Travel Theme: Still

Travel Theme – Still

Stillness is all around us, all too often subordinated by movement and sound. We notice stillness when movement and sound subsides; we hear the stillness when conversation ceases or water is no longer agitated by current, gravity or movement on the surface.

These photographs show a deep permanent stillness, a lifelessness of inaction; brooding hulks of stillness in a shallow sea.

An offshore breakwater off Smith Island, Chesapeake Bay Virginia is formed by nine sunken concrete ships discarded at the end of WWII and left to rot in this gaunt graveyard.

There’s an eeriness in the still, grotesque yawning cavities of these abandoned ships built in haste to support the war effort in the North Atlantic.

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The ghost-ship graveyard, in the Kiptopeke State Park can be seen from one of the elevated lanes of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel 17.5 miles long linking Cape Charles with the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area of Virginia, a mecca for boaters and fishermen.

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  3. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Tony they are spooky! especially the second with the splashes of red paint – or blood 🙂

    • 2far2shout says:

      I don’t THINK it was blood, but spooky most definitely. The stillness was so complete,
      The sudden movement of a small bird exploring the dark interior nearly scared me out of my wits.

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