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Re: Lighting on board QE2
« Reply #20 on: Feb 14, 2019, 02:32 PM »
There is a topic here on chandeliers, and here is one of Michael's pictures.



https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=8219.0
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Re: Lighting on board QE2
« Reply #21 on: Feb 14, 2019, 03:38 PM »
Fixed it I think

Now tell me....where is it on the ship?

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Re: Lighting on board QE2
« Reply #22 on: Feb 14, 2019, 04:48 PM »
Hi Pete and All

Look what I found!!
Looks like they/one were/was in in Steyning, on the South Coast - moved to Austria last year! :(

Early images of the Queens Grill would be very interesting.
Dartington glass is really very special - a visit to where it is made comes highly recommended.

https://www.1stdibs.co.uk/furniture/lighting/chandeliers-pendant-lights/monumental-20th-century-chandelier-commissioned-qe2/id-f_10609163/
  Excellent Rosie ,  notice the price?
   Well found June, well fixed Rod, havn't the foggiest whereabouts on board they were, looks far too expensive for my feet to've ever trodden underneath them.

 Beautiful things, also the seats , early days for QE2 I bet.
  She so was well appointed eh?
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Re: Lighting on board QE2
« Reply #23 on: Feb 14, 2019, 05:49 PM »
Now tell me....where is it on the ship?

The chairs remind me of the Queen's Grill -- but I have no memory whatever of the chandelier...

Later : I should remember that it is good for me to read before writing. Michael, in the post to which the photo is attached, actually says that it is in the Queen's Grill...   :-[

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=8219.msg92854#msg92854
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Re: Lighting on board QE2
« Reply #24 on: Feb 14, 2019, 07:14 PM »
Thanks, Rod, for fixing the photo. And there is a great deal of information and other photos in Michael's posts in the chandelier topic.  :)
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Re: Lighting on board QE2
« Reply #25 on: Feb 14, 2019, 07:42 PM »
Right then sticking my head above the parapet but, are they the same 3 tier type as advertised & found by Rosie ?.
 These only look like 2 tier chanderlier   as mentioned previously by June  , I'm confused for a change..
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Re: Lighting on board QE2
« Reply #26 on: Feb 14, 2019, 08:57 PM »
Hi Pete - I think we are all wondering. Michael said in his post that the chandeliers were two tiered, but both Rosie and Lynda made posts about the chandeliers currently under discussion. Were they changed when removed from QE2, or were they modified when installed on QE2 and then the third tier added back when removed. The mystery deepens !  ;D
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Re: Lighting on board QE2
« Reply #27 on: Oct 27, 2019, 10:23 AM »
Photo attached taken, I think, on board QE2 eleven years ago today.

It shows perfectly how clever the lighting effects were.  The Queen's Room lights are dimmed right down low, allowing the tabletop candles to sparkle and add subtle elegance to the space. 
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Re: Lighting on board QE2
« Reply #28 on: Oct 27, 2019, 02:52 PM »
Photo attached taken, I think, on board QE2 eleven years ago today.

It shows perfectly how clever the lighting effects were.  The Queen's Room lights are dimmed right down low, allowing the tabletop candles to sparkle and add subtle elegance to the space.

I remember this exact lighting and the atmosphere it created, but whilst sitting in the Chart Room and also in the Lido during dinner (candles on the tables in both rooms in cup type vases). I miss it.

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