When I heard that the Volvo Ocean Race added a stopover in Recife (Brazil), I was curious to check out the town. I randomly zoomed in on Google Maps Street View and this street art was the first thing I landed on.
"One of the grandest downtown lookout places is at Western Avenue where it meets Pike Place and Virginia Street. It has been neglected by the city and its possibilities for enjoyment are ignored except by a few habitués and passing pedestrians." -Victor Steinbrueck, "Market Sketchbook" (1968)
Upside: better drinks, hands down. Downside: winks, nudges, blown-kisses, and fore-arm drags back to the bar to stir yet another round for my adoringly friendly, if rarely obsequious, party guests. As if Congress passed a bartender full employment act of 1931.
This is the MOL (Mitsui OSK Lines) "Maneuver" container ship departing Seattle and bound for Vancouver, B.C. She was built in 2011, sits 906' long and 126' wide. The "Maneuver" can push a gross tonnage of 78,316 at a max speed of 22 knots. According to an MOL press release, she collided with the container ship "Zhen He" while underway on the open seas SE of Hong Kong, at around 5:45 PM on February 22nd. I'm sure that disturbed the captain's dinner.