|Big ship, cool building|
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For something that plies the seas and braves powerful waves and unpredictable storms, the typical freighter doesn't seem up to the task. Old, rusty, dumpy...not quite the engineering tour de force you want watching your back as you enter into the seafaring equivalent of Hades.
Thankfully I'm standing on shore and not hanging out on the bow like the tiny yellow-clad crew member pictured here. And since I didn't hear of any major shipwrecks in the region in the months after I shot this, I'm guessing my fears were unfounded.
Whatever. The big, past-its-prime Russian ship slipping past the Bund was too good to pass up. How often do symbols of Communism's once-optimistic past and scruffy present end up in the same frame?
Your turn: What's the guy on the bow thinking?