The battleship Aurora

Posted by Paco Díaz (Palma de Mallorca, Spain) on 6 March 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture.

On 25 October 1917, the refusal of an order for the Aurora to take to sea sparked the October Revolution. At 9.45 p.m. on that date, a blank shot from her forecastle gun signalled the start of the assault on the Winter Palace, which was to be the last episode of the October Revolution. Aurora's crew actually took part in the attack.

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rem_la from Villiers, France

la folie humaine dans toute sa splendeur !

6 Mar 2009 5:40am

Cricket-Tammy from United States

Standing tall in all of it's splendor. What a great cloud day for a shot like this. Very nice.

6 Mar 2009 6:36am

Yvonne S. from Tilburg, Netherlands

Very impressive, nice shot!

6 Mar 2009 7:24am

Mathilde from Fontainebleau, France

Oh! quel équilibre! quel composition! j'aime particulièrement la tonalité de cette image, très élégante! même si le sujet paraît grave!

6 Mar 2009 7:40am

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Beautiful! As I see you are in St. Petersburg now. You are traveling a lot!

6 Mar 2009 8:08am

@Sergei Z: Thanks very much, Sergei. I'm now in Mallorca, I went to Russia the summer of 2007 with my 20D. Thanks.

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Très impressionnant, beau cadrage

6 Mar 2009 8:26am

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

You were there in 2007 and I was there in the spring of 1968. Love your composition here!

6 Mar 2009 1:03pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wow, such a strong subject and beautiful clouds... the angle and composition are just wonderful!

6 Mar 2009 1:21pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Wow, elle est magnifique...quelle photo, j'adore cette vue du bateau

6 Mar 2009 3:48pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Lyrical line. best...jerry

6 Mar 2009 6:53pm

Kenton from Calgary, Canada

Interesting shot, the boat looks so thin I'd be afraid of it tipping over. Thanks for the history, I didn't know that.

6 Mar 2009 8:30pm

Mozhde from mashhad, Iran

magnificent shot !!woow

6 Mar 2009 9:36pm

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Paco, es una foto magnifica. Con El Cielo y la composicion de la foto tiene que ser en una revista! Me Gusta mucho! Gracia por la leccion de historia tambien.

6 Mar 2009 9:51pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

She still looks ready for action !

7 Mar 2009 2:34am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Thank you for the information!! What a magnificent ship!!

7 Mar 2009 6:09am

isidro from Spain

impresionante barco, buena captura!!

10 Mar 2009 7:31pm

Canon EOS 20D
1/320 second
F/11.0
ISO 200
39 mm

rusia
san-petersburgo
aurora

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