Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

August 2, 2013

Cuauhtémoc and other tall ships / Cuauhtémoc y otros grandes veleros / Cuauhtémoc et d’autres grands voiliers

In English:

After many years Tall Ships visited Helsinki. Many Tall Ships visited Turku few years ago and then I photographed and visited many of them. Now my main interest was in Cuauhtémoc which is Mexican Tall Ship. The name comes from the last Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc who died in 1525. Cuauhtémoc means “eagle descending on its prey”.

The crew was extremely polite and I did find them “jolly fellows”. To me other interesting Tall Ships there was also “Cisne Branco” meaning White Swan from Brazil as well Götheborg from Sweden.

En español:

Después de muchos años Tall Ships visitaba Helsinki. hHce unos años muchas grandes veleros visitaron en Turku y luego me fotografiélos y visité en muchos de ellos. Ahora mi principal interés estaba en Cuauhtémoc que es el grand velero mexicano. El nombre viene de la última emperador azteca Cuauhtémoc, que murió en 1525. Cuauhtémoc significa “águila descendiendo sobre su presa”.

El personal era muy amable y me parecieron “compañeros alegres”. Para mí, los otros Grandes Veleros interesantes también estaban “Cisne Branco”, que significa Cisne Blanco de Brasil, así Götheborg de Suecia.

En francais:

Après de nombreuses années grands voiliers visité Helsinki. Beaucoup de grands voiliers ont visité Turku il ya quelques années et puis j’ai photographiées et visité beaucoup d’entre eux. Maintenant, mon intérêt principal était Cuauhtémoc qui est Tall Ship mexicaine. Le nom vient du dernier empereur aztèque Cuauhtémoc de mort en 1525. Cuauhtémoc signifie “aigle descendant sur sa proie”.

L’équipage était extrêmement poli et je les ai trouvé “gais lurons”. Pour moi, les autres grands voiliers intéressantes il y avait aussi “Cisne Branco” signifiant White Swan du Brésil ainsi Göteborg de Suède.

Cisne Branco (Brésil, Brasil, Brazil)

Cisne Branco (Brésil, Brasil, Brazil)

Cisne Branco (Brésil, Brasil, Brazil)

Cisne Branco (Brésil, Brasil, Brazil)

Götheborg (Sweden, Suecia, Suède)

Götheborg (Sweden, Suecia, Suède)

Götheborg (Sweden, Suecia, Suède)

Götheborg (Sweden, Suecia, Suède)

Götheborg (Sweden, Suecia, Suède)

Götheborg (Sweden, Suecia, Suède)

Götheborg (Sweden, Suecia, Suède)

Götheborg (Sweden, Suecia, Suède)

Götheborg (Sweden, Suecia, Suède)

Götheborg (Sweden, Suecia, Suède)

Götheborg (Sweden, Suecia, Suède)

Götheborg (Sweden, Suecia, Suède)

Cisne Branco (Brésil, Brasil, Brazil)

Cisne Branco (Brésil, Brasil, Brazil)

Cuauhtémoc and other tall ships / Cuauhtémoc y otros grandes veleros / Cuauhtémoc et d'autres grands voiliers

Cuauhtémoc and other tall ships / Cuauhtémoc y otros grandes veleros / Cuauhtémoc et d’autres grands voiliers

Cuauhtémoc and other tall ships / Cuauhtémoc y otros grandes veleros / Cuauhtémoc et d'autres grands voiliers

Cuauhtémoc and other tall ships / Cuauhtémoc y otros grandes veleros / Cuauhtémoc et d’autres grands voiliers

Cuauhtémoc and other tall ships / Cuauhtémoc y otros grandes veleros / Cuauhtémoc et d'autres grands voiliers

Cuauhtémoc and other tall ships / Cuauhtémoc y otros grandes veleros / Cuauhtémoc et d’autres grands voiliers

Cuauhtémoc and other tall ships / Cuauhtémoc y otros grandes veleros / Cuauhtémoc et d'autres grands voiliers

Cuauhtémoc and other tall ships / Cuauhtémoc y otros grandes veleros / Cuauhtémoc et d’autres grands voiliers

Cuauhtémoc and other tall ships / Cuauhtémoc y otros grandes veleros / Cuauhtémoc et d'autres grands voiliers

Cuauhtémoc and other tall ships / Cuauhtémoc y otros grandes veleros / Cuauhtémoc et d’autres grands voiliers

Cuauhtémoc and other tall ships / Cuauhtémoc y otros grandes veleros / Cuauhtémoc et d'autres grands voiliers

Cuauhtémoc and other tall ships / Cuauhtémoc y otros grandes veleros / Cuauhtémoc et d’autres grands voiliers

Cisne Branco (Brésil, Brasil, Brazil)

Cisne Branco (Brésil, Brasil, Brazil)

Cisne Branco (Brésil, Brasil, Brazil)

Cisne Branco (Brésil, Brasil, Brazil)

Cuauhtémoc and other tall ships / Cuauhtémoc y otros grandes veleros / Cuauhtémoc et d'autres grands voiliers

Cuauhtémoc and other tall ships / Cuauhtémoc y otros grandes veleros / Cuauhtémoc et d’autres grands voiliers

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

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Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

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Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

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Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

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Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

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Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

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Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

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Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

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Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

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Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, México, Mexique)

Tall ship Götheborg / Gran Velero Götheburg / Grand voilier Götheborg

Tall Ships Races 2009 / Regata de Grandes Veleros “mástiles altos” 2009 / Course de grands voiliers 2009

63 Comments »

  1. So many ropes. I can see where the expression comes from now – to “learn the ropes.” Beautiful ships!

    Comment by wordsfromanneli — August 2, 2013 @ 07:17 | Reply

    • Thank You Anneli. I am happy that people organize these contests and thus old seamanship is preserved from generation to generation.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 2, 2013 @ 07:40 | Reply

    • aha! good insight!

      Comment by betunada — August 6, 2013 @ 18:25 | Reply

  2. Bonjour Matti,
    Ah, je suis vraiment ravie de voir cette série😀 , et de revoir le Cuauhtémoc, qui était présent à Bordeaux fin Mai début Juin, aux fêtes du fleuve.
    Je n’avais pas eu la chance de photographier les marins en pleine action !😛
    Bises et très bon week-end.

    Comment by Marion B. — August 2, 2013 @ 08:03 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marion.

      Merci beaucoup pour la réponse. Nous sommes allés seulement à regarder et à visiter Cuauhtémoc, le dernier fois à Turku, je suis visité à beaucoup d’autres. La journée était belle à visiter à Helsinki après une longue période de temps.

      Bon week-end et bises!

      Why not see also another post from this gorgeous tall ship?: / ¿Por qué no ver también un otro post de este magnífico velero?: / Pourquoi ne pas voir aussi un autre poste de ce grand voilier magnifique:

      Le Cuauhtémoc, un fameux trois-mâts…

      Comment by Sartenada — August 2, 2013 @ 08:25 | Reply

  3. Que lindas fotos, como sempre! Esta vez , con ese encanto y fascinación que tienen en si ,los buques y los veleros….
    Muchas gracias por compartir!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — August 2, 2013 @ 08:38 | Reply

    • Hola Anna.

      Muchas gracias por tu amable comentario.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 2, 2013 @ 10:04 | Reply

  4. These are fabulous creatures, Sartenada! You have captured so much of the atmosphere. Takes me back to when the Tall Ships were in our little town in July 2010. 🙂

    Comment by restlessjo — August 2, 2013 @ 08:42 | Reply

    • Hi Johanna.

      Thank You. It nice to read that You have seen these gorgeous Tall ships. They worth for a visit every time.

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 2, 2013 @ 10:06 | Reply

    • “fabulous creatures” — good succinct description!

      Comment by betunada — August 6, 2013 @ 18:26 | Reply

      • Hola Betunada.

        Thank You for Your comment.

        Have a great day!

        Comment by Sartenada — August 7, 2013 @ 07:14 | Reply

  5. I agree, Cuauhtémoc is very beautiful … BTW, we’ve been on board Götheborg a few years ago … in Gothenburg🙂 Lovely photos of beautiful ships🙂

    Comment by alcessa — August 2, 2013 @ 09:08 | Reply

    • Hi Alcessa.

      Thank You commenting. Götheborg visited in Helsinki few years ago, that is why I have link to my post presenting it after photos. What was sad, that I was not allowed to visit it on board.

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 2, 2013 @ 10:13 | Reply

  6. Superbes photos Sartenada, merci pour le partage:)

    Comment by chantaki — August 2, 2013 @ 12:19 | Reply

    • Bonjour Chantel.

      Merci de commenter si gentiment. Passez une bonne journée! Bises.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 2, 2013 @ 12:25 | Reply

  7. What beautiful photos! The ships are really impressive and look interesting to visit…

    Comment by megtraveling — August 2, 2013 @ 13:22 | Reply

    • Hello Megtraveling.

      So nice that You love them also. Thank You for Your visit and comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 2, 2013 @ 14:00 | Reply

  8. Those are truly floating works of art!!! The blue/white patchwork flag, the nautical striped sailors’ shirts, the rigging and (I can’t imagine sailing the ocean in such a tiny vessel!!!) the photos next to the cruise ships gives a great perspective of size!!! Beautiful post!!!! Hugs……(Great photo of your wife, also!)

    Comment by treadlemusic — August 2, 2013 @ 15:09 | Reply

    • Thank You Doreen for Your praising comment. My was happy also visiting these Tall ships – for her it was the first time.

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 2, 2013 @ 15:16 | Reply

      • A beautiful, happy Friday it truly is here! 64F (currently), sunny and a nice breeze w/o the humidity….a blessing for sure!!

        Comment by treadlemusic — August 2, 2013 @ 15:22 | Reply

  9. This is great timing for me as we just had a “Tall Ships” event in Duluth that I considered going to see, but when they mentioned that “thousands” of people come to see them I decided to avoid the crowds. So it is nice to see your photos. The weather looks perfect and like everyone was having a great time.

    Comment by Bondseye — August 2, 2013 @ 15:12 | Reply

    • Hello Lisa.

      So nice to read that You had also Tall ship event there also. Every time it is worth for a visit. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 2, 2013 @ 15:22 | Reply

  10. Delightful sight! I remember your blog post about the event in Turku which was as beautiful as this one.
    I admire all these carved works of art at the bow and the stern of the ships. And It’s really fine that you had the chance to talk to the people on board of the Cuauhtémoc!

    Have a nice weekend, Matti!
    -Michèle-

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — August 2, 2013 @ 16:00 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      Thank You. People on board of the Cuauhtémoc were happy and laughing people, so it was a great joy to talk with them.

      Have a happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2013 @ 12:37 | Reply

  11. Excellent post. I love the angles of the masts and riggings, the carvings, the sailors, and the climbing sailor and the one descending on a rope. Yikes! The first photo where the tall ship is next to the cruise ship shows a great contrast between ways of crossing the ocean. I also like the one with the ropes and knots around the pegs (I don’t know mariner’s terms, so pardon my ignorance). Of course, since I am quite partial to Mexico, my favorite is the Cuauhtémoc!

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — August 2, 2013 @ 17:55 | Reply

    • Hi Marilyn.

      Thank You for Your comment I expected that You notice this time the word Mexico!

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2013 @ 13:04 | Reply

  12. Wow! Absolutely beautiful shots of beautiful tall ships! What a nice visit you guys had – and the weather was cooperating as well!

    Comment by tiny lessons blog — August 2, 2013 @ 19:36 | Reply

    • Hello tiny lessons.

      Thank You for Your comment. It was cloudy when we headed from Mikkeli to Helsinki, but when in Helsinki sun started to shine. The day will stay in our minds long time.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2013 @ 13:11 | Reply

  13. I love your photos of the tall ships. I think the tall ships are beautiful and graceful. I was fortunate enough to visit several of them several years ago when they visited Norfolk, Virginia. It was an unforgettable experience.

    Comment by seniorhiker — August 3, 2013 @ 04:35 | Reply

    • Hi George.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. I am glad that You have seen tall ships in person.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2013 @ 13:33 | Reply

  14. Amazingly beautiful ships! I would love to see them in person as you have. Great job in presenting them!

    Comment by montucky — August 3, 2013 @ 07:23 | Reply

    • Hello Terry.

      Thank You. I am happy that You loved my post.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2013 @ 13:34 | Reply

  15. They have a dream. I rode on the ship to go to Tallin from Helsinki. It’s a good trip.

    Comment by cocomino — August 3, 2013 @ 11:03 | Reply

    • Hi Cocomino.

      Thank You commenting. Finns visit Tallinn daily because Estonia is cheaper than Finland. I think that in few years situation will change.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2013 @ 14:00 | Reply

  16. I felt like I’m in a great adventure. The Tall ship just reminds me of the many amazing explorations I heard growing up. Thanks for sharing these! Have a blessed day.

    Comment by Island Traveler — August 3, 2013 @ 12:28 | Reply

    • Hi Island traveler.

      Thank You. I am very happy that You loved my post.

      Have a great Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2013 @ 13:22 | Reply

  17. That reminds me a little of my visit to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard last year. Must have been amazing to see the ships en masse like that. The amount of rope is staggering!

    Comment by hayley — August 3, 2013 @ 22:44 | Reply

    • Hello Hayley.

      These sailing ships are amazing and they show to us that yet today man is capable to build them.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2013 @ 13:25 | Reply

  18. Stunning images of these beautiful ships, how sailing the world should be. Interesting to see them standing alongside their modern cruise ship counterparts

    Comment by surfnslide — August 4, 2013 @ 08:40 | Reply

    • Hi surfnslide.

      When Cisne Branca arrived to Helsinki it was good comparison with our cruise ship. Thank You for Your comment.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2013 @ 14:02 | Reply

  19. Wonderful photos!! It is nice to see your photos that you took too. Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by christinepattonmitchell — August 4, 2013 @ 22:12 | Reply

    • Hi Christine.

      Thank You very much for Your kind comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2013 @ 07:20 | Reply

  20. Mes visites sur votre blog sont toujours un plaisir pour les yeux.

    Merci pour toutes ces belles photos,
    N du Québec

    Comment by pulsarbleue — August 5, 2013 @ 01:20 | Reply

  21. Beautiful pictures, great sailing ships, fantastic photographic reportage🙂 Regards

    Comment by ZielonaMila — August 5, 2013 @ 09:07 | Reply

  22. de superbes photos et également de très beaux bateaux. Bises. FRANCOISE

    Comment by cadix — August 5, 2013 @ 19:43 | Reply

    • Bonjour Cadix.

      Merci de m’avoir fait si gentil commentaire.

      Je te souhaite une agréable journée!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 6, 2013 @ 06:58 | Reply

  23. Wow- what wonderful shots. Matti! I felt like I was on the ships with you. Seeing all the rigging for each mast makes me wonder how sailors survived the work of hoisting and lowering the sails. A sailor’s life was a hard one, for sure.

    Comment by Heart To Harp — August 6, 2013 @ 20:38 | Reply

    • Hello Janet.

      Thank You commenting. I am happy that You love this post. We had great day when in Helsinki for a “long time”.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 7, 2013 @ 07:24 | Reply

  24. I really love these pictures, Matti. They are so colorful, and just fantastic! Your pictures make me wish that I was there – I just love your pictures of the pirates too (4th and 5th picture).

    Comment by luchaniktravel — August 7, 2013 @ 06:23 | Reply

    • Hi Davinder.

      I am happy that You love my pictures. I love also those photos which You mentioned. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 7, 2013 @ 11:11 | Reply

  25. Stunning beauties! What a fantastic experience this must have been!

    Comment by Madhu — August 7, 2013 @ 08:55 | Reply

    • Hello Madhu.

      I am happy that You visited my post and left Your kind comment. Thank You.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 7, 2013 @ 11:20 | Reply

  26. What a tour. Very well captured!

    Comment by Tokeloshe — August 7, 2013 @ 23:54 | Reply

    • Hi Tokeloshe.

      I am happy for Your visit and comment. Thank You.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 8, 2013 @ 07:01 | Reply

  27. Wonderful photos…the tall ships have such an elegance about them that the new ships will never have.

    Comment by Karen — August 8, 2013 @ 21:19 | Reply

    • Hello Karen.

      Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 9, 2013 @ 07:12 | Reply

  28. Merci pour ces belles photos,Matti. De tels navires sont rares de voir pour moi. Très belles constructions, beaux matériaux (les bois précieux) et équipages aimables, souriants. Certainement une belle journée. Encore une fois, merci de penser à nous.

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — August 13, 2013 @ 19:30 | Reply

    • Bonjour Isa.

      Merci de m’avoir fait un commentaire si gentil. C’était vraiment une journée fantastique.

      Belle journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 14, 2013 @ 11:36 | Reply

  29. Ces voiliers son vraiement extraordinaires et, selon moi, pas à paragoner aver les bateaux de croisières. Je vous souhaite una très bonne journée. Salutations Martina

    Comment by Martina Ramsauer — February 14, 2014 @ 11:45 | Reply

    • Bonjour Martina.

      J’suis ravie que mes photos vous plaise. Moi, je les aime beaucoup et chaque fois il y a possibilites les voir, j’y vais les a photographier. Saviez-vous que le plus grand navire de croisière au monde á éte construit en Finland?

      Voici mon post:

      Allure of the Seas – world’s biggest cruise ship.

      Passes un très bon week-end,bisous. Matti.

      Comment by Sartenada — February 14, 2014 @ 12:02 | Reply


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