Public art encompasses any form of art you see in a public place, large or small, statues, murals, graffiti, gardens, parks, etc. The art should be visible from streets, sidewalks, or outdoor public places. Let your imagination and photographic eye show us diverse samples all over the world.
Last week for PPAC #38 Prescott Timeline, I had a marvelous response from all of you. I want to say thank you to each of you for joining along in our challenge. Here are the featured bloggers for this week. Their posts really grabbed my attention. They are all worthy of a second or third look.
Thank you so much for your 68 comments to PPAC #38 last week.
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My Choices for PPAC #39: Old Boats
My desire to spend time on an old boat is zero, but touring them is a fun excursion. I’ve been on three in the last few years.
San Salvador – San Diego, CA
My friends call ourselves the History Girls because we were all history consultants in different California County Offices of Education. We started in our roles at about the same time and continued to travel as friends after we all had left the county offices to pursue other careers and interests.
Here is a little bit of information about the San Salvador. The original San Salvador is the oldest of the three old ships in today’s post.
In 1542 Jean Rodriguez Cabrillo was the first European to explore the coast of California. Cabrillo discovered San Diego Bay on September 28 of that same year and claimed the land for Spain. Continuing northward, he landed on Santa Catalina Island on October 7th then continued north as far as the Russian River, Cabrillo died on Santa Catalina Island of an infected injury on January 3, 1543.
This San Diego tour was more of a work in progress than a tour. As we walked into the area, there were educational tents set up before we got to the boat. It was like an outdoor museum with a few hands-on activities like knot tying. You will see that Manny was quite taken by the knot-tying lessons and the scaffolding.
Susan Constant – Jamestown, VA
This tour was part of the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher’s Training I attended with about 30 fifth and eighth-grade teachers from around the country.
About sixty years after Carillo from Spain discovered the coast of California three ships sailed for six months to the eastern shore of the continent from England in May 1607. The three boats together had room for 105 passengers and 39 crew. The boat we saw was also a re-creation completed in 1991. The original boat was about one year old when it sailed to the New World.
After dropping off its passengers to establish the British colony in Jamestown along the James River, the flagship, the Susan Constant, returned to England and continued its career as a trading ship.
USS Constitution – Boston, MA
This final tour happened during a trip to plan for the National Council for the Social Studies Conference in 2014. I went early to meet up with Eunice, a blogging friend from the area.
Nearly two hundred years after Susan Constant landed in Jamestown, the USS Constitution was launched from Boston Harbor in October 1797. By that time, the United States was an independent country and ready to roar. The USS Constitution was one of the first six warships constructed by the new country. Gaining fame in the War of 1812 for defeating four British frigates, it was nicknamed “Old Ironsides” because of its nearly indestructible iron construction. This is not a reconstruction and U. S. Naval officers still serve on it. It sails around the harbor for special occasions.
From exploring ships to trading ships to warships, these three types of ships shaped the world as we know it today.
Ships continue to be important. In addition, over the years ships supported migration, colonization, imperialism, world population growth via the transportation of food between countries, and science
A note about helping Ukrainians
“Many of us have already donated to Aid Agencies. But another Rebecca, blogging as Fake Flamenco drew another charity to my attention: World Central Kitchen: Chefs for Ukraine are providing hot nourishing meals to those in flight: and other chefs, in other places torn apart by war or natural disaster, undertake similar work. There are more suggestions here.”Margaret 21 FROM PYRENEES TO PENNINES Check out her post!
Upcoming at Always Write
- Story Chat – the fervent conversations about “Sweet Feeling” by Yvette Prior continues this week. At the end of them month, the summary will include at least one of your comments with links to your latest blog post.
- WQW continues this week to focus on food, taste, recipes – fly with it! For upcoming topics for 2022 check my WQW page.
- Coming soon an inteview with 12-year-old Olive, the famous bull rider in my last Sunday Stills Post.
- We have friends staying with us from CA from March 11-15, so if I’m slow in answering comments and getting out posts, I hope you’ll understand and forgive me.
Now it’s your turn
You don’t have to choose boats as your topic this week for PPAC. Take us on your virtual tour and share the public art you’ve found. It’s a blast. Thanks for participating and have a wonderful week blogging.