FAR FROM HOME   10 comments

This is the DEWARUCI, one of the tall ships in for Fleet Week. The Dewaruci is visiting from Indonesia……that’s pretty far from home I think!  It is a 195 foot long barquentine tall ship that serves as the sail training vessel of the Indonesian Navy. It is named for an Indonesian deity and character in the Mahabbarata, a major Sanskrit epic of ancient India.  The name and figurehead represent courage and sincerity.  It really was something to see her sailing up the Hudson River.

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Posted May 26, 2012 by Madelaine in Photography by Madelaine Cappuccio

10 responses to “FAR FROM HOME

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  1. beautiful photo!!! I know that the boat is tall but dwarfed by that amazingly beautiful skyline…interesting video, loved the music and the background chatter and thought to myself wow, you’d had a very priviledged place taking your video..bravo on both…

  2. The Kri (Kapal Republic Indonesia) Dewa Ruci has been a favoutite of mine since I started studying Bahasa Indonesia. She is totally beautiful.

  3. Beautiful shot of the ship against the modern skyline.

  4. How beautiful! I love the background of the city.

  5. Another favorite!
    Love the beautiful tall ship against the beautiful skyline.

  6. What an amazing photo, the wonderful ship and those buildings. I just love it. Thank you.

  7. This is a beautiful photo, Madelaine. I like the way the strong verticals and horizontals in the buildings contrast with the diagonals in the sails. The muted colors make this a peaceful shot. We’re looking forward to seeing tall ships here on the Chesapeake. (Actually we were out sailing a couple weeks ago and my husband thought he saw one in the misty distance, but when we got closer, it turned out to be a lighthouse!)

  8. I too love the juxtaposition of the modern buildings and the old time ship. Not that long ago the Hudson was full of them.

  9. Love that first image….what a great backdrop for the old vessel

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