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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #15 on: Jan 19, 2018, 08:19 PM »
I fully agree June, dare we believe it  :-\

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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #16 on: Jan 21, 2018, 03:08 PM »
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #18 on: Feb 02, 2018, 12:21 PM »
The photographer seems to be a genuine "QE2 Watcher", with photos from different angles and at different times of day.

It also struck me how pretty the Vanuatu flag is :) . Pity she can't sail out and proudly fly it on the high seas!

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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #19 on: Feb 02, 2018, 12:39 PM »
The photographer seems to be a genuine "QE2 Watcher", with photos from different angles and at different times of day.

It also struck me how pretty the Vanuatu flag is :) . Pity she can't sail out and proudly fly it on the high seas!

The photographers name is Liam he is one of my contacts at Port Rashid,and he has confirmed the 30th March 2018 as the grand opening day

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« Reply #20 on: Feb 02, 2018, 12:52 PM »
The photographers name is Liam he is one of my contacts at Port Rashid,and he has confirmed the 30th March 2018 as the grand opening day

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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #21 on: Feb 02, 2018, 02:04 PM »
QE2 is such a beauty no matter from which angle she is viewed ! 

Isabelle, you are correct in that the Vanuatu flag is quite striking.

Many thanks to Liam for the photos and thanks to Rob for posting them.

Thanks, Louis, for verifying the 30 March grand opening day.  It has been our hope for almost ten years, and hopefully, it will now come to fruition.

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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #22 on: Feb 02, 2018, 02:23 PM »
I have noticed for a while and it's interesting to note, that the tops of the individual exhaust uptakes/pipes in the funnel have been cleaned of the soot/carbon deposits that accrued there when the diesels were in operation. They are back to the bare metal as they were shortly after the 1986/7 re-engining. Are the individual exhaust uptakes/pipes made of stainless steel to prevent corrosion?
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #23 on: Feb 02, 2018, 02:28 PM »
Hi Thomas - I noticed that too.  It is especially noticeable in one of the latest photos.  June   :)
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« Reply #24 on: Feb 02, 2018, 03:31 PM »
What wonderful photos! The first one I particuularly like.
The photographers name is Liam he is one of my contacts at Port Rashid,and he has confirmed the 30th March 2018 as the grand opening day
Fantastic news, Louis!
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #25 on: Feb 02, 2018, 09:56 PM »
Hi Thomas - I noticed that too.  It is especially noticeable in one of the latest photos.  June   :)

If they've done that, I have to say that is impressive attention to detail on their part.  99% of their visitors won't even look at the very top of the funnel closely enough to even notice the stacks.
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« Reply #26 on: Feb 02, 2018, 10:39 PM »
Hi Thomas - I noticed that too.  It is especially noticeable in one of the latest photos.  June   :)
Never noticed that. I thought it was painted black to be flush with the black part of the funnel casing!
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #27 on: Feb 03, 2018, 12:01 PM »
The attached photos are posted with permission of Liam Fjellstedt

Lights are on on quarter deck, and a mystery dark shape is on the front of the ship where the observation bar was...
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #28 on: Feb 03, 2018, 12:07 PM »
The attached photos are posted with permission of Liam Fjellstedt

Lights are on on quarter deck, and a mystery dark shape is on the front of the ship where the observation bar was...

Judging by photos from a couple of months ago the dark shape appears to be a dark coloured tarpaulin that's still in place in the forward galley area - maybe work is ongoing but exactly what sort of work is a mystery to me at least? I would imagine she's yet to get the final, exterior, cosmetic finishing touches.
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #29 on: Feb 03, 2018, 12:20 PM »
Apart from bits and pieces she is ready to open

You happy now about the Quarter Deck lights,Rob?  I told you not to worry she is in good hands