The Duyfken leaving Brisbane

Spotted from my office window. This is a very heavily cropped shot, as the 50mm lens just doesn't have that much reach. Thus, it's also not a particularly good shot either, but I do like old sailing vessels.

View all photos taken: Friday, 8th June 2007, This photo: 9:35am

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  • photo by Alison said:
    Wow! What was it in Brisbane for? When I first spotted it I tought it was a model boat... you know about 50 cms long! The ripples on the water play tricks on my eyes... in regards to the scale of the shot!
  • David de Groot said:
    It's been in town for a couple of weeks, but not like the first time when it was a big affair, this time it was at the maritime museum. Not sure exactly what the purpose of this visit was, or where it's off too now.
  • photo by Alison said:
  • Easyfrog said:
    Nice shot! interesting ship too
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks. The original was the first documented European ship to land on Australian soil.
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    A good looking little ship. From up there in your office it looks very like a toy boat :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    I guess being 13 floors up does that to a poor little boat ;-) And it is a fairly small boat, quite amazing that the original sailed from Holland to Indonesia and then the top of Queensland. This replica has sailed all over the place too - from Fremantle on the West Coast of Australia (where she was built) over the Holland and back, up and down the east coast of Australia...
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    What a convincing model boat! Better than my shell ones anyway ;-)

    Fremantle has a good Maritime Museum. You'd like it. The fish 'n' chips were pretty good down there also.
  • David de Groot said:

    As for Fremantle, I'll make it over that side of the country eventually. :)