Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Building a magnificent Dawn Treader!

Two days ago we went out to see the building of the Dawn Treader...and what a sight that was! I won't comment much, I'll let the photos do the talking! Click open any of the photos to see full size.

If you haven't already seen the photos of Voyage of the Dawn Treader movie set, pop on over and take a look after looking at these photos.





This is a great shot but this side is yet to have the wing put on.




This has been built at the end of a very long, narrow strip of land, surrounded by the sea on eitherside, these photos were taken at low tide, so we could walk right around it.


I believe this is part of the set as well, looks like a lighthouse. (No, I have found out it isn't, it is always here and under renovation!)

You can see the wing on this side.



Through the door are two men inside the cabin.




Fantastic poop deck!
The workmanship on this boat is wonderful...

They have a mini grandstand set up for people to come and sit awhile to watch the daily building activities....

A lovely little feature..a golden fish.







Here you can see the Dawn Treader at the very end of the point, we are walking along a boat ramp, now have a look at the next photo...

Now you can see where the lighthouse is in relation to it....

Now you can just see the two features either end.... could step back another inch otherwise I'd be off the concrete ramp into a shin-depth of ooze!

Just fantastic to see close up....

And WHAT a tail!


We are really looking forward to when filming starts with this!

Well we hobbled over sharp, barnacle ladened rocks, sludged through muddy sea goo, slipped and slithered all over the place, my shoes fell apart, everyone else's were completely muddy, some were piggy-backing everyone else.. but boy it was worth it!!


20 comments:

stellamaris said...

Annie, what fun we all had here looking at your pictures! We are in the middle of listening to an audio book of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (second time through for my littles...they LOVE this book!). Thanks for the great post, and you have brought a little bit of joy into our lives with your fun Dawn Treader blogs! God bless you and your family today, and may our Lady keep you close to Her Immaculate Heart!

Jen said...

Thank you so much for sharing your photos. As huge Narnia fans, we are very excited about this movie coming and really enjoyed seeing glimpses of it pre-production. Now we'll just have to muster up the patience to wait until it's released in the theaters.

Arlene said...

Need to pull out my copy and reread! Your photos will make a great visual in my mind! Thanks!

Charlotte (Matilda) said...

My kids are super excited over your pictures! Thank you so much for sharing them with us. They are very exciting!!!

Paul said...

Thanks for posting your pictures! Totally awesome. I do hope you get the chance to see the production crew filming!

~ Ceppault of NarniaWeb.com

jenmack said...

We are LOVING your posts on the Dawn Treader, Anne! My kids crane over my shoulder to see the next photo in line! How fortunate you all are! Thanks for sharing with us!

Lucia said...

Thank you so much for posting these! I enjoyed them very much.
God bless you!
Lucy P. of Narniaweb.com

fantasia_kitty said...

We linked to your blog on NarniaWeb.com. Your pictures are amazing!

becomewhatyouare said...

What fabulous pictures! Thank you for them. I can't wait to show my kids when they get home from the theater!

Miriam said...

Thank you SO much!! You've made everyone at NarniaWeb very happy!!! :D

Cows N' said...

Thank you so much for these wonderful pictures. The ship is a real gem, I just can't wait to see it in action on the silver screen!

Elenatintil said...

Thank you for taking these beautiful pictures and sharing them with all of us! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the fantastic photos. The ship looks great, and I can't wait for the film!

Diana said...

So, so awesome, Anne!! My whole family is so excited to see these photos, thanks for taking the time to post!!!!
Diana

Chrissi said...

Anne,
What fantastic photos of the Dawn Treader! Thought you may like to know that I began reading The Voyage of the Dawn Treader today on my podcast on Ancient Faith Radio - being read in weekly instalments for children and adult Narnia fans. If you would like to check it out, here is the link, http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/grapevine/

Chrissi

Сокол said...

Thank you! How many excellent photographs.
The ship - very beautiful. I am only a little troubled the bottom of the ship - it was flat. I want to know how the ship will stay in the water.

Eve said...

Dear Mrs Cramer
Thankyou for taking me today it was very nice. Those photos were great and very efficent. Thank Jack for taking some of them.
Also thank Grace and the rest of the family for entertaining me and especially a big thankyou to you Mrs Cramer.

Love Eve

P.S Thanks for the drink
God Bless

Anne (aussieannie) said...

Eve, my great pleasure!

Anonymous said...

I loved looking at the photos. There are some great close ups. I am a local resident where it is being filmed and i thought i would let you know that the lighthouse is not part of the set. They have it covered as the local birds are chipping away at the paint and it is being fixed and repainted.

tpask8r said...

just saw the movie and was in awe of the architecture of the ship. needless to say i am obsessed with studying every detail. i have spent 2 hours downloading every pic and yours are by far the best I have. thanks so much.