art & photography

5May

In Time of Peril

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By Edmund Blair Leighton, 1897.

It depicts two young princes spirited away from danger and being comforted by their glamorous mother. The royal refugees and their precious cargo arrive at a protective monastery – safe from harm, if not from public scrutiny.

Via the Auckland Art Gallery.

3May

Bessie Ellen


Bessie Ellen is Britain’s last wooden coasting ketch still under sail. She traded during the final era of sail when these ships were an everyday sight in the small ports and harbours throughout Britain.

This is rather hypnotic, especially watching it on a sunny morning.