Spice Island is situated Port side (east in this case) of the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour.. known historically as Spice Island as this is where the original spices from the East were first landed.. Today it is more renown for its history and rinking facilities ( still serve a fresh pint)
I could not help but think how many adventurous sailor had last caste his or her eyes on the Island, before going off to war or perhaps a merchant trip- how many thoughts of farewells to loved ones - or the excitement of seeing " home" again after months at sea - in foreign ports, in foreign waters.. It brought back memories of my Naval times- although Spice Island and Portsmouth Harbour had never been a port I had entered...
Normally I would not have posted an image of a "white Sky".. but I quite like it-- it forms a fine backdrop to these wonderful old drinking holes.. which alone must have seen many a good sailor having his "last " pint before leaving the next day..
The History of Britain continues to fascinate me......
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willperrett (2955) 2013-01-09 4:57
This shot makes me feel very embarrassed, as I know I was supposed to be present when you took this. But it also shows that what you said on the 'phone was true: the weather really wasn't cooperating at all. Under the circumstance of flat, misty light, and being stood up, I think you've done really well! I was drinking in the pub on the right (the Still and West) only last week.
danos (73960) 2013-01-09 4:57
nice the view of this section of Spice island with the beautiful houses to dominating the place.
The moody sky brings out the details and the clarity of them.
Silvio1953 (98093) 2013-01-12 2:52
Ciao Rich, great view of lovely island with nice architectures, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful soft colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- Copyright: Rich Beghin (Ricx) (13435)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-23
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Cannon EOS 5D digital, Canon 24-70 2.8L USM
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-09 4:44