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And At the Leaving of the Queen

 

Cunard's Queen Victoria was in Liverpool for just a day and people had been walking along Princess Parade next to the ship to see it moored at the Cruise liner Facilty there all the day. As the sun went past the horizon more poeple started to gather and, even allowing for a heavy rain shower just after 9pm, the influx continued. By 2300 hrs there must have been several thousand gathered to say farewell. Then the fireworks started, fired from a barge on the river.

 

Fireworks

 

More fireworks

 

The quiet afterwards was shatterd by the sound of the Queen Victoria's horn blaring out over the river and echoed by the sharper horns of the tugboats assiting. The Linesmen unhooked the hoding lines and the Queen started to move out and slowly sail down the river to the strains of "The Leaving if Liverpool" and "Sailing" and cheers and calls from both passengers and watchers.

 

Farewell

 

All in all quite an enjoyable day despite the rain.

 

(I do like this new text edior allowing images to be inserted in-line)

And At the Leaving of the Queen

 

Cunard's Queen Victoria was in Liverpool for just a day and people had been walking along Princess Parade next to the ship to see it moored at the Cruise liner Facilty there all the day. As the sun went past the horizon more poeple started to gather and, even allowing for a heavy rain shower just after 9pm, the influx continued. By 2300 hrs there must have been several thousand gathered to say farewell. Then the fireworks started, fired from a barge on the river.

 

Fireworks

 

More fireworks

 

The quiet afterwards was shatterd by the sound of the Queen Victoria's horn blaring out over the river and echoed by the sharper horns of the tugboats assiting. The Linesmen unhooked the hoding lines and the Queen started to move out and slowly sail down the river to the strains of "The Leaving if Liverpool" and "Sailing" and cheers and calls from both passengers and watchers.

 

Farewell

 

All in all quite an enjoyable day despite the rain.

 

(I do like this new text edior allowing images to be inserted in-line)

comments (8)

  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Jul 2010, 06:37
Excellent conversions, all of them. I like the new text editor, too. Got tired of brushing up on html all the time.
Les Auld: I could never remember the correct HTML either Louis, thanks for the comment.
So do I! I thought something was wrong at first! Great series of pictures Les
Les Auld: Thanks Bill, it seemed to just fit.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Jul 2010, 07:16
You have excelled yourself here O Maestro!
Les Auld: Thanks Chris, praise coming from you indeed.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Jul 2010, 08:05
Downright fabulous, Les...like only you do. i love it.
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, I do like the idea of a short story to go with the images and this new editor does allow a bit of expansion. Tahnks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 28 Jul 2010, 08:59
Simply stunning group of photos Les very well done
Les Auld: Thanks Vintage, glad you liked them.
Very beautiful! Can't say anything else. Love it!! Just love it!
Les Auld: Glad you like it Marion, it was a grand experience down on the river. Thanks for the comment.
Two very fine images Les, the lights in the reflections are very good.
I've just scrolled down and found two more images Les, a very good set altogether.
Les Auld: Always keep something in hand Brian, thanks for the comment.

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