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At the Arrival of the Queen

 

Monday morning dawns, grey and wet but still, off early to catch the Mersey Ferry and travel out to the the mouth of the river Mersey to photograph the arrival of the Queen Victoria on her first visit to Liverpool. Rained all the time so the photographs were not of the best but still a record of the event.

 

This was one of the few occasions that all three ferries were out on the river at the same time, The picture was taken from the Royal Daffodil.

 

Queen Victoria

 

The Queen Victoria is Cunard's second largest cruise liner and was paying a day visit to Liverpool and also celebrating the 170th birthday of Cunard. The first Cunard ship left Liverpool for New York in 1840, and from there a great British company grew, although now I suspect being British is probably not the case.

At the Arrival of the Queen

 

Monday morning dawns, grey and wet but still, off early to catch the Mersey Ferry and travel out to the the mouth of the river Mersey to photograph the arrival of the Queen Victoria on her first visit to Liverpool. Rained all the time so the photographs were not of the best but still a record of the event.

 

This was one of the few occasions that all three ferries were out on the river at the same time, The picture was taken from the Royal Daffodil.

 

Queen Victoria

 

The Queen Victoria is Cunard's second largest cruise liner and was paying a day visit to Liverpool and also celebrating the 170th birthday of Cunard. The first Cunard ship left Liverpool for New York in 1840, and from there a great British company grew, although now I suspect being British is probably not the case.

comments (3)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Jul 2010, 07:07
Well I'm very pleased that you were there to record this Les: a fine set of pictures indeed!
Les Auld: Thanks Chris, enjoyable despite the rain, thanks for the comment.
My word this has loads of decks doesn't it. Two very good shots Les, worth an early start I presume.
Les Auld: About twelve I think Brian, not at all like the old Queens. Thanks for the comment.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Jul 2010, 12:57
Oh look! There's my elder brother and sister-in-law - 6th State Room from the left! Well, I know they were on a cruise around the UK last week but no idea what ship they were on. Normally they "poo-poo" Cunard ships, preferring the P&O boats. At least this one looks a bit like a ship and not a floating block of flats! A fine capture, Les.
Les Auld: It is a cross between a floating block of flats and an older style liner and quite impressive. Thanks for the comment Alan.

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