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Old 09-13-2021, 03:40 AM   #41
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Île de Porquerolles today. A fine and VERY active harbor here. Apparently a Grand Banks meet of some sort in progress. About a dozen 42-48' footers here. All from France, with the exception of one from Germany.
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Yes. The second picture explains about the artist who did this.

I once saw a definition of good art that I have come to think of as spot-on. It goes something like this:

"It doesn't matter whether you like the specific work or not. If it makes you stop and think, then it has achieved its objective."
I thought the first picture was hurricane damage.
The second picture, knowing the price of bronze props, what a waste of money and bronze.
I guess, I just dont know art.
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Wifey B: I don't know art like a true professional does although have bought and sold a bunch of it. However, that's a piece that I find very interesting and I like novel and unique works. It's amazing how certain things become landmarks like the big chicken on top of a building and everyone in town uses it as directions. I can see people here saying go to the shipwreck art piece and I'll meet you there. I don't love it, not dying to have one at home, but I think it's kind of cool.
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Wifey B: I don't know art like a true professional does although have bought and sold a bunch of it. However, that's a piece that I find very interesting and I like novel and unique works. It's amazing how certain things become landmarks like the big chicken on top of a building and everyone in town uses it as directions. I can see people here saying go to the shipwreck art piece and I'll meet you there. I don't love it, not dying to have one at home, but I think it's kind of cool.
Wifey, I didn't know you live close to the Big Chicken.
Remember the hassle when either the city or county told them, they could not put it back up after the storm damage? I guess they got too many angry complaints so they let them put up a new and improved version. LOL

Yes, giving directions in Cobb County.... "Go to the Big Chicken and then....."
I live off of P'tree Ind Blvd.
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Wifey, I didn't know you live close to the Big Chicken.
Remember the hassle when either the city or county told them, they could not put it back up after the storm damage? I guess they got too many angry complaints so they let them put up a new and improved version. LOL

Yes, giving directions in Cobb County.... "Go to the Big Chicken and then....."
I live off of P'tree Ind Blvd.
Wifey B: I don't, but familiar with it. I live in Paradise, otherwise known as Fort Lauderdale. Haven't been there since June though and in spite of having tons and tons of fun, boatloads of fun, getting a bit homesick for all my extended family there. Don't get home until October though.
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Wifey B: I don't, but familiar with it. I live in Paradise, otherwise known as Fort Lauderdale. Haven't been there since June though and in spite of having tons and tons of fun, boatloads of fun, getting a bit homesick for all my extended family there. Don't get home until October though.
I go back March until my taxes are paid then, catch a flight out and back to the boat.
My boat is in Aventura and that's not a shabby place to live. They joke about the only city named after a mall, Aventura Mall. Nearest beach to walk on is in Hollywood. The horse track used to be within walking distance, but the legs are giving out.... plus, I have a 'cripple sticker' aka 'handicap sticker' CHUCKLE
I went one time before it was rebuilt. It was 'free hot dog day.' I have not been back. They have lots of restaurants and few other type store but nothing like the board walk at Ft Lauderdale with shops that have 3 prices for everything.
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Here are two I have always liked, that are in a similar vein:

1) "Prop trees," made with damaged props that were being replaced.


2) Canoes (my favorite, which the art Scott showed made me think of).
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Here are two I have always liked, that are in a similar vein:

1) "Prop trees," made with damaged props that were being replaced.


2) Canoes (my favorite, which the art Scott showed made me think of).



I like the prop trees! Far more exotic and dramatic than my prop sculpture!
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Two photos from Île de Poquerolles:
1) Evidence of rather constant winds. Driftwood bonsai??
2) My "clean-out-the-refrigerator" carpaccio/mozzarella/pepper/tomato dinner
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Wifey B: We saw some real beauty on the Riviera, but no photos and if we had any they couldn't be posted here.
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But it IS!!! I’m a 64 year old female veterinarian and I swear that TravelLifts (by any name) bring out the 9 year old boy in me! I love those BIG TRUCKS and am seriously impressed by the skills of expert heavy-equipment operators. I think it helps that my husband is a building contractor and I’ve had his input for years and exposure to some very talented craftsmen/artisans.
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Wifey B: We saw some real beauty on the Riviera, but no photos and if we had any they couldn't be posted here.
I read the number of those beauties have reduced by 40% over the last 5 years or so. Maybe I could open up a concession stand to apply sun screen? I do hope they dont charge me too much.
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Spotted while we were in Port Bormes-Les-Mimosas -- THE REAL McCoy!
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As you can see in the top photo, this was a less-than-perfect-weather day...
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Spotted while we were in Port Bormes-Les-Mimosas -- THE REAL McCoy!
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As you can see in the top photo, this was a less-than-perfect-weather day...

I haven't remembered to look, but if the ones built in Sturgeon Bay are the "Marine Travelift" brand ones, then the current Shumway lifts are likely built elsewhere, as they're a different brand (and different design for sling attachment).
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1) Lighthouse with an artistic touch at the entrance to the Port of Saint Tropez


2) Also spotted at Saint Tropez
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Reminded me of one particular user on TF...
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Scott, it's a pity you didn't get to St Tropez just a coupla weeks earlier, as the Sail GP races with the foiling 50' cats raced there about then. I watched it on Foxtel. The winds were light though, so several of the races were shortened in time, and there were no major dramas.
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Actually - the third picture is not a Riva - but, as I discovered later, a J-Craft.
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2) Also spotted at Saint Tropez

Relevant to the picture of the van the guy is living in...
The sign in French says, basically, "my ex-wife had a better lawyer than I did..."
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