Thursday, October 16, 2008

QE II Leaves NYC for the Last Time

The luxury liner Queen Elizabeth II sails past the Empire State Building for the last time. I would have missed this as I was on a call, but three long blasts of her horn had me rushing to the window. Since I wasn't ready this was the only shot I got.

The ship is to be retired and will become a floating hotel in Dubai. Her predecessor, the QE was similarly retired to become a floating university but after an extensive refit in Hong Kong the ship caught fire in a spectacular inferno. Somewhere in the PND family archive, is a photo of that ship lying on its side in HK harbor. I hope nothing untoward happens to this one.

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