On sweet golden wood decked in yellow
Is my love of ochre from you?
A fantasy glimpsed in old posters
A place where poor children are few… 65 more words
Any history buff or liner enthusiast will be familiar with the names of some of the world’s greatest ships. Titanic, Lusitania, Queen Mary, Normandie and United States are just some of these great vessels that have gone down in history as either tragic disasters or triumphs of engineering. 2,259 more words
Title: SS Aquitania, White Star Line
Date: Between 1914 and 1920
Photographer: Detroit Publishing Co.
RMS Aquitania was a Cunard Line ocean liner designed by Leonard Peskett and built by John Brown & Company in Clydebank, Scotland. 3,184 more words
For roughly one hundred years, from the mid-1800s through the 1950s, luxurious ocean liners lured travelers to exotic locales, themselves floating masterpieces of sophistication and the latest technological innovations. 44 more words
Today, I mark the anniversary of something that is actually younger than myself! It was 50 years ago today — September 20, 1967 — that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II christened the ship that would bear her name at the John Brown & Company shipyards in Clydebank, Scotland. 6,440 more words