Maybe the ship can be recycled and good will come from it again.
A superberb shot. I once spent 8 days on the USNS General Morrie Rose. Was pretty happy to be back on dry land.
It could be used in PI for night time hang outs...Perfect in mono James.
This picture really brings back a memory. In 1958, when my parents and I came to America, our ship was passed by the SS United States. Known for its speed, it made it to New York 4 days before us, however, our ship was damaged, mid Atlantic, by Hurricane Helene.It was such a grand ship back then, it's sad to see it less than ship shape.Excellent picture, James.Sunny :)
She is still very beautiful in her own way. A lovely photo, perfect for monochrome.
Kind of shows why it's a bit of a daft idea to name a ship after a country. Now that it's older and decaying it's not quite sending the same message about the US, is it?Makes for a great shot though.
How the mighty are fallen. Seems like a metaphor for the times.
Very dramatic and emotive picture.Lots to look at and linger over.Lucy
Thanks for greetings and many the same to your wife for tomorrow.
It is a tragedy to see these proud ships lying around, rusting and losing their dignity. Monochrome is definitely right here.
Old ships and old aircraft, it's sad to see them in this state. I like the shot.
Gorgeous B&W James!I think she looks beautiful and I can hear her whisper stories from the past.
Seems a picture of those years: beautiful shot, great idea on monochrome!
James, I thoroughly enjoy what you see. Nice monochrome shot.
Hi James,Thanks for visiting my blog and your comment. AND for serving your country.The 8 days I spent on it was compounded by my being only 8 years old at the time, making it seem like 8 months. This from the perspective of an 8 year old child inside a tin can...not allowed on deck AT all, except for lifeboat drills. Constant rocking...brother constantly tossing his soda crackers which Mom made us eat first thing in the morning.I am positive your experience was a lot different than mine. ;) Your's was duty ... mine was to get from the US to Germany. I should write a entry about that sometime, I am sure my Mom would read it and point out all sorts of inaccurate memories. Whether they are hers or mine (the inaccurate memories) would be tough to debate - but perhaps more of a 'point of view' issue. :)Good man!
Ahhh the poor thing. She looks like she was a beauty at one time. :) Great photo :)
A huge chimney is impressive. It is the splendid work which can feel a sign of the glory.
Do they give tours on the boat. It could be a great museum.Great photo. I was thinking of all the old photos of ships in the past. The black and white photo was perfect for the age of the ship.
Oh James, this is beautiful!
It looks great in black and white.
You know how much I love boats. I like this picture very much! the lines of the boats , her shape, says imediately that it's a 50 ies boat. The B&W paays a beautyful tribute to her. I'm always so sad, really, to see such a marvel rusting!States never protect enough their maritime history, a thing that I'm fighting for every day...
Beautiful and sad at the same time. Great shot.
I like the irony of your title.
It's a beautiful ship and I liked this B&W picture!Léia
What a faded beauty it is. I wonder if it´s possible to walk on the deck of the boat. There could be more great views.
This is a fine shot, with so many patterns and so much to see.How sad, though, to see such a once-proud ship so neglected.
It's still an impressive size of ship!! I suppose it's had its day - it does look forlorn, though.
Nice one James. The old girl looks better in B&W.
You have managed to make it look like an old phorography. I'm not sure if it was intentional but it suits well with the motif.
«Louis» wishes this fabulous ship could be restored. It's really sad to see this graceful liner rot like this.