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Here, I liked the fg anchor framing the parallel bg anchor in the distance, & also mirroring the angle of the roofline of the shiprecks museum, which also is following the same diagonal axis of the fg anchor. Taken on an overcast day with light rain.

The Dutch were in Indonesia for over 300 years, & there was no Suez Canal, so many ships went via Capetown in South Africa, & some crashed into offshore reefs, before they were able to turn north to Batavia (Jakarta). The wreck of the pride of the Dutch East Indies fleet (also called 'Batavia',) is inside the museum, along with many fascinating exhibits. It was excavated from the sea bed in the 1970's . The section of coastline north of Perth to about Shark Bay is aptly known as the 'Shipwreck Coast' with over 7 major wrecks from the 17th to 19th centuries.

Oh & here is a map showing 4 shipwreck locations:

http://www.trekearth.com/workshops/1366198/photo194795.htm

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Additional Photos by Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13271 W: 1022 N: 25824] (125517)
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