Another tall ship in Den Helder, but this one is just a replica the tourists can visit. She is located in a dry dock right in the middle of the old harbour.
I did not really take this one for the ship, but rather for the sky behind her, and it had been a tricky job to avoid all the tourists shops and cafes around.
However, this one is floating, because I saw her for the first time at Sail Amsterdam in 2005...
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And something I found on Wikipedia about the ship (the Dutch page in much better, for thhose who can read it):
The Prins Willem was the largest ship at the time of the Dutch East India Company (the VOC). It was built in 1649 in Middelburg in the Netherlands and sank near Madagaskar in 1662.
Curiously, the name on the ship was Prins Willim. Two reasons have been mentioned for this. One being that that is Middle Dutch, the other that there wasn't enough space for the name, so they changed the 'e' to an 'i', which is shorter.
A replica has been built under the same name. It was built at shipyard Amels in Makkum (Netherlands) for the Oranda Mura (Holland Village) themepark in Nagasaki, Japan. Since 2004, she is part of the themepark Cape Holland in Den Helder, the Netherlands. At the moment, the Prins Willem bowsprit is being restored.
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devimeuxbe (58557) 2009-04-25 12:48
Cette perspective est pour le moins curieuse. Cela donne un aspect très impressionnant à cette image.
mmohan (744) 2009-04-25 12:52
I think the colours of the sky complements the ship very well.TFS,Manoj
dta (78060) 2009-04-25 13:06
Bonjour Emmanuel ,
Yu as expliqué la raison de ce point de vue à Bertrand . je me doutais que ce choix était imposé . Mais le résultat est magnifique . Le ciel crée une atmosphère superbe . J'aime beaucoup aussi le cadrage , et le pavillon néerlandais qui claque au vent .
bracasha75 (24589) 2009-04-26 2:13
well, well what a present this time
This is wonderful picture and the small tiny details are awsome
I give you all compliments for that
emilbo (22616) 2009-04-26 6:20
Excellente composition qui sort de l'ordinaire et merveilleux bateau bien mis en valeur devant ce superbe ciel rosé. Le devant du bateau est une vrai oeuvre d'art et les mats qui s'élèvent dans le ciel sont magnifiques.
Félicitations!... et bonne semaine,
Longroute (19396) 2009-04-27 1:33
I had seen this ship another time in a pictures but from afar.
Here I like how you cropped the bottom so that it is enhanced the curve of the ship that creates a fine graphic effect togther with the masts. The sky, of course, is another lovely feature that makes the whole composition very pleasurable.
Didi (60588) 2009-05-12 17:57
Pas simple pour inclure entièrement ce navire sur cette photo, à moins de faire un assemblage.
Le point de vue en contrebas donne une bonne impression de grandeur.
- Copyright: Emmanuel LE CLERCQ (emjleclercq) (15780)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-20
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Olympus E510, Olympus Zuiko ED 14-42mm, Hoya 58mm UV
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 2008, last TSR of AsgardII /Part II
- Date Submitted: 2009-04-25 12:46