Author Archives: Vladimir Brezina

Mellow

By Vladimir Brezina

Deep Summer Mellow—

Mellow

A contribution to Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Mellow.

L’Hermione

By Vladimir Brezina

L'Hermione at the South Street Seaport, NYC

The Hermione was a French frigate that, most famously, in 1780 carried the Marquis de Lafayette to America with news of French help for the American Revolution. The Hermione was then a brand-new ship, having been built in Rochefort, France, in 1779. She survived only another few years, being wrecked in 1793.

L'Hermione under sailBut now there is Hermione 2.0! A full-scale replica, she was built again in Rochefort and launched in 2014. Earlier this summer, she sailed across the Atlantic for a tour of the major US ports of Franco-American historical significance.

We went to see her when she arrived in New York City.

Here is a selection of photos from that visit (click on any photo to start slideshow):

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Grey

By Vladimir Brezina

Grey apparition in the mist—

Grey

A contribution to Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Grey.

Beneath My Feet

By Vladimir Brezina

Giant bird tracks have appeared on the beach overnight—

Beneath My Feet

Probably just a big goose :-)

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Beneath Your Feet.

Wind

By Vladimir Brezina

Why did so many other kayaks overtake us in the 2014 Everglades Challenge? Wind power!

Wind 1Wind 2

Next time, we’ll have sails on our kayaks too!

A contribution to Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Wind.

Grasses

By Vladimir Brezina

Grasses 1Grasses 2Grasses 3Grasses 4More grasses are here and here.

A contribution to Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Grasses.

Close Up

By Vladimir Brezina

The eye, window to the soul—

Close UpThe never-sleeping eye of a gull, a predatory bird

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Close Up.