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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

The sense of touch
« on: Sep 23, 2012, 09:39 PM »
Thinking of the QE2 decks this evening brought back to me how wonderful they felt underfoot, particularly if the sun had been shining on them -- warm and velvety soft, as I would make my way to the swimming pool and back again to dry off.


Deck planks by the swimming pool by prondis_in_kenya, on Flickr

There must be plenty of other memories of QE2 involving the sense of touch!

Offline cunardqueen

Re: The sense of touch
« Reply #1 on: Feb 11, 2013, 09:55 PM »
Walking down A stairway from the Boat deck to 4 deck holding on to the plastic (?) stairwell rail during a force 10 storm in 86..I always thought the railing never seemed high enough.
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Offline Graham Taylor

The sense of touch
« Reply #2 on: Feb 11, 2013, 10:19 PM »
Walking down A stairway from the Boat deck to 4 deck holding on to the plastic (?) stairwell rail during a force 10 storm in 86..I always thought the railing never seemed high enough.

That stairway was such fun to walk up/down in heavy seas.

My memory regarding touch was the D Stairway when it had those wonderful leather panels in midnight blue leather and that dark purple/blue carpet with the cream border. I loved running my hand over that covering and the pile on that carpet was so deep and luxurious.

I hated the D Stair in its later incarnation, which I think looked dated. The original look had a timeless quality about it but still looked contemporary.
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Re: The sense of touch
« Reply #3 on: Feb 11, 2013, 10:28 PM »
That stairway was such fun to walk up/down in heavy seas.

My memory regarding touch was the D Stairway when it had those wonderful leather panels in midnight blue leather and that dark purple/blue carpet with the cream border. I loved running my hand over that covering and the pile on that carpet was so deep and luxurious.

I hated the D Stair in its later incarnation, which I think looked dated. The original look had a timeless quality about it but still looked contemporary.

I Agree entirely.  People saw the awful green paintwork and burgundy carpet and thought it was decades old!
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Offline Graham Taylor

The sense of touch
« Reply #4 on: Feb 11, 2013, 11:10 PM »
I think it is the only time in the history of a vessel's refit that a ship has come out of that refit looking older than when designed and built. If that makes sense.
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Re: The sense of touch
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2013, 09:31 PM »
The smooth, heavy varnish on the doors leading out onto the boat deck when pushed open against a strong wind (one handed, of course, had a brandy in the other)!

Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: The sense of touch
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2013, 10:53 PM »
The smooth, heavy varnish on the doors leading out onto the boat deck when pushed open against a strong wind (one handed, of course, had a brandy in the other)!

Yes -- thank you for the reminder! The feel of that varnished wood comes back to me immediately as I read, and also the strength of the wind behind those doors...