Travel theme: Below

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.

Life In Camelot - Travel theme: Below

I particularly enjoy the juxtaposition between the ancient world and the modern in both these photos.

Life In Camelot, Travel theme - Below

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.

Life in Camelot - Travel theme: Below

Life in Camelot - Travel theme: Below

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.

Life In Camelot, Travel theme: below

Fellow cruisers straggle back to Queen Mary 2 after sightseeing in the tropical heat of St Thomas.

Life in Camelot, Travel theme: below

It’s awfully nice to be back on board with a drink in hand, the sky above and the sea below.

Life In Camelot, Travel theme: below

Some of Queen Mary’s crew and performers get a different perspective from above as they take farewell photos of another island paradise.

Life in Camelot, Travel theme: below

Another day, another dock and we find that poverty and opulence share the ports in the Caribbean, particularly Dominica.

Life in Camelot, Travel theme: below

Queen Mary 2 dwarfs the breakwater below on St Lucia.

Life in Camelot, Travel Theme: below

Costa Fortuna holds her own against QM2 in St Kitts…

Life in Camelot, Travel Theme: below

… but there can only be one winner – her majesty, Queen Mary 2.

God bless all those who sail her, above deck and below.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. It’s so true that what does not exist from below eye level rarely gets seen or noticed!
    Love this take of seeing the world from a different perspective –
    Aren’t those liners huge! 🙂

    1. Thanks Linda, and yes they are huge, but once on board it’s like being in a floating city.

  2. NOT TELLING says:

    The guy in the blue striped polo looks fantastic

    1. I believe him to be a notorious cruiser.

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