Thursday, 16 January 2014

Is this a whale? Art in the port of Cartagena

The port is located directly at the city centre and an ideal stop for cruise ships. It is however a bit strange to see the giant Celebrity Equinox next to small sailing boats. You get an instant feeling of the size of the vessel.

Cartagena has a wonderful walking promenade with palm trees, restaurants, museums and shops. In some places you even have outdoor art displays like a bronze thinking man, amphora’s and the tail from a whale in the dock.

De haven ligt pal aan het stadscentrum en is een ideale stopplaats voor cruise schepen. Het is wel bijzonder de enorme Celebrity Equinox te zien naast vele kleine zeilbootjes. Je krijgt onmiddellijk een idee van de grootte van het schip. 

Cartagena heeft een mooie wandelpromenade met palmbomen, restaurants, musea en winkeltjes. Op sommige plaatsen vind je zelfs kunstvoorwerpen zoals de denkende bronzen man, Romeinse wijnkruiken en de staart van een walvis in het dok. 
 
Celebrity Equinox in Cartagena

Celebrity Equinox in Cartagena

Cartagena port cargo

Cartagena Mare Nostrum

Cartagena Palm trees

Celebrity Equinox Cartagena

Cartagena diver

Sailing boats Cartagena

Old Sailing boat Cartagena

Cartagena Restaurant Boat La Patacha

Cartagena Port

Cartagena sitting man

Cartagena amphora

Cartagena whale art

Previous Port article: Taking a boat trip in the old port of Hong Kong

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15 comments:

  1. zulke boten kom je toch niet dagelijks tegen.

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  2. a huge floating city those cruise ships are. the sailboats are quaint by comparison.

    (yes, that stable has a lot of arabian horses. one of my old mares had been stabled there for a while. my two horses are both arabians.)

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  3. The promenade walk looks lovely and so too the sculptures.

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  4. A whale of a cruise ship :) Huge!

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  5. That is a massive cruise ship, other boats look so small.
    Big sculpture there where you have squatted.
    Lovely photos.

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  6. An amazing ship and beautiful views in your photos.

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  7. The huge ship !!
    Lovely images.
    Greetings

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  8. I've only ever been on one, they are floating cities. I think the cruise ships pollute the view and beauty of such a lovely port.

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  9. Beautiful images of this port, I love the huge ship, very well captured. I also love the sculpture! :)
    Léia

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  10. De twee zittende mannen zijn leuk!
    Grote zeehaven Filip
    :)

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  11. Un super article!!! de belles photos de vous deux!!!Bisous

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  12. een reuzen sculptuur, wat ben je dan klein Filip.

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