Friday, July 02, 2010

The new and the timeless

You see things like this in Newfoundland now.

No idea which rig this is. It's in Mortier Bay having repairs or maintenance being done.

It looked a HELL of a lot bigger in real life than it does in this picture. It looked massive, quite surprised us as we turned a corner.

I took a picture of the Ocean Ranger here once and made a copy for a then-boyfriend living in Toronto. He liked it so much, he put a framed enlargement on his wall and had copies made for all his brothers and sisters living in the Toronto area. And all their friends asked for copies. Newfoundlanders loved that photo (this was before the Ranger sank, obviously. It would only become more iconic from that point.) Yep, I reckon there are photos of the Ocean Ranger by me on hundreds of walls of expat Newfoundlanders from Etobicoke to Calgary.

This is tonight's view from the back deck of the place we're staying. Not too shabby. Just about to go and surprise my Dad. Should be fun.


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Blogger Nostalgic for the Pleistocene said...

Oo, it's big, alright. You got some good context in there - i can tell by the buildings behind it.

The second view is much prettier! Gorgeous.

10:55 a.m.  

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