On my last cruise I took numerous photos from angles below the intended subjects; so I share some of these with you as they fit in nicely with Where’s My Backpack’s latest travel theme: below.
We flew from Melbourne to London and spent a week looking up at all the sights, including Cleopatra’s Needle and St Paul’s Cathedral, before boarding QM2 for our Trans Atlantic crossing to New York.
I particularly enjoy the juxtaposition between the ancient world and the modern in both these photos.
We spent one day in New York (docked at Brooklyn) and I fell in love with the brownstones and their 3 stories including one below ground level.
We reboarded QM2, leaving the below-zero temperatures behind and headed to the warmth and tranquility of the Caribbean islands including St Thomas, Dominica, St Lucia, Barbados and St Kitts.
Fellow cruisers straggle back to Queen Mary 2 after sightseeing in the tropical heat of St Thomas.
It’s awfully nice to be back on board with a drink in hand, the sky above and the sea below.
Some of Queen Mary’s crew and performers get a different perspective from above as they take farewell photos of another island paradise.
Another day, another dock and we find that poverty and opulence share the ports in the Caribbean, particularly Dominica.
Queen Mary 2 dwarfs the breakwater below on St Lucia.
Costa Fortuna holds her own against QM2 in St Kitts…
… but there can only be one winner – her majesty, Queen Mary 2.
God bless all those who sail her, above deck and below.