At a dock on the east side of Wilmington Delaware, you'll find something really cool. The Kalmar Nyckel tallship!
The Kalmar Nyckel was a colonial ship which originally sailed from Sweden to the New World in 1638, with its passengers establishing the colony of New Sweden, which is in present-day Wilmington Delaware. The ship has been rebuilt and is used today as a floating goodwill ambassador for Delaware.
One morning recently I took the extra 3 minute drive from work to see the ship, and got a few pictures. These were taken on 35mm film (Fuji Velvia 50), with a Nikon FM3A and a simple 50mm f/1.8. I'm keeping it simple these days!
The first one here is a close-up of a floatation device from the ship:
Stepping back a few steps, here's a bigger picture:
The next one here is of a building which I believe is used for repairs, and provides a place out of the elements to make those repairs:
Turning around from this building, looking back towards the dock now...
I guess that's "Julian point!" And speaking of the dock, we're getting closer to the actual ship with this next one...
And finally, the ship itself!
Very colorful! It's really a cool thing to see. They do family cruises, and recently my wife took our middle son on a "pirate cruise" on this ship, which he loved - he thought it was an actual pirate ship. And you can see why!
Till next time, go take some pictures using that old dusty film camera in your basement!