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funtimefrankie

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Lusty
« on: October 17, 2008, 01:12:07 pm »

Lusty arriving Liverpool this morning
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craftysod

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Re: Lusty
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2008, 02:19:49 pm »

Why is their a mannaquin stuck in water  {-)
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Colin Bishop

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Re: Lusty
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2008, 02:43:36 pm »

It's one of those famous artworks by Antony Gormley, the "Angel of the North" artist.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/content/articles/2005/07/05/art_antony_gormley_feature.shtml
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Colin Bishop

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Re: Lusty
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2008, 03:52:25 pm »

Incidentally, Illustrious is supposed to be on the Thames for Remembrance Day. Does anyone have her transit dates yet? I can't find anything on line.

Colin
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Re: Lusty
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2008, 05:31:34 pm »

Love that second picture.....wonder what it is like in full definition,

Statue....what statue?

Thought that was the effect of the water!

(I jest!)

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Re: Lusty
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2008, 10:18:42 pm »


Statue....what statue?


Good grief.........I thought it was some mad Englishman actually going for a swim  %% %%

Peter.
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Colin Bishop

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Re: Lusty
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2008, 10:33:01 pm »

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Good grief.........I thought it was some mad Englishman actually going for a swim 

You need to see it from the other side - the water is pretty cold.... :o
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Roger in France

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Re: Lusty
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2008, 05:56:27 am »

I thought all the Goldsworthy sculptures had been moved from Formby. The original installation had many such "men" along the beach. Or is the photo old?

Roger in France.
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Colin Bishop

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Re: Lusty
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2008, 10:04:53 am »

There was a bit of a fuss but they were allowed to stay although I think one or two were moved as a danger to navigation.
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Re: Lusty
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2008, 07:33:52 pm »

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Good grief.........I thought it was some mad Englishman actually going for a swim 

You need to see it from the other side - the water is pretty cold.... :o

His bits might not be to your standards, but he attracts the ladies..... :-))

Even if he did get that sinking feeling.....
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Re: Lusty
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2008, 07:37:14 pm »

I thought all the Goldsworthy sculptures had been moved from Formby. The original installation had many such "men" along the beach. Or is the photo old?

Roger in France.

The Gormleys are still there....picture (with the ship) taken on Friday 17/10/2008
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Re: Lusty
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2008, 04:38:35 pm »

Yes they are definately still there, there are 100 of them over a couple of kilometres of beach, a few further out ones were due to be moved due to complaints from jetskiers, as they think they may hit one that is just under the surface at high tide - shame we cannot complain about the jetskiers noise and get them shifted somewhere else
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Re: Lusty
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2008, 01:45:53 pm »

Were would the Navy be without the tugs.

Bowwave  :-))
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« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2008, 05:56:04 pm »

Were would the Navy be without the tugs.

Bowwave  :-))
That's a bit unfair! Consider the effect of even a strong breeze pushing a large slab-sided vessel. Especially one without much steerage way. With a carrier (stopped) and with a 20knot breeze against her she is probably having a 100 ton force pushing against the hull. Berthing a large ship in somewhat adverse conditions is not at all like parking a car. I guess that ships with "pods" can do it, but those with nothing but spinning wheels at the back have no choice. Just look at some of the old photos of the "Queens" etc. berthing in New York. Perhaps 11 tugs pushing and pulling. Now, with modern technology a similar sized ship can do the same with maybe only 2 tugs "standing by".
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« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2008, 06:18:16 pm »

Even when i was on challenger with pods and bowthrusters you still need tugs as Brian said wind puts massive force on side of ship
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