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The Landed Sea Witch Scenery – Cutty Sark

I was in London this weekend, so I made a point to drop by the Cutty Sark, the inspiration for The Landed Sea Witch, which you can find at The Casket of Fictional Delights in written form and podcast as part of the Tube Flash Project. Last time I was in London it was not open to the public yet, but this weekend I was finally able to go in.

The main exhibition seemed to be about the tea that the ship had carried, and well, coffee drinker here, but the structure of the clipper ship, the hull and the restored boards are very beautiful. The ropework is very cool, too, and the glass frame on which the ship floats is not that bad after all.

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Whole view, artistic take

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Hull

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Bow

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Nannie Dee headpiece

I came through North Greenwich station, of course, so mission 100% accomplished:

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The Landed Sea Witch: Flash Fiction for Tube-Flash

The Casket of Fictional Delights is a short story vault owned and coordinated by Joana Sterling. Ms. Sterling has two passions: fiction and brooches, and a while ago she came up with the idea of Tube-Flash, a collection of flash fiction (under 300 words) dually inspired by a brooch out of her collection and how the brooch pairs up with one of the London Underground stations. Stories are posted every Monday at 09:55 a.m., and a few weeks later the audio version is available.

On March 3rd, 2014 I was lucky enough to become a part of the Tube-Flash project.

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The Cutty Sark, is a British clipper ship built on the Clyde in 1869. After a long life and serving under several flags, she was transferred to permanent dry dock at Greenwich, London on public display. After it was damaged in a fire and subsequently restored, it is open to the public since April 2012.

These pictures were taken by yours truly a couple of weeks before the grand re-opening:

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Something that you can’t appreciate in these pictures are the figurehead, so let me show you another photograph by Sanba38 at Wikipedia. It shows Nannie Dee, a character by Robert Burns in his poem “Tam o’ Shanter”, an erotic witch who steals the tail of Tam’s horse after he calls out to her rather disrespectfully.

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Follow the link to find the story at the Tube-Flash site, and mind the gap:

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