Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Some Old Junk

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~ Some Old Junk ~

Some Old Junk by Paris Set Me Free
Some Old Junk, a photo by Paris Set Me Free on Flickr.

BONUS: For Street Photography Fans!

Nestling on the (l)edge of the 13th's left bank is this wonderful old Chinese sailing ship, of all things, complete with Cantonese fisherman on the bow to complete the picture.

Or is is a lady? The boat is called La Dame De Canton and was built, or at least ordered by two (crazy) Frenchmen from the traditional shipbuilding port of Canton. Indeed, it is the last traditional Chinese junk to have been build according to original 17th century plans: "25 meters long, 7 meters wide, weighing 80 tons, the junk is made of seven different types of exotic wood, tiller, ribs and planking pinned and studded in the traditional way, three-mast rig with bamboo battened sails covering 250m2"; 'An extraordinary boat', if the official web site is to be believed, and why shouldn't it be?

Now after many years sailing the world including uncharted territory for a junk such as the Cape of Good Hope, she's come to rest chez nous and we're more than happy to have her here.

And why not...
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