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Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by kach22i, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. ImaginaryNumber
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    Thank you for your reply. As a monoglot I supposed I'm poorly prepared to understand your analogy of different artistic aesthetics being like different languages. :) I guess I'm stuck with my previous biases that if I like a piece of art it must be good, and if I don't like it, for the artists sake I hope someone else does.

    Does anyone want to take a crack at explaining to me why the Kandinsky piece or the Miro piece is considered "good" art? I don't even want to think about that Moaning Lisa.
     
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    20210112_080444_HDR~2.jpg Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
     
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    Simply, WOW!

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     
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    Some awesome photos there guys.

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    Greenboats Flax27 - Bcomp https://www.bcomp.ch/news/greenboats-flax27/
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    This reminds me of an exhibit at the Oban Sea Life centre before it closed. The herring ring. It was a doughnut shaped tank maybe 5 metres in diameter, set so its bottom was at shoulder height. In the bottom of the tank were perspex domes, so you could duck under and stick your head up into one of the domes, under the water.
    The tank had a school of herring in it which perpetually swam round and round the doughnut tank, quite fast, and so were forever swimming quite fast, slightly magnified by the dome at your head, or swimming away, depending on which way you faced. It was quite mesmerising, but important not to think about it as a metaphor for life because that could leave you depressed for days...
     
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    When I was a kid I built plastic ship models. I still have this one. I wish I still had the Cutty Sark but it was just too large a model to keep up with. It was a real education in nautical names and terms as everything was precisely labeled in the instructions. All the lines, sails and everything right down to the scuppers. Here is the HMS Bounty. A little dusty and beat up but still around after 55 years.
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    Nice.
     
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    I would have killed for a model like that, when I was a kid.

    :rolleyes:
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    An old co-worker of mine sailed the replica back in the day, decades before it sank.
     
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    I saw the Cutty Sark in London.
    Really interesting. The most startling thing was just how empty it was when without cargo. The crew lived in the deck houses - and there were not very many sailors.
    A pity its active tea clipper life was only 10 years (approximately, as I recall).
     
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    A ship appears to hover over the sea off the coast of Cornwall, England, in a photo captured by David Morris that shows the optical illusion known as "superior mirage," caused by warm air sitting on top of colder air over bending light as it reaches a viewer's eyes. David Morris/APEX
     

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    I've seen that with islands, making them look like spaceships.

    -Will
     
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