Friday, July 6, 2012

A Royal Visit



Now tell me, would you think that was an apartment building at the end of this street?



Well that's what I thought yesterday too! 





Until we got closer and realized it wasn't all a building.



It was a cruise ship visiting Halifax for the day.


But not just any ole cruise ship.



 It was Her Majesty herself!





29 comments:

  1. I remember going around the original Queen Mary in Southampton docks when I was a kid and being amazed at her size however this lovely newer ship must surely be more impressive.

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    1. That would have been a great experience to see the 'original'! I love to watch these giants come into the harbour here and also leave....it takes quite a while for them to maneuver in and out.

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  2. Look at the size of this! Wow, amazing! An apartment building floating on water.

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    1. Yes Martha. Essentially they are sea/ocean apartment buildings.

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  3. It can be a great way to vacation and see exotic ports, such as Halifax.
    They are pretty huge.

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    1. Halifax...exotic! I've never thought of that label before for this little, humble city. But I suppose, it would be exotic to some.

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  4. If you've seen one old queen, you've seen them all!
    But I've never seen one with her own boat.
    m.

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    1. cool answer....

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    2. Well Mark and others, you have obviously missed out on having a Queen rule your country!!! And learn all this history. Don't worry Mark, I could take this in another direction but hey it's summer and no time for that stuff!! lol

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  5. WOW look at the price of gas....one more thing to make me miss NS.

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    1. That's not fair! You have me wondering where you live. Must be in England or Europe.....you LOVE this don't you Anon?!

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    2. OH not that far away....Montreal for now...planning to return to NS when hubby retires..(gets downsized)

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    3. I didn't realize our gas was cheaper than Quebec's!

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    1. LOL! As you know Debra, it takes one ole Queen to recognize another in a flash!!!

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    1. We used to be able to get a lot closer to these ships but since 911 security has tightened.
      Still from afar it is great to see.

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    1. Queen Mary was the present Queen Elizabeth's grandmother. We Canadians grew up with this history as the Queen remains to be the figurehead leader of our country.....only in writing of course....she has absolutely no power in Canada....we 'keep her' because a lot of us like her.

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    1. Hi Linda, it was huge! I love it when these ships come to port.

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  10. Awesome!! That must have been a sight to behold!

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    1. It was Janet! You never get used to their size!

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    1. Holy smoley, you ain't kiddin! lol

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  12. How funny! She very big, isn't she?

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    1. Yes she is BIG! Her namesake was a tall thin woman,FYI.

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  13. Beautiful ship and gorgeous sky for a backdrop!

    Can't believe the price of gas, ouch! That's a liter, right?

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    1. Yes, per litre. It went up yesterday to 122./litre. Now that would be over $5.00 a gallon in US measure. Double ouch!!

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