Wednesday, July 21, 2010

ABC Wednesday - A is for Anchor



A is for Anchor............



view through the old fort



A big rusty old anchor.

The anchor is a historical piece and it is located in a park beside the ocean near the historic Strawbery Banke.

It is considered a memorial in remembrance of all the souls that have been lost at sea.

I grew up right beside this park many years ago, and this anchor has always been there.

It is surrounded by beautiful gardens, and once a year there is a ceremony to honor these people.






This is the seventh round of ABC Wednesday. If you would like to join in please visit this site for the details.










11 comments:

  1. It looks like a lovely place to grow up.

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  2. You know, though they are enormously heavy and very big, I still look at anchors and wonder how the heck they could stop something as large as a ship. When you consider the intertia, it's quite a feat!

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  3. A fine looking anchor. We are an oceangoing family. Used to be sailing, but now we are limited to cruises once in a while. Our next one will be in October -- 30 days with 11 days at sea. We like being at sea more than most sight seeing.

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  4. Love anchors. Love the idea of anchoring something, physically or metaphorically.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  5. Anchors are fascinating - this one is truly wonderful!

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  6. Some modern anchors are now in the "megaton" class, but anchors like these can still be seen in smaller crafts along our coast.

    They have saved many lives.

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  7. A fantastic example of pure craftmanship! A wonderful start to Round 7! Bring it on!

    Denise
    ABC Team

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  8. We also have an anchor in our town to honour the lives lost at sea during the 2 world wars.

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  9. Beautiful anchor. Good choice of A-word! Nice that it is something that you have grown up with too.

    Thank you for visiting my A-post about the apples. Yes, the apple tree did smell heavenly back in May with all the blossoms! Thanks for your comment!
    Best wishes,
    Anna

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  10. Anchors always have attracted me, I think, like someone above said it reminds me of anchoring into life, physically and metaphorically. Great shot.

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