brutti_ma_buoni (brutti_ma_buoni) wrote in photo_scavenger,


Someone else has already made this tweak to the prompt - sorry about that! But I thought you might like to see two historic craft(s) in the port of Bristol, which I visited this weekend.

Two ships together - the big one is Isambard Kingdom Brunel's SS Great Britain, the origin of modern metal-hulled shipping. The teeny little wooden one over to the left is a replica of the Matthew, John Cabot's transatlantic ship, made for the 500th anniversary of his voyage from Bristol in 1497. (It's not a great picture, what with the looming weather and the fact I was on top of a moving bus at the time, but I thought some of you would enjoy the history anyway! It will enlarge, so you can see the Matthew a bit better if you click through.)
Tags: brutti_ma_buoni, crafts

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