Wednesday, August 12, 2009

ABC WEDNESDAY - # 31 (D)

(Photo by Sailor Girl. Click to better view)
«D» is for «DEMOCRACY» and for Portuguese King «D. Carlos I», also an important Portuguese oceanographic navy ship (in the above photo, with the traditional sailing barge of the Tagus «OLIVEIRA E BATISTA», from Sarilhos Pequenos, built in 1955 and also member of the Tagus Navy and registered to participate at the Race of Atlântico Azul). A contribution to ABC Wednesday, now on its Round 5, of which I am a proud (but a bit absent) team member!!!!... And thus... «D» is also for «DENISE» (the ABC Wednesday's mentor)!!! And for «DINA» (from Jerusalem)!!! And for Leif's «DISLEXY» as he never catches up with us!! How 'bout that, huh?!...
Com a autorização do respectivo autor, reproduzo o post [REALEZA NAVAL], de Luís Miguel Correia, que em 6 de Fevereiro de 2008, a propósito deste navio, referiu o seguinte:
«Sistema político que caracterizou Portugal durante quase 800 anos, a Monarquia está presente em detalhes diversos de navios actuais. O nome do malogrado Rei D. Carlos está atribuído ao navio oceanográfico NRP D. CARLOS I, homenageando a vertente oceanográfica de homem de ciência que foi o penúltimo Rei português. (...) Entretanto, na proa da Fragata D. FERNANDO SEGUNDO E GLÓRIA, o avô de D. Carlos contempla o largo de Cacilhas, pois o navio encontra-se desde Novembro na doca seca da Parry & Son para reparação.»

12 comments:

Happily Retired Gal said...

Sailing around BIG ships in the harbor looks like fun ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Dina said...

The old and the new. Look at that barge sail, woohoo!

Sailor Girl said...

Thank you, Happily Retired Gal!!!! Hey! I love your thought for today: «Living well is the best revenge», by George Herbert!!!

Thank you too, Dina!! You must come to Lisbon A.S.A.P.!!!!!

Babooshka said...

Democracy I like it. Also your Royal family does have a lot of nautical links. As always such a beautiful vessel.

Small City Scenes said...

D is for Dyna! You covered all the bases with D!!! Love the shot! MBmite

Leif Hagen said...

R U ready for tomorrow's big race? I'm OK with the press conference . . . . Maybe I'll end up in "Paris Match?!"

RuneE said...

Of course one has to find a ship here, too ;-)

Highly enjoyable!

Q said...

Fun D!
Always love the ships.
Sherry

LUIS MIGUEL CORREIA said...

Mais um post cheio de significado. Obrigado pela referência ao BNM

Dragonstar said...

Lovely photo! Your sailing photos are always so emotive.

On behalf of the Team, thanks for posting this week.

Roger Owen Green said...

reminds me of the rich history of Portugal and sailing; thanks.

Tumblewords: said...

Delightful!