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Cutty Sark by David Davies

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Sharp end of the Cutty Sark, taken in 1980 in its dry dock at Greenwich, London, England.

(Wikipedia) The Cutty Sark is a clipper ship. Built in 1869, she served as a merchant vessel (the last clipper to be built for that purpose), and then as a training ship until being put on public display in 1954. She is preserved in dry dock in Greenwich, London.

Cutty Sark is one of only three ships in London on the Core Collection of the National Historic Ships Register (the nautical equivalent of a Grade 1 Listed Building) – alongside HMS Belfast and SS Robin.

Badly damaged by fire on 21 May 2007 while undergoing conservation, the vessel is being restored and is expected to reopen in 2011. The Cutty Sark is one of only three remaining original clipper ships from the nineteenth century in part or whole, the others being the City of Adelaide, awaiting transportation to Australia for preservation, and the beached skeleton of Ambassador of 1869 near Punta Arenas, Chile.

Olympus OM-10, 50mm 1.8

I’ve been an amateur photographer for as long as I can remember, which at my age is about a couple of weeks! I’ve owned film cameras from Zeiss, Scheider, Leica, Nikon and Olympus, as well as digital cameras from Pentax and Canon, and still have several, if I can ever find them. I currently use a Sony NEX-5N with an 18-55mm zoom lens, and after a year of ownership am still learning all the functions.

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  • Graeme  Hyde
    Graeme Hydealmost 4 years ago

    Good one.

  • Thanks, Graeme!

    – David Davies

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethalmost 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much, glad you like it!

    – David Davies

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepalmost 4 years ago

    Very wonderful work!!

  • Thank you, Gena, I rather like this one and amazed that it’s been so little noticed. Thanks for the fave!

    – David Davies

  • seeya
    seeyaalmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous POV. Sandy

  • John44
    John44almost 4 years ago

    A fine posting my friend,

  • Stephen Ruane
    Stephen Ruanealmost 4 years ago

    Well captured David, love the angle really shows off the detail and beauty of these wonderful old ships.

  • It’s a wonderful old thing. I wonder how much the fire damaged her.

    – David Davies

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksalmost 4 years ago
    Terrific capture David – we saw her in 1997, ten years before the fire, so pleased we did.
  • Timing is everything! Quite the ship, isn’t it!

    – David Davies

  • CapricornDancer
    CapricornDanceralmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature in the United group. Well done.

  • Well I’ll be damned, I didn’t know I had one, but thank you very much anyway!

    – David Davies

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work David!

  • Thank you, Al!

    – David Davies

  • MissyD
    MissyDalmost 4 years ago

    Congrats from your host’s at the United Group!

  • Thank you so very much, Missy, I really appreciate that!

    – David Davies

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