Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Circular Quay, Queen Elizabeth

The Queen Elizabeth is the luxury ocean liner currently berthed at the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay. This view is from the viewing platform beside the Cahill Expressway, above Circular Quay railway station. It made quite a spactacle cruising up Sydney Harbour yesterday morning, alongside its sister ship the Queen Mary 2, which is berthed at Garden Island dockyards.

38 comments:

  1. Nice shot of her Jim! I have never seen her other than a photo. She really is impressive. I like that you got a small boat in beside her to give the pix scale. She is immense!

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  2. That tiny boat in front of the cruiser sure provides the perspective of how massive it is! Wow!

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  3. She is huge - but oh! so luxurious.
    lovely pic with the bridge in the background and that little tug boat in front. Great perspective.
    "Adelaide and Beyond"

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  4. Julie, the grey skies were disappointing but it was still worth a trip down to Circular Quay to see it.

    Dianne, that little boat is a water taxi.

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  5. She's quite a royal beauty! Wish I could walk aboard and look around her interior!

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  6. how curent is this image? on jan. 29 we were docked next to this ship in long beach california. i thought it was taking the same cruise route we were, but didn't spot her at all.

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  7. ewok 1993, very current. The ship arrived yesterday and is due to depart today. Here's a link to a story and photos in the newspaper.
    Giant ocean liners arrive in Sydney

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  8. You don't realize how huge this ship is until you see the little bitty boat below it. :-)

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  9. The Queen certainly puts the tug in perspective.

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  10. Nice perspective J. Two icons in one photo (1) The Queen (2) The Bridge. I agree with "2sweet". The tugboat looks so inconsequential next to the grandeur of Liz.

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  11. I love this. the tiny "David-size" boat and the huge Goliath (Elizabeth).

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  12. She had come to Mumbai once, when the whole of Mumbai had gone to watch her!

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  13. A magnificent ship and an awesome shot. You captured her beauty and size beautifully.

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  14. Nice, looks like you had slightly better weather than I did. I got rained on both at the QM II and QE. She's big, but small compared to the QM.

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  15. good work getting down there Jim - impressive against the quay.

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  16. FAB! I love the perspective and angles. It's enormnous.

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  17. The big and small boat makes for a wonderful shot.

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  18. wow... nice capture with that small boat beside it...

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  19. Gorgeous...the photo doesn't do it justice tho, 'cause I KNOW just how colossal these ships are!!!


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  21. With that perspective, the Queen almost dwarfs the bridge. Nice shot.

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  22. She is really huge ship!
    Nice contrasts in your picture with the boats and the bridge!

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  23. Great pictures of Great ships from Cunard luxury cruises. I like Queen Mary II Best.

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  24. can´t help it, but those ships has a certain beauty.

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  25. I couldn't travel in to Sydney to see the ships, so I enjoyed seeing your great photos.

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  26. Excellent photo! I like the positioning of the ship against the bridge

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  27. Love the sense of scale provided by the tiny boat in the foreground!

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