Last week an exciting new feature was added to the Cunard Queens website: The interactive photo gallery went live! Within less than 5 days, over 1,000 photos were posted, and that without specifically advertising the launch. I am so impressed! It seems the gallery responds to the need for an easy-to-use platform that allows Cunard fans to share the wealth of photos they’ve been hoarding in their cupboards and on their hard drives. I am sure there are some real gems out there that want posting!
Scott, the owner of the Cunard Queens websites commented on the growing interest in the gallery and why he hopes that by the galleries will become a photo-journal of the Cunard Queens’ lifes:
” For Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth (the originals) there are just too many unanswered questions about the interiors and social life that a single photo could answer. Or take QE2: There are perhaps hundred of photos of the Queens Room, but what was it like to enter the room from the doors next to the stage. What was that space like? Amazingly I didn’t take any pictures of that either… who did?”
Scott gave me another example how photos can help to achieve a better understanding of the development and history of the ocean liners: “How about the shell doors on 5 deck aft of QE2 where crew would relax…. it looks just like the area on ‘R’ deck aft on QM back in the 50s …. So the pictures not only show how different QE2 was but they also define the continuity of the original queens… they lived inside QE2. She is a direct descendant of them. Even in her stern, the geneology is present. But what are ships without people? It’s the people that give them life. And to that end their stories are not complete without the perspective of both passengers and crew. Already people have generously and gladly contributed, so this is really their story and their site.
Please come and browse through the galleries. You don’t need a login for browsing, but if you wish to post your own photos, you must register first. If you need assistance or have a question regarding the galleries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Browsing and Posting!