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QE2 on Google Streetview (2017)
« on: Sep 18, 2017, 08:03 PM »
The Google Streetview has been updated, and shows a recent shot of QE2 (lifeboatless) and shows what a clear view you get of her from the public road.

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Re: QE2 on Google Streetview (2017)
« Reply #1 on: Sep 18, 2017, 09:20 PM »
Capture is from November 2016 on the second the lifeboats can be seen they have now long been removed from that area

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Re: QE2 on Google Streetview (2017)
« Reply #2 on: Sep 18, 2017, 09:22 PM »
Still not right without her lifeboats.

Somehow these views emphasise how bare she looks without them.

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Re: QE2 on Google Streetview (2017)
« Reply #3 on: Sep 18, 2017, 09:24 PM »
I looked at her on street view the other week and it's not been updated since November 2016 still.
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Re: QE2 on Google Streetview (2017)
« Reply #4 on: Sep 18, 2017, 09:26 PM »
Still not right without her lifeboats.

Somehow these views emphasise how bare she looks without them.

I wholeheartedly agree Pete, they should never have removed them.
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Re: QE2 on Google Streetview (2017)
« Reply #5 on: Sep 18, 2017, 09:47 PM »
Thanks, i should have said it's been updated since whenever i last looked at it!

I appear on Google streetview (but not saying where!) And it took many months after the photo was taken for them to actually update streetview.
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Re: QE2 on Google Streetview (2017)
« Reply #6 on: Sep 18, 2017, 09:50 PM »
Thanks, i should have said it's been updated since whenever i last looked at it!

I appear on Google streetview (but not saying where!) And it took many months after the photo was taken for them to actually update streetview.

Streetview dont get update as quick as the normal aerial captures.

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Re: QE2 on Google Streetview (2017)
« Reply #7 on: Sep 18, 2017, 09:58 PM »
Still not right without her lifeboats.

Somehow these views emphasise how bare she looks without them.

You're right, I'll never get over it, it's really spoiled her good looks. The superstructure would have been styled differently if it hadn't been meant to be obscured
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Re: QE2 on Google Streetview (2017)
« Reply #8 on: Sep 19, 2017, 12:57 AM »
I miss the CUNARD as well. 

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Re: QE2 on Google Streetview (2017)
« Reply #9 on: Sep 19, 2017, 08:57 AM »
You're right, I'll never get over it, it's really spoiled her good looks. The superstructure would have been styled differently if it hadn't been meant to be obscured

I couldn't agree more with you, Rob.
Also not forgetting either - isn't it  the installation of Lifeboats and Tenders which render the ship  insurable as well as legal....and they could have provided shade too, those cabins will be even hotter inside with the sun beating down...
A fire on board something that is so large in deep water, with so little access to 'land' without any life-boats and rafts, couldn't there now be huge difficulties, should there be some type of catastrophe?
Whoever decided to have them removed may have made a serious, and ill-advised degree of mis-judgement.

I miss the CUNARD as well. 

Yes - although any other name / word could be even less attractive - it was both the colour as well as the 'Font' of Cunard that was So important...
 
« Last Edit: Sep 19, 2017, 09:02 AM by Twynkle »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

 

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