.. and never too old, either.
So whatever your dream is, go for it!
– and never ever give up ♥
A friend of a friend posted (or liked or shared or whatever) this picture on Facebook. I don’t know where it’s from but I thought it was really creative and cute.
For the past week, the Majestic Maersk has been docked in Copenhagen and today, together with about a billion other people, we went out to see the wonder. For a while there, all I could think was ‘holy shit, that’s a big ass boat!’
A few selected facts about the ship:
- At 400 metres long the Triple-E ships on order by Maersk Line are larger than any vessel of any kind currently on the water. Its capacity of 18,000 TEU is a significant increase on the current 15,500 TEU capacity of the Maersk E-class.
- The height (above baseline) of Triple-E is 73 metres, slightly higher than Allure of the Seas (72 metres), which currently is considered the highest • Other principal measures of the Triple-E include:
- – Beam (breadth): 59 metres
– Draught: 14.5 metres
– Deadweight: 165,000 metric tonnes
– Reefer container capacity: 600
– Top speed: 23 knots
Like I said, a big ass boat..
Already from a distance it was kind of mind-blowing to see the ship towering at the end of the dock and as we got closer, the size of it just seemed unreal.
Maersk has made some pretty cool environmental improvements on this Triple-E vessel and although I’m far from a ship enthusiast, I can’t help but to be impressed with the innovative engineering. Well, that and the size – it’s freakin’ big!
Those tiny cubes you can see stacked up there is actually twenty-foot containers – and it fits little more than 18,000 of those.
I wish we could have gone on board but the tickets had sold out in no time. Next time, right.
The weather in Copenhagen has been amazing lately and today was no different so a lovely walk by the ocean (trying not to notice the billions of people – can’t they find somewhere else to walk, really?) and visiting Maersk’s world record-breaking ship was quite alright.
Suddenly I feel like going on a freighter cruise…
Have a great weekend ♥
Tomorrow is the day for the annual Pride Parade – it’s going to be amazing! Last year was so much fun and I have a feeling this year will be even better.
Around the world, the Russian anti-gay law has created quite a bit of disturbance and Denmark is no exception. This week there’s been demonstrations and other happenings. The subject of what’s considered accepted sexuality is obviously still an issue that causes heated debates and basic human rights is still something we need to fight for.
I remember last year being shocked when realizing that transgender was still considered an illness (and still today is, except in France and Argentina) and I’m equally shocked every time I hear someone express any kind of judgement towards gay people. Haven’t we evolved more than that?! Anyways, a lot of build-up emotions will probably find their release at tomorrows all-day all-night party.
On a less serious note, the costumes and decorations in the parade are usually such a beautiful and fantastic experience. A huge effort has been put into all the preparations for this week. And the party before, during and after is awesome!!
I’ll share some pictures here in a few days – once I re-surface. In the meantime, I hope you’ll have a wonderful weekend!
– and if for some reason you should be in Copenhagen this weekend, come join the party ♥
There’s a cup on the table with pens in it. Every time the phone rings, one of us takes a pen and writes down a name on a piece of paper lying next to the cup. Then we answer. Sometimes the person on the other end matches the name on the paper. I don’t know how this started.
An image is slowly forming. It’s still just blurry contours, though.