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French registered three-masted Barque, the Belem. Constructed in 1896, she was originally a cargo runner, bringing sugar, cocoa and coffee to Europe from the West Indies and Brazil. She is now a sail training vessel and makes one heck of a sight on a Monday morning! Photographed from home in Peacehaven, near Brighton, England.
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Nightwyngs Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
You get to see so many neat things and you don't even have to leave home. :XD:
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sharkplane77 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
exactly 96 years before my birth! =D very nice ship! =D
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NinjaPickle Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
WOAH......This is NOT an aeroplane :o ;)

very beautiful, an anachronism of simpler times :) 1896? you say? And no steam engines? I'm kind of suprised considering they were at a peak by then! 1896 was also the first year that Charles Parsons built a steam turbine naval vessel :) Gave Queen Victoria a bit of a suprise back then too :o
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Moth-Wingthane Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Not a plane? *gasps* How did that get there! :P hehehe
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pudenda Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
And all I ask is a tall ship, and a star to steer her by ~ John Masfield, Poet
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Shema-the-lioness Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that is truely beautiful! What an amazing peice of history.
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babynuke Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice ^^
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