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Online cunardqueen

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #40 on: May 09, 2009, 10:56 PM »
Now the "Funnel" commence :D :D

l couldnt believe my luck that it was open..

Notice the punch bag...

There used to be an area years ago that was a notorious err cruising place.. long before the cctv
I did happen per chance to find myself up there late one night

and more pics to follow tomorrow..
Tales of a Funnel Run :)
« Last Edit: Apr 02, 2010, 12:05 PM by Rob Lightbody »
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline Chris Frame

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #41 on: May 10, 2009, 12:47 PM »
When was that? By the time I found out how to get to the funnel the doors en route had been locked :(

We were actually taken there by a Deck Cadet from a door leading out of the funnel casing (the white part at the back of the funnel). It was superb to be there so close to that magnificent funnel.

Offline Malcolm

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #42 on: May 10, 2009, 03:13 PM »
Now the "Funnel" commence :D :D

l couldnt believe my luck that it was open..

Myles - when were you up there? I hope it wasn't the time I met you :)

There used to be an area years ago that was a notorious err cruising place.. long before the cctv
I did happen per chance to find myself up there late one night

What's odd about that? It was a cruise ship you were on after all :D
« Last Edit: May 10, 2009, 10:44 PM by mrkpnh »

Offline Waverley

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2009, 08:56 PM »
Funnel in the sky,  black and white photo.  Quite nice.

http://inphotos.org/qe2-funnel-in-the-sky/
Robert

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Re: The Funnel
« Reply #44 on: May 10, 2009, 11:00 PM »
Malcolm
The last time was the day in port between the Round UK and the westbound crossing,But the first time up there was late one night in 1988
« Last Edit: Apr 02, 2010, 12:04 PM by Rob Lightbody »
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: The Funnel
« Reply #45 on: May 11, 2009, 12:17 AM »
Great
I love these 'behind the scenes' shots. Any more of the original one from up there would be great too. Any aerial views from a helicopter or tall building looking straight down?
When I watched the News footage live of her arriving in Dubai I seem to remember some kids clambering over the windscoop? Or did I imagine it? How did they do this?

Offline Malcolm

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #46 on: May 11, 2009, 06:48 AM »
the day in port between the Round UK and the westbound crossing

Ah yes :( When you got into the Q1s. I am sorry I messed those cabins.  :'( Now I find you did the funnel as well. I am desolate :'(

Online cunardqueen

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #47 on: May 11, 2009, 11:29 AM »
I must admit l was quite surprised to learn that most of the cabins would be open for inspection with a limited window of time before they would be locked prior to embarkation, and to have free access was too much to miss out on.
 Part of the joys of being an "intransit  passenger" and you got to use the crew gangway entrance.
 It was as you say the day l found the Grand Suites, will post some photos of them later

In the meantime

  
« Last Edit: Apr 02, 2010, 12:05 PM by Rob Lightbody »
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline Malcolm

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #48 on: May 11, 2009, 12:50 PM »
I'm curious about your photograph. They issued everyone on the WC a planner like the one you show (in black and white, if you wanted it coloured then you had to colour it by hand) each month. I didn't know they they prepared them at other times or that they were issuing them for the Round UK trip :)

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Crew calendar
« Reply #49 on: May 11, 2009, 01:30 PM »
I'm curious about your photograph. They issued everyone on the WC a planner like the one you show (in black and white, if you wanted it coloured then you had to colour it by hand) each month. I didn't know they they prepared them at other times or that they were issuing them for the Round UK trip :)

Here's another one, a crew calendar, with some crew comments too!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/prondis_in_kenya/2970616629/

I received a private response to my Flickr question : The printers are allowed to insert some dates of their own! So "Happy birthday Dad" would quite probably have been for the dad of one of the Printshop members. QE2 had such a great life... the more I saw of it, the more I liked it and wanted to see more  :D    !

Apologies Rob -- should we have hived off this topic from here?

Offline Chris Frame

Re: The Funnel Bar
« Reply #50 on: May 11, 2009, 02:06 PM »
Something I really appreciated was the addition of the Funnel Bar to QE2 during her "cruising" refurbishment in Bremerhaven. I always thought that the Heli-Deck was underutilised before the addition of Funnel Bar, but the night parties up on that deck were great!


Offline mickey g

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #51 on: May 11, 2009, 04:08 PM »
This is one of my favourite funnel shots, taken from QM2 on QE2's final eastbound crossing
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Re: The Funnel
« Reply #52 on: May 11, 2009, 04:33 PM »
Under the bridge

Online cunardqueen

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #53 on: May 11, 2009, 07:55 PM »
Malcolm
This was taken in "Sailor Square" and is indeed a crew calendar. If you study them some of the comments are interesting, ie sea days and port days. Surprised nothing more was made of the last day in NY.
 If only those guys had published them, they could have made a fortune!
Here is one for November for "that" date, says it all doesnt it... :(

« Last Edit: Apr 02, 2010, 12:04 PM by Rob Lightbody »
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline Avariel

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #54 on: May 11, 2009, 08:06 PM »
I apologize in advance for the massive images.


^ at Southampton. Taken with my crappish mobile phone


^ its got Funnel. and some other stuff.


^ at Fremantle, Australia

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Re: The Funnel
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Re: The Funnel
« Reply #56 on: May 11, 2009, 10:10 PM »
The Sailors Square is on Five Deck fwd,its the crew and stores gangway mostly used in Southampton and New York.It contains also the Foward Fire Party room.Parties for crew are held here too.

Offline Scott Ebersold

Re: The Funnel
« Reply #57 on: May 12, 2009, 04:58 AM »
Now the "Funnel" commence :D :D

l couldnt believe my luck that it was open..

Notice the punch bag...

There used to be an area years ago that was a notorious err cruising place.. long before the cctv
I did happen per chance to find myself up there late one night

and more pics to follow tomorrow..
Tales of a Funnel Run :)

Yes, yes, Miles.  This was how I got out there that night with the helicopter rescue. Great picks!  ... and err, stories.
« Last Edit: Apr 02, 2010, 12:03 PM by Rob Lightbody »

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Sailors Square
« Reply #58 on: May 12, 2009, 07:18 AM »
The Sailors Square is on Five Deck fwd,its the crew and stores gangway mostly used in Southampton and New York.It contains also the Foward Fire Party room.Parties for crew are held here too.

Is it the area behind this door? Picture was taken on Five Deck, port side, forward of A Stairway.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/prondis_in_kenya/3132122426/

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Re: The Funnel
« Reply #59 on: May 12, 2009, 09:59 AM »
Cant see the whole door,but yes its behind the watertight door on five deck portside fwd of A stairway.

 

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