Here, in Sint Michiel, Curaçao, a great monster piece of oil industry equipment basks in the sun alongside some dainty pleasure craft ….. And if you look closely, a swimmer.   

Sint Michiel is a pretty little fishing village on the island’s west coast.  This thing looked shockingly out of place. To me. Perhaps it looks perfectly normal to the folks who live there. 

I snapped this pic with my iPhone, from the car … last April. 

WPC – opposites

13 thoughts on “Opposites

  1. germac4 July 6, 2016 / 12:06 am

    Yes, I agree the oil tanker looks way out of place next to those little fishing boat. Good shot!

  2. Julie@frogpondfarm July 6, 2016 / 6:25 am

    It looks so out of place .. But I have to say, what an amazing photo! How good are iPhones? And of course those using them 😃

    • JanetRimmington July 6, 2016 / 11:43 am

      I know, right?! What did we ever do without our iPhones??

  3. joannesisco July 7, 2016 / 11:58 am

    The size of it relative to the other boats is rather striking, but what I’m really surprised at is how close it is to shore. I guess I foolishly thought these things would be well out on open water.

  4. Osyth July 7, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    A fabulous depiction of the challenge – I love the hulking tanker dwarfing the brave little fishing boat and the sea supporting them both.

    • JanetRimmington July 8, 2016 / 1:08 am

      Thank you!! I found the whole scene a bit jarring, to be honest. It’s not what you see in the tourist brochures, but a fact of life in Curacao (as they are so close Venezuela).

      • Osyth July 8, 2016 / 1:28 am

        I’m a little odd – I need a bit of ugly in my sweet 🙂

      • JanetRimmington July 8, 2016 / 1:49 am

        Haha! I think we can classify this thing as “gritty”.

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