well the highlight of our holiday was to see the Mary Rose as she is now in the drying out stage and by 2017 she should be preserved for many future generations. She is now full of wax preservative due to many years of spraying and now has to be slowly dried.
A grand sight but still in the drying stage hence the grey tubes along the decks
To me more interesting was the artifacts that were saved due to airtight areas with possessions locked in mud as she was partly buried in the sea bed on her side.
The ships guns were displayed well next to the ship they came from.
The artifacts are cleverly displayed by using white frosted acrylic to replace parts lost.
The lighting was very low but I am pleased with the outcome after many hours of post processing with the computer using raw files to get this result.
The Mary Rose Dog which was found by the Master Carpenters cabin and was a cross between a Whippet and a Terrier with large jaws and was used on board to catch Rats.
Some of the Surgeons tools use on the ship with the frosted acrylic used on parts that were missing.
Lastly a Spade with it's blade reproduced.
That's all today but a few more to show of this marvelous ship later and I hope this has wetted your appetite to go the visit the ship and it's artifacts in Portsmouth it is well worth the trip.
Thanks for looking.
Best regards, Mike