up, Ayush, to give you a choice. smile Thank you.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 6 May 2017, 06:09
A very original "Boat Friday", Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I'll probably never see another one like it, Lisl. smile
Nice idea to mix bw and color. Although a death is not funny thing, I smile to see this golden coffin getting loose clearly on the bridge of the boat with the environment in black and white
Ginnie Hart: As you know by now, Marie, I do enjoy selective coloring in certain situations. Thank you for confirming this one.
No need to speed...
Ginnie Hart: Strangely, it seemed to be in quite a hurry, Larry. I almost didn't catch it in time.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 May 2017, 15:42
I like the one where the hearse seems to be racing the other boat ...
Ginnie Hart: At first I thought it was an escort, Louis, but then realized it had no connection, as far as I could tell.
Maybe the dear departed was a racing fan...
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, I´m sure that would make a good story, Larry. smile
Both really terrific images, Ginnie!
And yes - what a way to go... Love that!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. Thank you for back/tracking!

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