Saturday, September 8, 2007

God Save the Queen


Yesterday I found these photos that Mark emailed me. He didn't say who had taken them but it looks like there were taken from a helicopter. I had forgotten how fabulous they were and even though they aren’t recent, I thought they were worth sharing with you.

They are of the QE II as she steamed into Rabaul on her whirlwind tour in December last year.

The volcano gave the passengers a priceless display and the locals did very well selling their wares on the wharf to them.

15 comments:

quintino said...

When I saw the title "God save the queen" I remembered that punk song by Sex Pistols going "God save the Queen, this a fascist regime... no future".
Then went down and saw those amazing photos.
Yes, the colours down there are much brighter.

oldmanlincoln said...

Wow. Double Wow. Very impressive. That is some ship. I would risk a trip on something like that if I didn't have something else to do.

I am impressed really.

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Thanks a lot for the welcome to see your Queen. What an amazing ship she is. Thanks.

Clueless in boston said...

Beautiful photo. I never realized how impressive that ship really is.

dive said...

Wow. Those are beautiful photos, Jules.
The QE2 is is so sleek and graceful; thank goodness they didn't model it on our real Queen! Ick.

Old Wom Tigley said...

So much more graceful than her namesake...ha! only joking. It is a fantastic ship and it is shown there at its best. These picture are stunning Jules.

Sandy Carlson said...

How beautiful! At first the plume from the volcano seemed to me lazy eyes to be coming from the Queen's stack! Silly me. These are wonderful pics!

Marie said...

Magnifique! I am impressed too.

Do you really consider that the queen is your queen ? :-))

Rich said...

That's quite the ship. :)

Rich

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Ann (MobayDP) said...

Magnificent shot. It must have been quite exciting to have the QE2 in Port. And the passengers must have been delighted with their perfect views of the volcano.

Jules said...

Marie - PNG is part of the Commonwealth so recognizes the present Queen as their own. She and members of the family have visited here.

ann - i think the passengers had a fabulous view of everything from that height!!

lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful view. Great shots.

Jilly said...

Wow. Fabulous!

david mcmahon said...

The volcano shot (because I love reflections) is priceless, Jules

• Eliane • said...

Gorgeous pictures! I may be wrong but I "think" its journey started in Brooklyn. Used to be in the NY West Side but I think it moved to Brooklyn something like two years ago. So now I know the way to come and say hi! ;)

Neva said...

What a lovely picture...I love the reflection! and whipper snippers....just as funny as weed wacking...go figure....