November 29, 2004

Down at the Docks

Down at the Docks

Docked, rusted and decaying in Philadelphia harbor… right across the street from a new IKEA.

Commentary (7):

1. Chris K. says… nov 29, 2004 | 1:46 pm

I’ve seen that same Ocean Liner across the the IKEA. Small world.

2. Shaun Inman says… nov 29, 2004 | 2:31 pm

With shots like this it’s only a matter of time before the Man hauls your ass in for terrorist espionage and we have to suffer through yet another blog post on the topic ;)

3. Timothy says… nov 29, 2004 | 11:42 pm

I love that ship. It’s intense when you round Delaware Ave coming from the stadium in the evening and the sky is orange and red from the sunset. It gives a wicked backdrop for that antiquated old bird. I’d love to break into it someday and take some pictures from on the ship. Love the depth of field play on the fence.

4. Steve says… nov 30, 2004 | 4:40 am

I love the photo. What’s the significance of the ship, though? Sorry if that’s a silly question, but I can’t figure it out. If there is no significance, that’s cool, it makes for a great picture.

5. Robert D. says… nov 30, 2004 | 12:50 pm

It’s a famous steamer, the S.S. United States, known for being the largest and fastest liner of her time. The ship is in very bad condition today owing to its lack of upkeep. For info, check out the website for the S.S. United States.

6. Burn says… dec 2, 2004 | 12:09 pm

“You see, where ever this ship went she reflected the best of America.” -

oh the irony that now the ship is rusting across from an newly built ikea and best buy. shows you where this country is going in a strange coincidental way.

7. Steve says… dec 7, 2004 | 8:33 am

ahh thanks for the link, Robert. That is a fairly massive boat.