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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #30 on: Jun 24, 2018, 03:13 PM »
Just scanned (and more importantly digitised and archived) the rest of my disposable film camera photos from this voyage...my Dad took some of the photos such as these two of me and my Mum playing table tennis in better times, just outside the Grand Lounge on Upper Deck.

QE2 Transatlantic, August 2003 followed by short stay in Manhattan and flying back to the UK by Thomas Hypher, on Flickr

QE2 Transatlantic, August 2003 followed by short stay in Manhattan and flying back to the UK by Thomas Hypher, on Flickr
« Last Edit: Jun 24, 2018, 03:15 PM by Thomas Hypher »
First sailed on QE2 in August 2003 aged 6 years old. Last sailed on QE2 in July 2008. Last saw the seagoing QE2 in person from the decks of QM2, on QE2's last Transatlantic crossing (Eastbound tandem) in October 2008. Visited QE2 in her new life, in Dubai, in January 2020 and August 2022.

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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #31 on: Jun 25, 2018, 01:28 AM »
Nice, Thomas, really nice !  :)
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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #32 on: Jun 25, 2018, 10:33 AM »
Just scanned (and more importantly digitised and archived) the rest of my disposable film camera photos from this voyage...my Dad took some of the photos such as these two of me and my Mum playing table tennis in better times, just outside the Grand Lounge on Upper Deck.

QE2 Transatlantic, August 2003 followed by short stay in Manhattan and flying back to the UK by Thomas Hypher, on Flickr

QE2 Transatlantic, August 2003 followed by short stay in Manhattan and flying back to the UK by Thomas Hypher, on Flickr

Great memories Thomas - hoping more to come from your archive!!

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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #33 on: Jun 25, 2018, 07:41 PM »
Fantastic to think you took this picture when you were so young and the memory survives through the photo. 
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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #34 on: Mar 27, 2022, 08:23 PM »
Just rediscovered some photos of us that we bought onboard on this first trip, whilst sorting/clearing during moving home, contained in a folder marking QE2's farewell full-time transatlantic season before QM2 took over the mantle.

We've also rediscovered brochures from QE2's final season and daily programmes etc etc from more of our voyages - all added to my QE2 archive!
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First sailed on QE2 in August 2003 aged 6 years old. Last sailed on QE2 in July 2008. Last saw the seagoing QE2 in person from the decks of QM2, on QE2's last Transatlantic crossing (Eastbound tandem) in October 2008. Visited QE2 in her new life, in Dubai, in January 2020 and August 2022.

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« Reply #35 on: Mar 28, 2022, 08:44 AM »
Lovely photos and great memories, Thomas! You are a good-looking family :) .

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« Reply #36 on: Mar 28, 2022, 11:52 AM »
Anyone else see a Dustin Hoffman lookalike?

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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #37 on: Mar 28, 2022, 08:00 PM »
Anyone else see a Dustin Hoffman lookalike?

It's a long running family thing that my Dad is a Dustin Hoffman lookalike! He has also been stared at or otherwise mistaken for him onboard the ships and in New York!
First sailed on QE2 in August 2003 aged 6 years old. Last sailed on QE2 in July 2008. Last saw the seagoing QE2 in person from the decks of QM2, on QE2's last Transatlantic crossing (Eastbound tandem) in October 2008. Visited QE2 in her new life, in Dubai, in January 2020 and August 2022.

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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #38 on: Mar 29, 2022, 09:26 AM »
Lovely family photos Thomas, especially the one with Captain McNaught.  I like how you are dressed for the occasion with the black bow tie.
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Re: First QE2 trip (11th to the 17th August 2003)
« Reply #39 on: Mar 29, 2022, 06:49 PM »
Wonderful photos, Thomas ! Thank you so much for sharing !
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