This was a boat to fall in love with. I did so in December 2018, when I stumbled upon it in Latsi (Latchi), Cyprus. It was such a beautiful old wooden fishing boat, dry docked, and totally neglected. It seemed so wrong that such a lovely piece of craftsmanship would now be so uncared for, although you can be sure that thousands of tourists have passed by and like myself have taken many, many photos.
Last year I posted some of these photos here after my trip to Cyprus. I didn’t know anything at all about this boat at the time and didn’t manage to find any information. I didn’t even know that it was named Agios Spyridon
My earlier post can be seen here: https://helenebrennan.wordpress.com/2019/01/15/time-and-tide-and-flaking-paint/
On my most recent trip to Cyprus in December 2019, I went to take a look to see how this old lady was getting on. Alas, I found it in the process of being demolished. There were some local photographers there to record it and I got the impression that it was a bit of an event.
Since my return home I did some more research and was delighted to find some information about it. It seems she was built in 1950 on Crete and was one of a type of fishing vessels known as karavoskaro.
On dry land since 2004, the boat was supposed to have been restored but unfortunately that didn’t happen and total negligence forced a decision to have her demolished. Considered to be worthy of being listed as a monument of nautical heritage, it has been digitally recorded in a joint project between the University of Cyprus and the Cyprus Institute.
The 3d image, which you can pull around with your mouse and view from all sides can be seen here:
I am familiar with 3d photography as I too was involved with a project to digitally record ancient monuments in my area. http://www.corcadhuibhne3d.ie/sites.php A number of these sites were recorded by myself. This development in imaging is a brilliant tool we now have to record any objects that would otherwise disappear from us forever. We may have had photos, but to view objects in 3d is so amazing.
If you click on any image here you will get a better quality view.
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