Sunday, April 4, 2010

National Geographic Pirate Exhibit

Were there pirate artists? Artist pirates??
I went to this exhibit in search of a question that has been on all of our minds for at least a century......a year?.....a day?.......ok, well, maybe never! Anyway, my search for pirate artists was in vain but I found many fascinating facts about the ship Whydah, which was seized by a pirate named Sam Bellamy in 1716 and used to attack 50 ships within a year before sinking in a violent storm near Cape Cod, Massachusetts.... with all of its plunder! In 1984, remains of the ship were found and 200 of the artifacts are shown in this exhibit. Many silver coins! It's the only pirate treasure that's ever been found!
I could not even sneak a picture......rrrrrr!


  1. L'artiste serait plutôt un corsaire au service de la société, ouvrir des chemins et y poser des balises.
    Fréquenter les chemins connus, les entretenir et les exposer aux vents d'époque ...

    The artist would rather be a privateer in the service of society, and opening ways to put beacons.
    Going paths known, maintain and expose them to the winds of time ...

  2. Je suis d'accord. Je crois qu'il serait rare pour un artiste d'etre inspire de vivre la vie d'un pirate.

    I agree. I think it would be rare for an artist to be inspired to live the life of a pirate.

    Vos mots - ils me font penser!!