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Offline Twynkle

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« Reply #45 on: Nov 21, 2017, 05:55 PM »
The Yacht Club today

Hi Louis

Thank you for this - is it me, or does it look completely different?
I don't expect there's a floor-plan by any chance, is there?
I'm just wondering what became of the dancing area....and are the swing doors still in situ?
Still can't imagine what the Yacht Club will be like without the rattling of the glasses!!

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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #46 on: Nov 21, 2017, 05:58 PM »
Hi Louis

Thank you for this - is it me, or does it look completely different?
I don't expect there's a floor-plan by any chance, is there?
I'm just wondering what became of the dancing area....and are the swing doors still in situ?
Still can't imagine what the Yacht Club will be like without the rattling of the glasses!!

It is the same but with new carpet and a few other cosmetic things (new low energy or LED lights as per the rest of the currently refurbished areas). The chairs and tables only need to be re-added if that's what they want to do.
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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #47 on: Nov 21, 2017, 06:01 PM »
Rosie, here is a view as it was in the end:
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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #48 on: Nov 21, 2017, 06:06 PM »
.... is it me, or does it look completely different?

It's you! :-)
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« Reply #49 on: Nov 21, 2017, 10:39 PM »
Although one again, nicely finished, it just looks sterile without any of the fittings and people that create the spirit of the ship.
Same with the previous shots of the open decks at the stern. Everything that made her what she was is missing. Big empty space.

We really need to see her when she is fully fitted out and operational to see if any of the old character comes back.

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« Reply #50 on: Nov 21, 2017, 11:27 PM »
Thank you Thomas - Rob and Pete
The lovely white blinds-like-sails - hope they are ready to re-install...
(Rob, I seem to remember you didn't much care for them!)
And the seating where you sat with your laptop too.
However - there's a sort of raised (?) sand-pit carpet, and no sign of the little stage and dancing bit.
Where can we  do our Dancing QueenThing?
It must be where mt right elbow is?

Offline Trevor Harris

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« Reply #51 on: Nov 23, 2017, 02:28 AM »
Hi Trevor - do you mean the space that became the Grand Lounge?
With a balcony round the upper deck - where the shops were?
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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #52 on: Nov 27, 2017, 11:11 AM »
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« Reply #53 on: Nov 27, 2017, 04:59 PM »
Do! don't think I can give the queens grill my stamp of approval "look like a  works canteen" but appreciate the exclusive.
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« Reply #54 on: Nov 27, 2017, 05:27 PM »
It looks neat and tidy, but I would not have recognised it.

Thank you for the exclusives, Louis.

And I do think it could have been so much worse... in 2009 and again much more recently. And so, wait and see...

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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #55 on: Nov 27, 2017, 05:46 PM »
I think we may be comparing these photos to the last 20 or so years of QE2's career.  When she first went into service, her interiors were sleek and uncluttered.   :)

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« Reply #56 on: Nov 27, 2017, 06:13 PM »
Table cloths would have been a good addition to enhance the effect and make it look less bare, and there seems to be a load more space than there ever was up there.
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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #57 on: Nov 27, 2017, 06:55 PM »
Do! don't think I can give the queens grill my stamp of approval "look like a  works canteen" but appreciate the exclusive.

In hotels, its all about the "dressing" - the final effects of nice furniture, tablecloths, sparkling glasses, dim lighting.    We're seeing her "undressed" in these photos.  I keep going on about carpets, but I like the QG one - seems very familiar.
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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #58 on: Nov 27, 2017, 10:47 PM »
I think we may be comparing these photos to the last 20 or so years of QE2's career.  When she first went into service, her interiors were sleek and uncluttered.   :)

That's a good point; didn't Dubai say originally that they intended to restore the interiors to as close to her "as built" condition as they could?

So... how do these new interiors compare to the originals, rather than to the ones we mostly remember?
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Re: Exclusive QE2 Onboard Photos October 2017
« Reply #59 on: Nov 27, 2017, 10:58 PM »
That's a good point; didn't Dubai say originally that they intended to restore the interiors to as close to her "as built" condition as they could?

So... how do these new interiors compare to the originals, rather than to the ones we mostly remember?

All i see is new carpets and replaced light bulbs...
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