The Amsterdam was a 18th century cargo ship of the Dutch East India Company. The ship started its maiden voyage from Texel to Batavia on 8 January 1749, but was wrecked in a storm on the North Sea on 26 January 1749. The shipwreck was discovered in 1969 in the bay of Bulverhythe, United Kingdom, and is sometimes visible during low tides. The wreck site is protected under the Protection of Wrecks Act since 1974. Some of the findings from the site are in the Shipwreck and Coastal Heritage Centre in Hastings. A ship replica was built between 1985–1990 and can be visited in the Netherlands Maritime Museum in Amsterdam.
A ship replica was built in Iroko wood by 400 volunteers using tools of the period, between 1985 and 1990. It was floated to Amsterdam and is situated next to the Netherlands Maritime Museum (Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum) where it can be visited. As for the original ship, there had been hopes in the 1980s that the Dutch Government, which still owns it, might excavate the whole wreck and return it for restoration and display in Amsterdam, like the Regalskeppet Vasa in Sweden, or the Mary Rose in Portsmouth, but the funds were not forthcoming. Several decks and much of the bowsprit lie submerged in the mud and are in remarkably good condition, being naturally preserved by the mud and much of the cargo is still aboard.
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aadilj (18102) 2008-10-22 1:16
I like the saturation of the colours and the lovely pov which makes this image so lovely. The perspective is superb
velocista (897) 2008-10-22 2:12
boa fotografia deste barco. gosto da saturacao das cores e o pov tambem esta bom pois e complicado fotografar este barco no local onde esta. parabens
COSTANTINO (52002) 2008-10-22 12:05
Fantastic ship ,nice photo..
The perspective is marvellous..
The lightness is the best..
I like the subject and thanks
for your useful notes..
very nicely done
lucasgalodoido (21051) 2008-10-23 18:37
gosto desses barcos antigos, e conseguiu uma bela captura dele. Achei bem conservado também.
Parabéns pela foto e Abraço
jannabassa (74) 2008-10-24 10:20
Hi Tiago (Giacomo)
Due polene a poppa, veramente inusuali.
Nitidezza e saturazione forte ma non esagerata.
Taglio di ripresa, vista la location, unico.
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-10-25 4:36
Uma vista muito interessante desta replica do veleiro.
Gosto do enquadramento e das coress vivas.
Um abraço Amigo
jafadabret (56501) 2008-10-29 7:41
C'est dommage de ne pas profiter des 300 Ko permis sur TE, la photo serait plus définie et dons encore plus belle.
Le bateau a très fière allure avec son château arrière bien décoré.
Belle réalisation !
Jardim (3243) 2008-10-31 15:09
Uma réplica muito bonita do veleiro também com bonitos detalhes. O fundo azul do céu ajuda a realçar as cores e formas do veleiro.
plimrn (21344) 2008-11-28 0:15
You did well in framing this ship; not an easy task. The detaiol and color is excellent as well.
danyy (0) 2008-12-18 22:58
superbes couleurs pour ce bateau qui assurément ne colle pas avec la ville qui l'entoure, une photo qui monrtre bien ce décalage dans le temps.
J'aurais personnellement cadré plus à droite.
jplebrun (21208) 2009-05-07 4:46
j'aime beaucoup cette photo de ce navire qui date d'un autre époque, belle composition.
avel9665 (241) 2009-08-04 14:18
Olá Tiago, foto maravilhosa deste lindíssimo veleiro. Cores excelentes.
jrj (34841) 2010-06-12 5:33
Superb capture of this old grand ship in the fair weather tiago. An impressive sight in the harbour.
I visited the same place some time ago, but not under such fair weather:
pentalopes (467) 2010-06-17 9:40
Só agora tive a oportunidade de ver esta foto. Muito boa. Gosto do POV, e das cores bem equilibradas.
Um abraço, e um bom Mundial,