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Offline Bob van Leeuwen

Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #40 on: Feb 10, 2018, 12:54 PM »
Makes me wonder if they will remove the Dubai lettering

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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #41 on: Feb 10, 2018, 02:55 PM »
Makes me wonder if they will remove the Dubai lettering

Not likely I suspect. However, I hope Port Vila is removed and Southampton is repainted in it's rightful place (is still there) like QM has official permission to have Liverpool on her stern in Long Beach - although this is probably a pipe dream.
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« Reply #42 on: Feb 10, 2018, 03:01 PM »
Queen Mary is technical a building (so is the ss Rotterdam for that matter, the emergency siren also mentions please leave the building, not the ship), but if they keep QE2 registered as a vessel of some sort, could that not be a reason to keep Port Villa on the stern?

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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #43 on: Feb 10, 2018, 03:11 PM »
Queen Mary is technical a building (so is the ss Rotterdam for that matter, the emergency siren also mentions please leave the building, not the ship), but if they keep QE2 registered as a vessel of some sort, could that not be a reason to keep Port Villa on the stern?

Yes, QM became a building when the propulsion plant was disconnected from the shafts if I remember correctly, partly for union reasons  ::) .

I would've thought QE2 is a building now in most if not all ways but I don't know the fine detail and their laws in the UAE. We could be more sure when we see her evacuation procedures (as you mention for SS Rotterdam) although QE in Fort Lauderdale had a building like evacuation procedure in place (signs reversed to direct people down and out through the ship instead of to muster stations and the lifeboats) and she was very much a living ship at that point.

Maybe there will be an official statement on the matter sometime in the future?
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #44 on: Feb 11, 2018, 09:47 AM »
I am the photographer in question and sandymanv12 is my Instagram account. I am not sure you have permission to use this photograph? I have plenty of others I can share with the Forum, but that will be my choice.
Apologies if my comments in IG are not specifically accurate but I am not an officianado such as yourself.
Would you like me to share any more pictures?
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The comments from the photographer are interesting, they still don't want anyone close.  The entrance walkway looks good though!


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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #45 on: Feb 11, 2018, 10:06 AM »
Hello Lawrence

Welcome to the forum.  I have removed the two posts with your photo as requested. 

We would be very interested in seeing more QE2 photos from Dubai, if you would like to post them on this topic. 
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #46 on: Feb 11, 2018, 10:46 AM »
I am the photographer in question and sandymanv12 is my Instagram account. I am not sure you have permission to use this photograph? I have plenty of others I can share with the Forum, but that will be my choice.

Welcome aboard Lawrence, sorry things are off to a bumpy start, but hope we can smooth things out. 

I am the administrator and creator of this website and am extremely careful about seeking permissions when required to post photos or information on this site.  I am very diligent on this. 

Your photos were not uploaded here, we only linked to them, using Instagram's built in copy-link feature. Instagram supports this, and your photos are public, its how you've got your Instagram account setup.   It s a good thing, because it drives traffic to your Instagram photos, and people will end up looking at and enjoying your other photos.

Its a great photo, thanks for taking it.
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #47 on: Feb 15, 2018, 10:25 AM »
Some photos taken in January 2018,thanks to Wilfredo

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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #48 on: Feb 24, 2018, 11:47 AM »
Some more from January 2018

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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #49 on: Feb 24, 2018, 01:48 PM »
And a nice aerial snap shot thanks to Wilfredo

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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #50 on: Feb 25, 2018, 03:25 AM »
Really great photos, Louis !  And many thanks to your contacts for taking the photos. QE2 does look good, doesn't she ?   :)
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #51 on: Feb 25, 2018, 10:18 AM »
During her service life people wanted to take photos and it is good to see that in her semi retirement in Dubai she is still attracting attention. 

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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #52 on: Feb 25, 2018, 12:06 PM »
During her service life people wanted to take photos and it is good to see that in her semi retirement in Dubai she is still attracting attention. 

Her design is second to none (in my opinion)

QE2 is the centerpiece of Port Rashid nowdays everyone wants a selfie with her in the background

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« Reply #53 on: Feb 25, 2018, 05:11 PM »
QE2 is the centerpiece of Port Rashid nowdays everyone wants a selfie with her in the background
That's wonderful to know, Louis!
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #54 on: Feb 26, 2018, 11:34 AM »
QE2 last week,thanks to Wilfredo

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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #55 on: Feb 26, 2018, 11:41 AM »
Justin Farr got in touch with the attached photo, taken yesterday.

his comment was "Exterior looking a bit sorry for herself"
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #56 on: Feb 26, 2018, 11:45 AM »
Justin Farr got in touch with the attached photo, taken yesterday.

his comment was "Exterior looking a bit sorry for herself"

She looked much worse not a long time ago

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« Reply #57 on: Feb 26, 2018, 04:45 PM »
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #58 on: Feb 27, 2018, 10:51 AM »
My friend John D. Pomeroy has been this afternoon of the 24th February 2018 down to Port Rashid to see QE2.Here are the first,more will follow...

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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #59 on: Feb 27, 2018, 09:44 PM »
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