CLICK images to see LARGEThe Queen Mary 2 who was only one night in town caused quite a stir in Cape Town, she was mentioned on the news.... I even got calls from friends to alert me :) and people were grinding to a halt and parking on the streets where-ever they happened to get sight of her !
The QM2 is on a 108-day world cruise after leaving Cape Town she sails for St Helana Island, Rio de Janeiro and Miami before heading back across the Atlantic to Southampton.
Frankly I was like a jack in the box myself :) I was on my shoot from 4.30 till 7.30, drove between top of Signal hill and top road of Signal Hill to the Radisson Hotel then the pier near the Table Bay Hotel, also nipped over close to the stadium to shoot the workers closing the Western side gap in the facade, then when she was leaving at 6 PM I walked around the base of Signal Hill, away from the mass of other people and started shooting till after dark
I saw the original Queen Mary, which is now a floating hotel in Long Beach, California and have been on many an ocean liner as a child, cruising from the Caribbean, where I grew up, to Europe, so I am fascinated and always interested to see them
Here is an interesting review with photos ofrom someone who took a cruise on her
The massive Queen Mary 2 attempts one of the more tricky manoeuvres
a three-point turn in Cape Town harbour
She is one of the biggest ocean liners
if not the biggest ..
Captain ! Not much room left aft !
Finally ready to go !
Bon voyage !
Really special to witness this :)
and she sailed right between Green Point and Robben island
and this is where I suddenly got distracted by the beauty of our own Queen
and forgot all about QM 2 who rapidly disappeared into the sunset
when I arrived home minutes later all I could see were her lights fading away
in to the night