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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: QE2 presence on the Cruising Queens
« Reply #60 on: Sep 30, 2010, 07:03 AM »
A bit more of the run-down on what's on QE(II) from QE(I) and QE2 -- from the source.

http://www.cunard.com/About-Cunard-Line/News-Room/Press-Information/Queen-Elizabeth/?art=6453

I see those three characters a lot in here... ;)

Is anybody else finding that they cannot get through to the Cunard pages (such as this one), because their computer has been instructed that they live in the wrong country? In the circumstances, it is a good thing that I try so rarely nowadays...

Offline Twynkle

Re: QE2 presence on the Cruising Queens
« Reply #61 on: Sep 30, 2010, 07:47 AM »
Hi Isabelle

Here is the main body of the Press Release from 'Cunard.com'
There are also 3 images of art work by Maria Westall that its not possible for me to post here.
I will try and send them to you in another way!
'Queen Elizabeth Press Information
Art and Memorabilia Aboard Queen Elizabeth Reflect Cunard's British Heritage'

29 September 2010 - When Cunard Line's new Queen Elizabeth debuts on 11 October, the art and memorabilia on board will captivate guests with a unique mix of contemporary art, items from QE2 and the original Queen Elizabeth along with signature art deco pieces.

In addition, Queen Elizabeth's fine art programme will depart from the art auction format with Cunard's introduction of a partnership with Clarendon Fine Art, one of the most celebrated new galleries in London's tony Mayfair district.

"Queen Elizabeth's artwork reflects Cunard's distinctive heritage and style with art deco pieces, maritime paintings, and works reflecting our ties to the Royal Family," said Peter Shanks, president of Cunard Line. "And our partnership with London's Clarendon Gallery provides an exciting new retail offering for our guests who enjoy contemporary art."

Art deco flourishes, wood panelling, intricate mosaics, chandeliers and cool marbles will combine to give Queen Elizabeth a design and personality of her own, but with overtones of the late 1930s when her predecessor, the first Queen Elizabeth, was built.

Highlights include:

* An 18.5-foot marquetry panel depicting the port bow of the original Queen Elizabeth, created by David Linley, son of the late Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon, and Her Majesty The Queen's only nephew

* A 30-inch antique 1930s art deco globe by Phillips & Sons situated on a large carved walnut stand in the library

* An art deco mural at the Reception Desk by Academy-Award(r) winner, author and art deco expert Arnold Schwartzman.

Art throughout Queen Elizabeth also celebrates the ship's predecessors. Examples include the art deco plaques on display at the Tour Desk, listing all the masters of the first Queen Elizabeth and QE2; the murals in The Verandah, inspired by the original Queen Mary Verandah Grill artwork; a tribute to QE2 in the Yacht Club, with striking photos and - from QE2 herself - a silver ship model and a builder's plaque and bell; and the Midships Bar mural painted by Hollywood scenic artist Marian Westall. Artefacts from the first Queen Elizabeth will also be on display in the Midships Bar.

"Displaying the famous silver QE2 model created by Asprey's in the early 1970s and displayed for many years on QE2, shows the enduring history of that famous ship," said Peter Shanks.

Cunard Place, located on Deck 2 near the Queens Room, will feature memorabilia highlighting the relationship between the three Queen Elizabeth liners and Great Britain's Royal Family, as well as murals based on the Queen Elizabeth and QE2 launch ceremonies painted by Italian artist Diego Bormida.

Housed in the Queens Room are three significant pieces: a bust of Her Majesty The Queen by Oscar Nemon; a replica of the Cunard-commissioned portrait of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh that was originally on display in Caronia's main lounge and then was moved to QE2; and a second replica painting of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth by Sir Oswald Birley, commissioned for the original Queen Elizabeth and subsequently displayed on QE2.

Queen Elizabeth will also display paintings paying tribute to Cunard's history.

Robert Lloyd is one of Europe's most sought after marine artists, producing visually stunning paintings. His oil mural of three Queens meeting in Southampton, Queen Elizabeth in Sydney Harbour, and printed porthole murals of maritime scenes will all be on display in the Commodore Club, with other works in the forward stairwells.

Known for painting in oils using a palette knife, artist Harley Crossley had seven of his large original paintings of Cunard and White Star ships on one of the stairways on board QE2. His most recent work of art, depicting Queen Elizabeth leaving Southampton, will be on display in the Grand Lobby.

Clarendon on Cunard will ensure that the most collectable contemporary art is available on board to view and to purchase, featuring a superior range of original paintings, limited editions, sculpture and collectors' art books. Rolf Harris originals and limited edition prints are expected to be popular.

The gallery will host events that provide a unique opportunity to meet some of the artists who will bring their work to life on board.

There will also be an area dedicated to collectable artwork surrounding Cunard itself, the Cunarders Gallery. Within this less formal setting, Clarendon will show collections of historical images, vintage travel posters and celebrity photographs, which will be exclusively available to guests of Queen Elizabeth.

For more information and to book a Cunard voyage aboard Queen Elizabeth, consult your Travel Agent, call toll-free 1-800-7-CUNARD (1-800-728-6273) or go to www.cunard.com.'

http://www.cunard.com/About-Cunard-Line/News-Room/Press-Information/Queen-Elizabeth/?art=6453
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: QE2 presence on the Cruising Queens
« Reply #62 on: Sep 30, 2010, 08:28 AM »
So the cat is out of the bag!

From QE2: the silver model from the Midships Lobby; the Royal Standard from the Queens Room; the bell from Three Deck; the Bust of HM The Queen from the Queens Room and her Builder's Plate from the Wardroom.

But one other item was removed from QE2 but that's not headed for Queen Elizabeth. That's going to ???

In addition there will be some great QE2 paintings dotted around the new Elizabeth. Plus we have the tribute in signal flags in the new Yacht Club.

Oh... And they share the same call sign.
« Last Edit: Mar 31, 2013, 11:01 AM by Lynda Bradford »

Offline Twynkle

Re: QE2 presence on the Cruising Queens
« Reply #63 on: Sep 30, 2010, 08:36 AM »
Hello Flagship

That sure is some cat!

So.....thinking that there may just be other 'bits of QE2' hanging around
might there be any possibility of these being shared between the other two Cunarders?
(Not thinking of post-cards, ebay first-covers etc here, you understand!)

Isn't there a touch of irony about her precious Builders Plate!?

Hope that the next fortnight goes really well

Rosie
 
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: QE2 presence on the Cruising Queens
« Reply #64 on: Sep 30, 2010, 10:25 AM »
When you see them, and enjoy them on QE, just think of the equivalent sad empty space that is on board QE2 in Port Rashid.
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Online cunardqueen

Re: QE2 presence on the Cruising Queens
« Reply #65 on: Sep 30, 2010, 09:59 PM »
I wonder on what basis all the items are being displayed onboard the new Queen Elizabeth.
Are they on loan, did Nakheel extend the hand of friendship and say borrow what you want...
And what happens when or if they want all the items back ;)

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Offline QueensFan

Re: QE2 presence on the Cruising Queens
« Reply #66 on: Sep 30, 2010, 10:08 PM »
I'd thought I'd heard somewhere that there was some kind of "first dibs" thing with Cunard/Carnival, if Nakheel ever wanted to sell anything from QE2 -- QE2 herself included.

Also, who knows what basis those items themselves were on QE2...I remember the silver model had some kind of story behind it...being found in a charity shop or something...who actually owns it?
--- Greg

Offline Twynkle

Re: QE2 presence on the Cruising Queens
« Reply #67 on: Sep 30, 2010, 10:29 PM »
From Captain Greybeard (The Mirror)
aka John Honeywell - Member of the Forum
http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/captain-greybeard/2010/09/priceless-qe2-memorabilia-resc.html
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: QE2 presence on the Cruising Queens
« Reply #68 on: Oct 01, 2010, 05:48 PM »
She will have her own. Plus she'll get a special gift of a special one from QM2 when she meets QE for the first time. And she has QE2's one. So... the new Elizabeth will have three bells. Ding Dong!

Offline Chris Frame

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« Reply #69 on: Oct 01, 2010, 06:20 PM »
Michael,

Will Queen Elizabeth have a 'Queen Mary' style whistle ala QM2 and QV?

Cheers. Chris.

Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: QE2 presence on the Cruising Queens
« Reply #70 on: Oct 01, 2010, 06:42 PM »
I'll let you know when I hear her next Friday!

Offline Chris Frame

Re: QE2 presence on the Cruising Queens
« Reply #71 on: Oct 01, 2010, 06:52 PM »
IMO Queen Victoria's deeb bass whistle (not the QM style one) is her best, by far.

We shared a berth with her last week in Napoli and the two (QM2 and QV) exchanged blasts.

Nothing beats QE2's whistles, but it was nice to hear the Queen's exchange blasts.

We're not going to find QE2's whistle aboard QE are we?

Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: QE2 presence on the Cruising Queens
« Reply #72 on: Oct 01, 2010, 07:06 PM »
Having taken a few items from QE2 can you imagine what the furore would be like if we took her voice!

I suspect QE will sound like her sister QV and that is probably right.

Offline highlander0108

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« Reply #73 on: Oct 01, 2010, 11:33 PM »
Having taken a few items from QE2 can you imagine what the furore would be like if we took her voice!

I suspect QE will sound like her sister QV and that is probably right.

From the released photos, the sisters appear to have exactly the same size Tyfon horns on the funnel and foremast.  Hopefully, they have abandoned the theatrical fake steam.  I thought that had been done on QM2 already and the sound of the original Queen Mary Tyfon improved.  The world awaits.............
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Re: QE2 presence on the Cruising Queens
« Reply #74 on: Oct 02, 2010, 09:31 PM »
Hopefully, they have abandoned the theatrical fake steam. 

The horns on the new ships use compressed air.  There is no fake steam.  What you see that looks like steam is actually ice crystals formed by the very cold air when it is released.  There is really no way to avoid this from forming when a large volume of freezing cold air is released into the humid outside air.

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Re: QE2 presence on the Cruising Queens
« Reply #75 on: Oct 03, 2010, 04:56 PM »
I really do hope they do not steal QE2's whistle.  It is the most special sound in the whole world and should remain with the most special ship in the world. 
In my opinion so should everything, especially her birth certificate (builder's plate).  I think it is totally wrong to take things from her.  If I am ever lucky enough to visit her again I want her to look the exact same as she did, I don't care where in the world it is as long as she is saved.  I loved every inch of that ship and it will make me very sad to see things that have been taken from her.  I think it is nice to have some memories of her on board Cunard ships but not the important things like her bell etc. 

If she is lost to us then they could salvage some items but only if she is lost.

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« Reply #76 on: Oct 03, 2010, 05:02 PM »
I just wonder if Dubai are emptying her for a reason?    The one reason I never want to hear.......

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Re: QE2 presence on the Cruising Queens
« Reply #77 on: Oct 03, 2010, 05:29 PM »
I just wonder if Dubai are emptying her for a reason?    The one reason I never want to hear.......
They're not emptying her, don't panic.  A small number of very select items were transferred to Cunard, by special arrangement, when the QV was conveniently parked behind QE2 in March.
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Re: QE2 presence on the Cruising Queens
« Reply #78 on: Oct 03, 2010, 05:36 PM »
I really do hope they do not steal QE2's whistle.  It is the most special sound in the whole world and should remain with the most special ship in the world. 
In my opinion so should everything, especially her birth certificate (builder's plate).  I think it is totally wrong to take things from her.  If I am ever lucky enough to visit her again I want her to look the exact same as she did, I don't care where in the world it is as long as she is saved.  I loved every inch of that ship and it will make me very sad to see things that have been taken from her.  I think it is nice to have some memories of her on board Cunard ships but not the important things like her bell etc. 

If she is lost to us then they could salvage some items but only if she is lost.
Someone who agrees with me!  :)
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Offline Jem

Re: QE2 presence on the Cruising Queens
« Reply #79 on: Oct 03, 2010, 06:14 PM »
I find it distasteful that her bell and builders plate have been removed. They are integral parts of her 'being'. If her voice was stolen as well, it would be like thieving while she slept. When ever I hear her whistle it just grabs you from the inside and sends a shiver down my spine. Why on earth was her builders plate removed? It's like removing her 'belly button' when she was joined to John Browns during her creation. All REAL ships have souls. Why some people don't understand this, makes no sense to me. ::)