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photoblog image Sketches from the West Coast: It's Time to Sail Away

Sketches from the West Coast: It's Time to Sail Away

It's only a mid-winter. I'm already tired. I dream of harbours full of yachts. I dream of sunny beaches washed by waves...Can anybody offer me a corner in their boat so I could sail away?

Sketches from the West Coast: It's Time to Sail Away

It's only a mid-winter. I'm already tired. I dream of harbours full of yachts. I dream of sunny beaches washed by waves...Can anybody offer me a corner in their boat so I could sail away?

comments (17)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 15 Jan 2008, 00:48
Come on over here, we got sun, warmth, boats, etc! I find this shot visually confusing, but that is probably just a sign that I really should go home.
vz-nostalgia: You're not alone, Martin. I'm all confused myself, and I should go home as well. smile
Thanks for the invitation. Be careful what you wish for, as I might accept your offer. smile
Quite nice.
vz-nostalgia: I'm wondering, if ChaCha is a friend of yours, Ms. Pearl. Her longest comment was "nice shot". smile
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 15 Jan 2008, 04:59
This image feels highly symbolic, Viktor, of what your text says. The white wall is hiding the boats you wish you could sail away on, but there is a hint of them enough, even in reflection, to keep your hope alive.

Soon, dear friend, you will be able to sail away. If I had boat, I'd give you plenty of space on mine!
vz-nostalgia: I'll book that space you offered on your imaginary boat, Ms. Ginnie. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Jan 2008, 06:45
An unsual perspecive and a provocing composition, but your reflections could explain why you have chosen this way . You are dreaming (and who not?) to sail away, but, sorry, there are so many hindrances, walls in and out of us.
I remember a painting of Felix Nussbaum in Osnabrück, we see only the masts of the ships in Oostende- he must sail away, he had the dream to emigrate to the USA because he was a jew and he was persecuted by the NS- regime...It has been only a dream ...
vz-nostalgia: Oh gosh, I love Nussbaum. What a tragic figure! His "the refugee" (remember?) made a big impression on me. Too bad he didn't make it to the States. I did.
Thanks for your thoughts, Ms. Philine. Always a pleasure.
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 15 Jan 2008, 07:23
Intersting perspective, a mix of so many elements but balanced in a very odd way...It looks surprisingly a lot like where I live but it's still cold here. I wish that your sailing in the sun dreams come true, Viktor. smile
vz-nostalgia: Thanks for your good wishes, Ms. Suzanne. It looks surprisingly familiar to you, because I took it on the West Coast! smile
For me the water and the reflections would do the job for me. cheers richard
vz-nostalgia: Of course it would, Richard, of course it would. smile That's why it was ME sitting at the water in Sausalito, CA, watching boats go by. smile Nah, just kidding. There are shots of water with reflections, waiting for their time. I just felt this one reflects my current status quo much better, with all the million things to look at (million things to do) on the million different layers. smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 15 Jan 2008, 08:50
Those boats are there and waiting to be sailed. The wall is just a small wall, which I am sure you can find your way around. External walls, generally, are more easy to scale than internal walls.
vz-nostalgia: Tell me about it, Ms. Kathryn. Which one of the internal walls you have in mind? smile
This brings to mind a lovely old song 'Under the Boardwalk'. Come summer, or even spring, and the sun will bring you closer to your dreams.
Lovely reflection- I like the 'reverie'.
vz-nostalgia: "on a blanket with my baby"? I don't know about that, Ms. Jamoula. smile
Glad you stopped by.
  • Scarlet
  • The Netherlands
  • 15 Jan 2008, 10:20
No boat but I have a nice view in my corner on offer smile I like that wall of white.
vz-nostalgia: Can I see the view, before I throw my sleeping bag into the corner of your room, Ms. Scarlet? smile
What a beautyful illustration of your words. I like the small windows allowing us to guess parts of the boats
vz-nostalgia: smile, Richard.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Jan 2008, 11:54
Bear up, Dude! The world is only as bad as you imagine it to be. Boat rides are unlikey to give you relief if you've let the yongrillybubs take over.
vz-nostalgia: Easy for you to say, Mr. Big Lebowski. smile And what the hell is yongrillybubs? It's not in any of my dictionaries. smile
Well done and over all the play with reflection : Bravo !!
vz-nostalgia: smile, Zeb.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Jan 2008, 17:52
If I had a boat, Viktor, I would share it with you and you could entertain me with your philosophical musings whilst we sailed the seven seas! Alas, I do not have one so you will have to continue dreaming. I particularly like the white barrier blocking our view - it stops it being a cheesy harbour shot!
Ingrid
vz-nostalgia: Wouldn't that be nice?! I'd read you Nitsche and Schopenhauer, and you'd steer the boat! Well, let's at least dream about it. smile
Regarding the white wall, you know how I hate cheesy pictures of anything. Without the wall, I wouldn't even bother taking the shot. smile
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 16 Jan 2008, 02:39
I'd offer you a corner, but all lakes are frozen here too. Perhaps a pair of skates?
vz-nostalgia: It's been a while, since I stood on a pair of skates, Ms. Jewlya (I used to play ice hockey as a kid). I will accept your offer, if you give me a skating lesson. smile Or we can drill a couple of holes in the ice and talk all day-long, while jerking our lures. smile
Oh! Viktor! This time, I see very strange this photo. There are many elements that distract to me. This time does not work for my! wink
vz-nostalgia: It's OK, Jose. From pure aesthetics point of view, you might be right, there are a lot of things to look at here. It's very easy to be confused, and that is exactly was my point. I want you to discover little things and mull on them. It's all symbolic here, my friend. smile
  • su
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jan 2008, 14:29
And another spot for me too! Winter is getting old already! sad
vz-nostalgia: I think we're getting a pretty good company on the board of an imaginary yacht, Ms. Su. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 20 Jan 2008, 13:21
I'll offer you a corner on my boat,,,but I have to buy it first...on the other hand, Portugal has many, manym many beaches washed by waves...so I'll offer you a corner on one of those and you can still sail with your eyes grin
I like the the way your picture "starts" and "ends" with masts on the sky diving in the blue water.
(...and the answer is yes, I can't think of something better to do:let's crawl in search of talesgrin)
vz-nostalgia: Until you buy yourself a sailboat, Ms. Reis (I'm gonna wait until you do), I wonder, if you'd like to join me for a ride in my imaginary vessel? (See my next post on Tuesday). smile
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