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Offline highlander0108

Re: Gallery
« Reply #40 on: Mar 04, 2009, 02:21 AM »
Thanks for the link Rob and having spent a most enjoyable half hour or so ploughing through the shots, I can thoroughly recommend checking out Andreas' superb collection.  I also searched for QE2 and spent a further 30 mins or so enjoying other similar shots! 

The refit shots were certainly interesting as were the ones from the 'speedstripe' era (which I hated incidentally), but good to see them all the same.

I discovered his photos last weekend and did the same.  It is an obsession! :)
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Re: Gallery
« Reply #41 on: Mar 09, 2009, 04:51 PM »
I see that the "official" QE2 Virtual Tour website is still up and running!

Note: The link is no longer active so has been removed.  If anyone has a link to Cunard QE2 Virtual Tour web site then please forward it to Admin so we can add it to this post.
 


Cheers!
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Re: Gallery -- Andreas
« Reply #42 on: Mar 09, 2009, 11:51 PM »
My name is Andreas,
I'm a doctor in a medical practice in Emden - in the far northwest of Germany. I was born in Hamburg and I like the maritime world - all kind of ships, but especially liner. I'm in love with QE2 from childhood. I was proud of a nice airfix-model, my brother has built for me. But only a lot of years later, 1991 after her visit at the Blohm&Voss shipyard, I had the opportunity to go onboard for the first transatlantic crossing - it was unbelievably beautiful. 13 years later I took part at the first tandem crossing QE2/QM2 to Europe, the 40th anniversary-tour and again last year onboard QM2 to escort QE2 on her final transatlantic crossing westbound.

Here, you can find some of my pictures
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/mypics/711316
http://andreas-drbusecke.magix.net/

I had a look at one of the series of photos on the magix site last night, those of the tandem crossing. We are so lucky that Andreas, you chose to do this voyage on QM2!

Does it not seem to others too that QE2 on the Atlantic looks like she is gliding, dancing... slim, elegant, cutting through the waves, showing herself to perfection, moving so smoothly, ever elegant, at one with the sea? I keep getting this impression that she is totally in her element, part of the ocean, just as the ocean is part of her. Seeing these pictures and videos makes me think that, on QE2, one need never be afraid of the sea, as there is no enmity between it and her -- there is almost a sense of playfulness! In reality, not true of course... but for 40 years, she and the sea have caressed each other with only very rarely a rough touch.

Offline singlemalt

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« Reply #43 on: Mar 15, 2009, 12:33 PM »

As requested by Rosie Twynkle  ;D
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Offline hollihedge

Re: Gallery
« Reply #44 on: Mar 15, 2009, 12:43 PM »
Absolutely brilliant Ali - that has cheered up my Sunday no end!! ;D
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Re: Gallery
« Reply #45 on: Mar 15, 2009, 12:54 PM »
Superb, Ali!  Even better than the charity version!

Offline Twynkle

Re: Gallery
« Reply #46 on: Mar 15, 2009, 03:13 PM »
Ali - You are great!
Thank you, I just love it - This and Viva will keep us going!
« Last Edit: Sep 21, 2009, 04:58 PM by Twynkle »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for what seemed like ages...Please don't leave her looking more like a Hotel-with-a-Hull than the greatest Liner afloat - Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline Twynkle

Re: Gallery
« Reply #47 on: Mar 15, 2009, 04:52 PM »

Keeping her memory alive!






Thanks to Airships129
« Last Edit: Sep 21, 2009, 04:58 PM by Twynkle »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for what seemed like ages...Please don't leave her looking more like a Hotel-with-a-Hull than the greatest Liner afloat - Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline singlemalt

Re: Gallery
« Reply #48 on: Mar 15, 2009, 05:24 PM »
Thanks for the lovely tour of Princess Grill Mrs Twynkle - i'd forgotten all about this one  :o

So many happy times - beautiful decor; those wonderful statues and paneled walls; as well as great company and conversations.
I loved taking a virtual walk down my favourite spiral staircase once more  :'(

I met the guy who posted the vids on our Norway / Iceland trip - a group of people met up onboard after a roll call on CunardCritic for a few meetings and a cabin cavalcade on the final sea day.

He has a lovely one of the Stavanger sailaway as well as this little gem:




Credit to airships129
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Re: Gallery
« Reply #49 on: Mar 15, 2009, 05:25 PM »
This is one of my fave qe2 videos ever :-

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Offline singlemalt

Re: Gallery
« Reply #50 on: Mar 15, 2009, 05:32 PM »
Thanks Rob for posting!

I giggled and sniffled in equal parts  :'(  ;D   ::)
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Offline Scott Ebersold

Re: Gallery
« Reply #51 on: Mar 15, 2009, 07:24 PM »
Andrew.  Lovely pics of the final westbound TA.  We were on board as well.  Its fun to see pics almost the same as ours ... but with different face in them.

As the captain kept saying that those on QM2 "had the better view" I'd love to see some pictures from their vantage point too!


Offline Scott Ebersold

Re: Gallery
« Reply #52 on: Mar 15, 2009, 07:34 PM »
Rob,

Is this your video?  Was that your room?  We were watching it (and we have a few videos ourselves - equally drunk at 2 am) and realized the "camera man was heading to our room.  But at the last moment he went to the one next door.

It was so fun.

Scot

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Re: Gallery
« Reply #53 on: Mar 15, 2009, 07:42 PM »
Scott, no it isn't, no it wasn't!
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Offline Scott Ebersold

Re: Gallery
« Reply #54 on: Mar 15, 2009, 07:47 PM »
 :)  I knew the camera man wasn't you, but I wondered if you were that poor soul watching TV in his stateroom!

Offline Twynkle

Re: Gallery
« Reply #55 on: Mar 22, 2009, 10:11 PM »
Here she is!
http://www.photoforum.ru/photo/416433/index.en.html
And again - no crest...!  The fumes are great!








« Last Edit: Sep 21, 2009, 04:57 PM by Twynkle »
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Re: Gallery
« Reply #56 on: Mar 22, 2009, 10:15 PM »

Here she is!

http://www.photoforum.ru/photo/416433/index.en.html

And again - no crest...!  The fumes are great!


Its a fairly old photo - late 80s or early 90s - because alfa and beta are attached to the stern, and the magradome are still present, as are the 2 original cranes on the bow - this is the configuration i remember from being on board in 87 - great shot though!
« Last Edit: Mar 22, 2009, 10:16 PM by Rob Lightbody »
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Re: Gallery
« Reply #57 on: Mar 22, 2009, 11:25 PM »
Its a fairly old photo - late 80s or early 90s - because alfa and beta are attached to the stern, and the magradome are still present, as are the 2 original cranes on the bow - this is the configuration i remember from being on board in 87 - great shot though!

Looks to me that this photo illustrates the workings of the wind scoop -- the smoke rising vertically first, before being blown astern. Could this be right?

Offline Andy F

Re: Gallery
« Reply #58 on: Mar 23, 2009, 12:34 AM »
Another great find there Rosie!
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Offline Twynkle

Re: Gallery
« Reply #59 on: Mar 26, 2009, 12:07 PM »


Here are some interesting images -

http://www.magwa.co.uk/qe2/qe2photo.htm

including details of the Paddle Steamers aboard QE2!

(Ref. to Forum thread: https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,116.0.html
« Last Edit: Mar 26, 2009, 12:13 PM by twynkle »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for what seemed like ages...Please don't leave her looking more like a Hotel-with-a-Hull than the greatest Liner afloat - Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.