Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sepia Scenes #61



Join us again for Sepia Scenes! I found the photo below on the front of a house on City Island, Bronx, NY. The house used to be a bed-and-breakfast but is now a private residence called North Wind.
It is located at the island's northern tip and was once the home of the North Wind Undersea Institute, a museum that held old scrimshaw, shark jawbones, the 100-year old Andre Guillet tugboat, and aquariums featuring rare blue lobsters and some sea turtles. It was run by former Navy Seal Michael Sandlofer.



She is a ship's figurehead.

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24 comments:

Ralph said...

The artist had the right idea, look at her dress that is flowing in the nautical winds. She looks stern as she compels the nautical personnel to 'Sail On!'. No headwind is too strong with her leading the way!

kaye said...

She is beautiful--and the sepia really brings out that beauty, giving her a sense of timelessness. Love the shot Mary.

napaboaniya said...

I agree with Ralph, her dress looks as though it's flowing with the wind. Looking real lovely :)

Day4plus said...

Love the header.
And the ship's mistress is great. MB

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Mighty snazzy decoration for a private home! ;-) But then I read on that it's located on the tip of an island, so it makes sense!

Mojo said...

She can be my figurehead any time!

Annie said...

Marvelous. I can almost hear her saying, "Yes, the wind! NOW we are getting somewhere!".

Carletta said...

She's very pretty in Sepia so I'm guessing she is quite beautiful in color!
Imagine her on the side of your home - awesome!

Gunsside - Norway said...

Beautiful lady in the wind ;)

Marice said...

awww i was waiting for this post to be up now im late hahah wow thats great in sepia! thanks for sharing!

@nemonen said...

I like the new header and it is a lovely sepia scenes this week. Love it!

Riet said...

WE are waiting at window views for mr Linky Maryt.

Patti said...

this lovely figurehead is so ornate. Very pretty

I love your new Nutcracker header, Mary. I like that it's all sepia except for one. Cool!

Michael said...

She's a great figurehead. Let me introduce her to the Grand Turk.

Diane AZ said...

Wow, the figurehead is beautiful in sepia! I also like how you did your header photo with the Nutcrackers.

Sherrie said...

Hi Mary,
She's very beautiful! The sepia adds something extra. Have a great day!

Sherrie
A View of My Life

Tricia said...

I would really liked to have visited a place w/ all those interesting items in it - Too bad it's gone.
Great sepia shots

Mo said...

Hi Mary!
I'm baaaaack!
Yes, after a few weeks off from regular memes, I am back!
Today's sepia scene @ It's A Blog Eat Blog World
is a pic from my Thanksgiving Day Disney adventure!
Hope you enjoy!
~ Mo

Anonymous said...

It is an amusing phrase

Mo said...

Mary, Purrchance To Dream also has a Sepia Scenes post up for this week!
I love your holiday graphic, and your ship's figurehead is just great.
Have you read "The Secret Life Of Bees"? Every time I see a female ship figurehead, I think of Black Mary.
Cheers,
Mo

Mo said...

Also have a post up on
House Panthers this week. When I come back, I go all out, eh?

Anonymous said...

well.. it's like I said!

MsRay said...

I posted my first entry for Sepia Scenes. Glad to be part of this photo meme.

Trishia said...

Bonsoir, Mary,
Enjoyed perusing all three of your blogs, but the sepia tones really grab me (probably because I have so many sepia-toned postcards:) This image of the ship head is definitely my favorite!
Trishia