Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Perpetually Sinking Ship


Those of you who have followed our blog on The Villages, Florida, know that this sinking ship was placed in Lake Sumter at the time it was built (less than 10 years ago) as a decoration and point of interest. It's been sinking ever since, bit by bit. Every once in awhile it sinks a little too much and is bailed out and restored to its less-sinking previous position. To see it you must visit Lake Sumter Landing's downtown in The Villages. As you can see, it is again seriously sinking. I hope it will soon be brought back up whereby it can be sinking but not drowning.

21 comments:

Bibi said...

Ha. That's definitely an attraction.

Sylvia K said...

Well, that is different!!! I hope it doesn't drown, too!! You do find the good ones!! Hope your week is going well, Lowell!!

William Kendall said...

I find myself wondering what the point is!

Linda said...

I can see why this would be an attraction, because many people, including myself, have a fascination for ships. Lovely photo. :)

Lois said...

I think that might be a losing battle there. The reflections in the water are so pretty!

By the way, I went back and looked at the lettering at my Lunchbox and then at yours again and I think you could be right!

magiceye said...

A tourist attraction!!

Pierre BOYER said...

Mayday Mayday !!
;-)

Pierre

llandudnopictures said...

That's a slow 'death'!

alp said...

Una imagen muy bonita...me gusta...un saludo desde Murcia...

Karl Demetz said...

A very curious story... love your image, Lowell !

EG CameraGirl said...

I wonder when the owners will finally tire of rescuing it. ;)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh yes I remember the sinking ship :) lovely image Lowell.

VP said...

I remember this: it is a very good idea!

Birdman said...

Soon, maybe the only way you'll be able to view it will be in a glass-botto m boat. Hey, Gilligan?

Sharon Anck said...

I don't think it can go on sinking like that for much longer. At some point it's going to fall apart.

cieldequimper said...

It's been a long time since I'd seen this sinking but not sinking ship! Love your composition!

RedPat said...

Quick sand?

Kay said...

I'm not sure that idea is one that was thought out long term.

José Mendonça said...

What an unsual story! :-)

Jack said...

An almost-sinking ship? You don't see those every day.

orvokki said...

Nice story about a lovely ship.
And the reflection in wonderful.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson