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3 Queens Liverpool – Day 4

Events, Ships 27 May 15

The final day. Queen Victoria was given a great party send off featuring balloons, confetti, semaphore, bell boys, the town crier and Danielle Thomas singing ‘Time to say goodbye’. The sun even came out! It’s been quite a ride these past few days. My iPhone is telling me I’ve done a marathon in walking / running in 4 days. Considering I was mostly at the pier head it’s crazy. That’s just how much was going on. It’s been a joy to photograph it all.

Non of this would have been possible without the great work that Cruise Liverpool has been doing over these past 8 years. It’s been an honour working for them and they’ve put on an amazing show for the city. Well done guys :)

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3 Queens Liverpool – Day 3

Events, Ships 26 May 15

This was it. The big moment when the 3 Cunard liners Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary 2 all sailed down the Mersey. I’ve been waiting to see this for years. It’s what I’ve been working towards over 8 years at the Cruise Terminal. Iconic moments. History. The biggest maritime event I’ve seen in my lifetime on the Mersey. I imagine we won’t see anything like it for another 25 years when it’s Cunard’s 200th birthday. I’ll be 61 by then.

The day exceeded my expectations. The Red Arrows! Seeing the Biennial’s Dazzle Ferry in amongst it all. So many lovely little bits. Here’s some photos of them.

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8 years of Cunard liners in Liverpool

Featured, Ships 19 May 15

In 2007 the Liverpool Cruise Liner terminal opened with a visit from the Cunard cruise liner the QE2, a ship from my childhood. When the QE2 first came to Liverpool, in 1990, I was there to see it. My parents and I hung out with some photographer friends at the Egremont Ferry pub. It was an experience I’ll never forget. I remember seeing this giant ship turn in the river. It was huge! After seeing the QE2 we retired to the Egremont Ferry pub for chips and to talk about photography. To quote my 2007 blog post;

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Why I take the ferry

Landscapes 9 Mar 15

Why do I take the ferry to work instead of driving through the tunnel, taking the train or being squished onto a bus? I think this photo says it all. I walk along New Brighton prom discussing photo ideas with my wife and then sail across the Mersey on a ferry.

By the time I get to my studio I’ve done half my 10,000 steps to stay fit. I’ve pondered ideas, discussed random stuff with my wife and listened to a podcast. I’ve been inspired by the view and I’m all set for the day.

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