Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Sepia Saturday 146 : 6th October 2012


So, away we go. I am packing my bags and loading up my Kindle ready for my time away. Let's hope the seas are calm and the sun is shining. My archive picture this week shows the German built SS Imperator arriving in New York on her maiden trans-Atlantic voyage in June 1913. She was a fascinating ship, the Imperator; built for size, speed and luxury during the age of the great liners. In some ways she was a little too luxurious and a high centre of gravity caused her to suffer from poor handling and the tendency to list from side to side. This resulted in her becoming known as "the Limperator". The problem was eventually solved by the removal of the marble bathroom suites from the First Class cabins!

So your theme for Sepia Saturday 146 (post your posts on or around Saturday 6th October) is anything to do with ships, the sea, holidays, transport, crowds, or marble bathroom suites. As usual, post your posts and then add them to the Linky List below. As I mentioned last week, I am glad to announce that Kat Mortensen will be looking after things whilst I am away. I look forward to catching up with all your posts as my ship limps from side to side and I ponder on the space where the marble bathroom used to be.

For those wanting a peek into what will be coming up during Kat's stewardship, here are the next two archive image prompts.


So, off I go in search of another pair of socks and my best dickie bow tie. See you all on my return. And good luck to Sepia Saturday and all who sail in her.




28 comments:

Bob Scotney said...

I've managed to combine three funnels, an ill-fated German Ship and a sailing theme.

Brett Payne said...

A nautical theme of sorts for me too.

savethephotos said...

I do have a theme post that would go well, but put up a new post I find important to share. Please visit.

Ben Hall said...

A charming beach scene I found recently and hadn't posted until now. But also look at the previous post, which contains a ripping yarn of an English captain battling Chinese pirates.

Wendy said...

Grab a coat and come aboard.

Peter said...

A crowd, a barge and a canal, that's my harvest for this week. Hope you enjoy it as much as Alan enjoys his voyage!

Mike Brubaker said...

A nautical German theme for me too. And with children!

Titania said...

I am not going as far back as The Limperator; just a change of names and a dramatic ending.

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

Another great theme choice with plenty of options!

Postcardy said...

I have some postcards from a 1927 cruise.

dawn-in-nz said...

Please board the Otranto before midnight, she sails on the outgoing tide on 6 Sep, next stop Sepia Saturday.

Joy said...

I'm sailing the same ocean but with a different destination.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi! I am kind of excited about my post this week. I went the U.S. Navy route during WWII and have little ships accompanying larger ones.

Kathy M.

Tattered and Lost said...

Back when going on a cruise still meant a classy adventure and not simply being a Borg shoved into a cabin.

Kathy said...

Seeking English cousins, I entered one who sailed on the HMS Birmingham during WWI.

Little Nell said...

Big, British Battleships for me - well this month does see the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.

TICKLEBEAR said...

I'm taking you back to familiar grounds, well, waters, well, you know... in a then and now scenario.

ALL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:)~
HUGZ

Karen S. said...

Hello Alan, hoping all is well! I have a story of a sailor and his journey home.

Wibbo said...

I have a nautical theme this week - a postcard of Poole(not Goole).

Kathy Hart said...

I have been away for several weeks and am looking forward to reading all of the wonderful Sepia Saturday shares - thanks everyone!
Kathy

Jana Last said...

Fascinating photos of Rio de Janeiro and the port there in 1952.

Dakota Boo said...

I'm all at sea this week, but managed to find time to post.

Kristin said...

No ships and no sea but my grandfather standing in a row boat and the same little tykes from last weeks post in a boat this week.

C. Foxy said...

I've got a tug boat for you all!

Prenter said...

Sorry for being late this week, we’ve been a long weekend out. I’ve picked 3 photos to share with you.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

May the ship sail into the sunshine and may you love whatever direction you are off to. Very historic ship. Wonder who was in that crowd?

bardamu1964 said...

A little bit late, but I thought it would be a postcard that complements well the subject.

ScotSue said...

A belated entry on the theme of mariners and migrants.