Thursday, August 26, 2010

#5 - The Niña & The Pinta

Challenge 5: Complete a 365 day photo challenge
Picture 46 - The Niña & The Pinta
(Pic 46/365)

The Nina & The Pinta replicas were docked by the Mississippi River today. They're in town for a couple of weeks. When I studied the history of Christopher Columbus's journey when I was in 5th grade, I imaged these ships to be bigger, but in reality they're really tiny. The tour guide said that each ship contained at least 20 people each while traveling the vast Atlantic Ocean. It's crazy, considering how cramped it feels on board the ship. We weren't allowed to go in the lower deck, but we could peek down and it seemed like there was limited space to maneuver. I have no idea how they did it back then, but then again, people seemed to be smaller in size before. We had a great time nonetheless.

 Above is a postcard I bought
 for someone in

The photo above is from the Columbus Foundation.
The Niña & The Pinta
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