02 August 2008

A Monte Carlo Summer - the Diving Helmet

This is a U.S. Navy Diving Helmet from the 1940s. The photograph was a possible choice for yesterday's Theme Day.

It's on display in a shop (see the smaller photo) that sells equipment for the many yachts moored in Port Hecule.


Unknown said...

Hi Jilly, I bet they spend hours polishing it every week. Don't think I'd like to go diving, looks scary.

Trust you are well and enjoying the summer.

Best wishes

Sally said...

It's always intrigued me how on earth divers could stand having this apparatus encasing them. Surely it would be uncomfortable and HEAVY?
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Virginia said...

Like the close up so you can see all the details. I like the cool window best!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I can see that you had a difficult decision regarding which photo to use for the "metal" theme day. Both excellent choices.

Thank you for the comment left on my Daily Photo site for Costa Rica. There is a parallel. You today showed metal used for going under the surface of the sea. I showed metal used for going under the surface of the earth.

By the way, I had to set up my mother-in-law with a blogger account just so she could leave an occasional comment on your Riviera Dogs site. She loves it. (And it gives her something to talk about in addition to her own dogs!)

Janet said...

Makes a great museum piece...so nice and shiny.

Laurie Allee said...

Ah, the days when everyday apparatus and instruments were like art. I, too, have wondered how any diver could move with one of these things. Much less get back above surface!

Lovely up-close-and-personal shot, Jilly. Thanks!

Coltrane_lives said...

That's a lot of intricate polishing. Great "metal head" shot! ;-) Rock on!

Rob said...

Pretty copper and brass colors on this metal head gear.

• Eliane • said...

Oh yes, it would have been perfect for yesterday too.

I was ready to bet that you took this one au musée d'océanographie! It is beautiful!!

Laurie Brandriet Keller said...

Jilly, that's beautiful!

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