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Online cunardqueen

Whats your first photo of QE2
« on: Sep 28, 2010, 01:20 AM »
We have the last photo, so what about the first photo....
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline QueensFan

Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #1 on: Sep 28, 2010, 02:35 AM »
I have mine on an external hard drive...but it's taken from the top of the piers in NYC, from Quarter Deck-up, with my mother walking in front. 21(?) December 2003.

All of TWO MEGAPIXELS!
--- Greg

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #2 on: Sep 28, 2010, 07:10 AM »
You asked at the right time! This was finally scanned and uploaded, just the other day :

https://www.flickr.com/photos/prondis_in_kenya/5001855178/



18 August 2000 in Southampton

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Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #3 on: Dec 05, 2010, 10:14 PM »
Notice the green highlights in the centre of the carpet, which match the seats?  The seats changed to blue in April 2008!
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Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #4 on: Dec 05, 2010, 10:56 PM »
Los Angeles

Offline Tyne Turbine

Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #5 on: Dec 17, 2010, 08:05 PM »
My first glimspe:

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Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #6 on: Dec 17, 2010, 10:45 PM »
My first glimspe:


What a memory to treasure!

What was the occasion, why were so many people there at the time? I am sure there is a story here...  :D

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Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #7 on: Dec 17, 2010, 10:50 PM »
Ph, I daresay they were all having a mass launch date(!) ;D
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Offline Tyne Turbine

Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #8 on: Dec 17, 2010, 10:58 PM »
It was a Friday in August on board the Paddle Steamer Caledonia. In the "high" summer in those days either the Caledonia or Waverley made a weekly up river trip from Largs to Glasgow to view the shipyards and quays on the upper reaches of the Firth of Clyde.

The following year I did the corresponding trip on Waverley when of course the QE2 had been launched and was in the fitting-out basin. This started my interest in the vessel little thinking I woud manage to see her on my home river at North Shields, or even more impossibly that I would ever have the good fortune to make a memorable voyage on board.

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2011, 07:29 PM »
First photo was in Clydebank after she was launched which I have posted before.  The first photo onboard the ship was in 1997.  
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Offline Cunarder Man

Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #10 on: Jul 06, 2011, 08:40 PM »
My first picture of QE2 - 1982 in Barbados.  :)

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Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #11 on: Jul 06, 2011, 08:59 PM »
This is my first photo, April 23rd (i think) 1987
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Offline Twynkle

Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #12 on: Jul 23, 2011, 08:58 PM »
A great photo, Rob!

The angle of that gangway - never would it 'pass muster' today!

Everyone's carrying their suitcases - would this be passengers, or crew joining?

And thinking about wheel-chair users - how did they embark, I wonder?

(Is there a gangway topic...?)
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.

Online Bob C.

Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #13 on: Jul 23, 2011, 10:48 PM »
14 August 1969

Online cunardqueen

Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #14 on: Apr 25, 2013, 08:31 PM »
Quote
  We have the last photo, so what about the first photo....   
Gosh I never added my first photo..here it is
Anyone else out there going to add to the list?
Taken from the Boat Train June 1986..

From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #15 on: Apr 25, 2013, 08:51 PM »
I have mine on an external hard drive...but it's taken from the top of the piers in NYC, from Quarter Deck-up, with my mother walking in front. 21(?) December 2003.

All of TWO MEGAPIXELS!

Ah! Now, with the new photo upload facility, that should be easy! Please let us see your pic...  :)

Online cunardqueen

Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #16 on: Apr 25, 2013, 09:56 PM »
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   Ah! Now, with the new photo upload facility, that should be easy! 

I cant tell you how much easier its made things for me !!!
I just need to go around and re upload ones thats vanished.
Thanks
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #17 on: Apr 26, 2013, 08:35 AM »
Actually not a photo but a capture from my VHS video camera.

Cherbourg, France, October 1994. My first Atlantic crossing to New York.

Magic moment!
« Last Edit: Apr 26, 2013, 08:37 AM by QE2forever »

Offline Tom Kirrage

Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #18 on: Apr 26, 2013, 09:47 AM »
Hello there.

My family's first photo of the QE2, was when she came into Gibraltar, October 2007. (My Father took it after visiting my brother's school, in Gibraltar, for parent/teacher consultations. I really wish I had been there with him.)

This is actually the only time any of my family saw the QE2, before she went into retirement.

Tom

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Re: Whats your first photo of QE2
« Reply #19 on: Apr 26, 2013, 12:01 PM »
Beautiful photo, Tom! She must have made a big impression on your father, lying there in the deep blue water.

Did he talk about having seen the ship at the time, when he came back home?

 

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