Monday, July 13, 2009

Tall Ships, or Not So Much

The tall ships have left Boston — no more masts and sails cluttering the harbor view, no more comparisons of the scene to a Fitz Henry Lane painting, and far fewer sunburned tourists sipping sodas in baggy cargo shorts.

Despite her dislike of popular attractions, the Proper Bostonian took a detour from shopping in the North End over the weekend to view the ships. They were okay. The hot sun and the crowds soured her mood. If Johnny Depp in full pirate make-up had appeared, piloting the Black Pearl, she would have had more enthusiasm. As it was, the experience was mostly a let-down. The best ships were very far away. Everyone she saw looked so tacky in their loud, printed T-shirts and white trainers — and not a sailor suit or even a crisp straw boater in sight.

And then she spotted this not-tall, non-ship, historically inappropriate vessel, whose sheer ridiculousness made her trip worthwhile:

No comments:

Post a Comment

Spam goes right into the trash but I appreciate relevant comments from non-spammers (and I can always tell the difference). I do my best to follow up if you have a question. ALL spam, attempts to market other websites, and anything nasty or unintelligible gets deleted instantly. The cats and I thank you for reading — and please feel free to comment on what you read.