Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Queen Elizabeth 2 -


Today for the last time the QE2 is berthed in the Grand Harbour before it sails to a new life as a floating hotel in Dubai. The liner was sold last year for some 65 million euros to the Dubai World Company. The QE2 was launched in September of 1967 and has traveled around 6 million miles, making more than 800 trans-Atlantic crossings carrying 2.5 million passengers.

Today my friend and I went to take some photos of this wonderful ship and also had the chance to speak to 2 members of it's crew. I am also very happy with the first photo I took as I managed to get the whole ship in one photo and I was standing pretty close to the ship.


8 comments:

marie6 said...

Great shots and great ship! It was such a great coincidence too that we got talking to two of its crew.

JM said...

QE2 stopped also in Lisbon some days ago. What a wonderful hotel it will be.

Webradio said...

Great boat !

Have a nice day !

sugarmama said...

Fantastic shot (1st pic)

Alifan said...

Great photo's Dina as always...

Joy said...

Fantastic photos, Dina! Will you be aboard the ship anytime soon?

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Dina said...

Unfortunately I will not be on the ship. They will be having a big party for the last time on it before it is handed over to it's new owners.

Peter said...

Yes, really great photos!

I guess I'm not the only dreaming about crossing the Atlantic on this one, or another. Now, it would probably have to be on the Queen Mary 2 - if ever!