Thursday, 7 July 2011

AIDAcara and a schooner in Øresund

Another busy day for cruise ships in Øresund. Unfortunately, it was a hazy day, which made it difficult to get decent quality pictures.

This is AIDAcara, the first cruise ship in the fleet of German cruise company AIDA Cruises. The 193.3 m ship entered the Helsingborg/Helsingør area at about 5 A.M. this morning on its way to Copenhagen. There are beds for 1186 passengers and the crew number is 360. The ship was launched in 1996 under the name Das Clubschiff.

Last night this beautiful schooner passed my place on its way northwards. I was regrettable not able to get the name of the ship. However, a sailing ship of this size actually sailing, is always a mighty sight.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Harvesting wheat in the U.S. in the early 1920´s

I found this photo in an old picture book that I have in my library. It shows how wheat was harvested somewhere in the U.S. in the early 20´s. 33 mules! - not bad!