Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Bottle at sea

Totally unrelated to Sculpture by the Sea but just as magic, I found this bottle on the beach, washed ashore by yesterday's storm. I love the way the shells cling to its neck. Looks like a bottle of Johnny Walker, don't you think? Whisky, pirates, my mind starts racing... Alas, no message inside!
What a miraculous find! Very little ever gets washed ashore on Sydney's beaches : hardly any driftwood, no coconuts, tongs, plastic bottles or weeds as I've seen elsewhere around the globe. Either the Tasman sea is incredibly clean or the currents just don't come to shore. What does the sea yield on your beaches?

Une bouteille à la mer ! Cette petite merveille ne fait pas partie de Sculpture by the Sea mais je l'ai trouvée jetée sur la plage par la tempête d'hier. J'adore les coquillages cramponnés tout autour du col. On dirait une bouteille de Johnny Walker, vous ne trouvez pas ? Whisky, pirates, mon imagination s'emballe... mais quel dommage, il n'y a pas de message à l'intérieur ! Cette pièce est vraiment miraculeuse. La mer ici rejette peu de choses sur les plages : très peu de bois flotté, jamais de bouteilles en plastique, de branchages, d'algues, de noix de coco ou de tongs comme dans tant d'autres pays que j'ai vus. Soit la mer de Tasman est remarquablement propre, soit les courants emmènent tout ailleurs. Et chez vous, il y a des prises de mer ?
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26 comments:

Kate said...

Natalie, how I wish I had a beach!! When I vacation in Mexico on the Pacific, there are lots of shells when I walk in the a.m. Nothing else. Wouldn't it be fun to find a message in a bottle??

Victoria said...

Ooooh, I love this shot. The glass looks so clear and clean, and the shells are so neat stuck to the neck!

Jazzy said...

you should have fooled us and put a message in the bottle ;)

i will probably show you one of these days what one can found on the shore of our lake, you would be amazed.

Ben said...

It's very artistic. I thought you made this at first but you found it as it is? that's a magic!

I like the light reflecting clear bottle.

GiuCe said...

great pic :D ...many stories to creat about this. The first idea is a misterious message from the past o the future ^.^


have a nice day

edwin s said...

how wonderful! I wonder if there's a message on directions to find the missing Captain Jack Sparrow?

Merci Nathalie!

Olivier said...

la serie continue, tres belle. au fait, il y avait une carte au tresor dedans ?


the series continues, very beautiful. with was the fact, there a chart with the treasure inside?

Pierre said...

Très artistique, très belle photo, à placer dans le même portfolio que ta photo des pélicans d'il y a quelques semaines...

alice said...

Les courants doivent parvenir jusqu'ici alors, parce que nos plages sont loin d'être aussi propres que les tiennes...Mais on trouve pas mal de bois flotté et de beaux galets, ce qui console (un peu) du reste.

Zsolt72 said...

maybe someone is crying for help in a message within the bottle. Mayba Jazzy wrote somethine;)

PPL said...

Cela fait rêver !!!!!

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Lachezar said...

Following your previous posts, I thought that this is another sculpture! :)

Meg Nakagawa said...

Your sand is really golden! This one is almost too good to think it was a find! It would also make a great Christmas card, don't you think? Thank you for sharing.

isabella said...

Beautiful blog, Nathalie!

Maybe the bottle is a cry for help from Robinson Crusoe? (he was short on stationery, you know ;-) He was marooned in Chile, a skip and jump from the Tasman Sea...

Merci d'avoir visiter mon blog!

Annie said...
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Annie said...

That is a wonderful photo. Nathalie. It does provoke ideas of pirates and stranded persons.

The bottle is a message all by itself, a message I understand as a reminder of the waste and clutter we humans create in our world.

Thanks for your visit and comments on my blog, Nathalie.

Annie

Jing said...

great shot!
:)
and so unique bottle you found!
..jing from shanghai

Irredento Urbanita said...

Thanx for worrying about me dear nathalie. I got a flu, but I am OK. Messages in bottles? Bottles in the Pacific? Messages in the sky? Everywhere has messages. I am sure.

A big hug

zannnie said...

i love this Bondi Beach....interesting shot and post you have here today:)

chamamy said...

Je viens pour la première fois dans ton univers,et j'en suis charmée;
Cette bouteille est un véritable trésor ,et ce sable donne à rêver...
Très belle photo pour un joli sujet :)

photowannabe said...

Natalie, thanks for your kind words on my blog. Its much appreciated.
This is a great shot. Very magical and mysterious. My immagination sees messages too.
Wish our beach was that clean. We get a few shells, seaweed, and I'm embarrassed to say, Trash. It boggles my mind to see the irresponsibility of so many.

selana18 said...

Perfect!I like the photo so much if the bottle has a paper with a message of love will be great -lol
I like the 'game' between the sun and the glass...

Ëarithranduil said...

A fantastic image...
Also I get to imagine arrested messages in her interior waiting that someone reads them...

The problem of the pollution of the sea is a very delicate subject... In the Portuguese coast you can find of everything! It is an area of average forts and a lot of sea traffic...
As it would be good that all these problems were sent inside of a bottle...
But they don't fit...


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Cergie said...

J'appelle les commentaires que l'on laisse de droite et de gauche des "bouteilles à la mer", on ne sait jamais qui va les trouver et les lire
Il m'est arrivé d'avoir des échos de messages que j'ai laissés

Kala said...

the sand looks so clean and the find is quite unique - too bad no messages ut the photo is awesome with the shiny light reflecting on the sand

chamamy said...

Je découvre ton blog,et je cours un peu de ça de là....
C'est passionnant!
Et cette bouteille à la mer clos à merveille cette série sur ces sculpures que tu as si bien photographiées :))