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10 Oct 2012 11:59PM
This boat has aged well Mick, if the Romans had built the Titanic we'd still be using the ice cubesSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile, nice shot,

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
11 Oct 2012 12:11AM
Gosh, Mick, almost verging on landscapes today: good clean shot of the boat filling the frame but with the inevitable odds and ends that just add to the flavour of the shot.
Even a touch of rust there, I think, on the keel plate and the rudder needs a a bit of refreshening.
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 12:25AM
Good spot Mick. Love the textures.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
11 Oct 2012 12:48AM
Not a very good boat, but you owuld know how to fix it up-- just borrow their stuff and make a masterpiece!
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
11 Oct 2012 1:01AM
It must be a royal pain -- dealing with all those leftover ancient Roman plastic buckets.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 4:21AM
A great image Mike, certainly one which fuels ones imagination, and makes one think.

Regards Nathan
11 Oct 2012 5:53AM
What a great find! You did well to make such a great story out of it, Mick. The old boat fills the frame nicely - someone's in the middle of giving it some well needed t.l.c. Highly amused by the stonework appearing to be actually on the boat! and all that foreground clutter - are you sure you hadn't had a picnic?!!!GrinGrinGrin

LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 7:12AM
The Romans must have built very strong boats to carry all that fancy stonework.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
11 Oct 2012 7:26AM
Well spotted, Mick.

"Romanes eunt domus"? People called Romanes, they go, the house?

Excellent title... one of the funniest films I've seen.

fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
11 Oct 2012 7:56AM
This is rather quirky ~ a well seen capture.

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 8:14AM
Excellent shot Mick, great composition, colours and textures

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 8:22AM
great find plenty to see here and mull over shame I cant give you my award being a day late but I really like this image Mik
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 8:29AM
love that bucket!!!
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 8:35AM
brilliant detail mick wonderful colour and tones love the comp a belter nice one Wink
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 9:17AM
Some Roman inventions have stood the test of time better than others. The stone boat sank without trace in history...
Meanwhile that bucket sits immediately below the plank. Presumably for diving practice?
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 9:24AM
A fine spot Mick - but that boat looks a bit pristine for my liking.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 9:26AM
Clearly the most important thing the Romans did for us was invent the little-known but highly artistic pastime of dry-land boating, Mick.
These days it is mostly confined to the south-east coast of England - witness the large number of uploads from Dungeness, mine included - but here you have supplied incontrovertible evidence of its existence north of Hadrian's Wall.
Thank you for supplying this valuable historical documentation!
Now that boat has stood the test of time very well indeed. almost looks wood texture now, are you not well this is almost a landscape/seascape. good intro enjoyed it.

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 10:30AM
Wonderfully composed Mick!
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
11 Oct 2012 10:54AM
nice to have a feature fireplace on your boat, Mick GrinGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 10:56AM
I'm singing the blues when I look at this one Mike!
Great history lesson today Sir!
Nice one.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
11 Oct 2012 11:17AM
This really made me chuckle, 'cos I thought it was on the boat itself! You're right about the Romans - when I visited the Forum and the Colosseum recently they still hadn't finished building them, but left them in ruins! Wink
Trev Smile
9 10 10 England
11 Oct 2012 11:25AM
Thanks for cheering up a dull, wet day Mick. Messy lot !!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
11 Oct 2012 11:44AM
Thanks for the larf mick. Grin
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 12:28PM
Brilliant pov, Mick, really looks as though the stonework is balanced on the plank. The one thing I am spectacularly hopeless at is history, these Romans of yours made some nice tidy blinds, had some eye catching noses and wore a great line in off the shoulder dresses (men as well)Wink
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 12:59PM
Wood stone sand all diffrent texture...
Very nice work...
May have need a bit more room for boat rear end as I think if there a push back you have area that the baot can go in to...
As you can see there is a wall in front..

Nice work..

Tibetan 6 3 England
11 Oct 2012 1:33PM
A shot that's got the lot! a really cracking spot! there's even lots of grot, nice one bye bye I think it's time to trott!, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
11 Oct 2012 2:31PM
Boats without rust...whatever Next. What were the Romans thinking of leaving a boat like that behind. someone could have pinched it.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 3:23PM
Lovely curve to that boat, Mick, and it looks like someone is tarting it up, much to your disgust no doubtTongue!
Hope he doesn't splash any paint on that commemorative plaque.
11 Oct 2012 5:06PM
This is a brilliant image Mick and very well captured by yourself
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
11 Oct 2012 5:26PM
A great image ,and I am sure there's some rust on the bottom of it
11 Oct 2012 6:24PM
Great picture Mick, and I'm a great fan of evereyrhing Roman, so this washes well with me. Hope they left some rust behind for you.

John Smile
SandraKay Plus
11 233 4 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 6:48PM
This is different, Mick. I love the illusion that the stone column is actually in the boat.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 6:51PM
Glad there was so many comments for me to read there............. Gave me time to finish my peanutsGrinGrin
I thought the Romans gave us easy, inexpensive fancy dress costumes MickWink............ Bet Texans dont have to resort to togasTongueSadGrin
11 Oct 2012 7:15PM
A brilliant image Mick,great capture,well done..Lin
moiral 8 12 Scotland
11 Oct 2012 7:16PM
GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin Moira
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 9:24PM
And all been said
So I reiterate allWinkSmile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
11 Oct 2012 10:20PM
An optical illusion. So well spotted Mick. A great shot........Sandy
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
11 Oct 2012 10:22PM
they forgot to leave the most important thing behind! rust.... Smile
12 Oct 2012 1:24AM
Well, there's a loooooooooooong looking boat here, MickSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile!!!!!!!! Is it for real, tooTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue?????????????? Like this image a lot!!!!!! AniaWink
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 6:04AM
Super find and great capture Mick lov the pov .
12 Oct 2012 11:42PM
Mick, high an dry think there might be a hole in that bucket all the water got out, nice shot....

pascalg Plus
10 37 France
14 Oct 2012 12:20PM
very nice image indeed, Mick!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
14 Oct 2012 3:21PM
That boat has aged well Mick, rather like your good self!Wink
15 Oct 2012 8:09PM
Love this image. Very well captured. Elaine

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