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Queen Mary 2

 

Marking the end of the Mersey River Festival, the Queen Mary 2 calls in at Liverpool. Cunard's Cruise Liner is usually to be found crossing the Atlantic between the UK and North America but this month is on a tour around Britain.

 

As is becoming usual at these events she is given a fine send-off as she leaves for her next port of call with a fireworks display on the river and several thousand locals who come down to the river to see her leave with the sound of ships sirens ringing in their ears.

 

qm2

qm2

 

Queen Mary 2

 

Marking the end of the Mersey River Festival, the Queen Mary 2 calls in at Liverpool. Cunard's Cruise Liner is usually to be found crossing the Atlantic between the UK and North America but this month is on a tour around Britain.

 

As is becoming usual at these events she is given a fine send-off as she leaves for her next port of call with a fireworks display on the river and several thousand locals who come down to the river to see her leave with the sound of ships sirens ringing in their ears.

 

qm2

qm2

 

comments (9)

  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Sep 2011, 07:13
A show worthy for a Queen, I'm sure, Les. I wouldn't mind seeing it. smile
Les Auld: She is very impressive Ginnie, the largest of the type. Thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 16 Sep 2011, 08:10
I here she is comming down here soon great capture of fire works Les
Les Auld: Thanks Vintage, appreciate the comment.
You have really managed to show this great ship very well. This is a great picture Les.
Les Auld: Thank you Frances, I thought a stern view would make a change.
Great to see the Queen Mary 2 plus the fireworks Les. looks like it was quite an occasion
Les Auld: Many thousands of people came down to see her during the day Janet, a very popular event.
She is rather elegant and I bet the send off was well worth the effort
Les Auld: It was a decent send-off Bill, thanks for the comment.
Is she as long as the old Queens Les?
Les Auld: Bigger Richard, thanks for the comment.
Boat Friday with that little bit extra Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian.
  • Alan
  • Lincoln City, Oregon
  • 17 Sep 2011, 02:41
I'm getting sick to death of fireworks every time a new cruise ship comes into Southampton; we had four so far this year! Slightly mare attractive than some of the P&O boats but not a patch on the original Queen Mary. I had a night on her when we went to Long Beach, California, manay years ago now.
Les Auld: Only slightly Alan, although the paint job works well for the ship. Thanks for the comment.
Very nice capture Les
Les Auld: Thanks John.

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