Opera House debut for Queen Mary 2

//Opera House debut for Queen Mary 2

QM2_sydney_S.jpgNo, the Sydney Opera House has not been extended with a new wing, that dark shape at the right of the picture above is the bow of Cunard liner Queen Mary 2..
The photograph was only possible because instead of using her usual berth at the Garden Island naval base, the ship docked for the first time at the city’s Circular Quay.
QM2, which has spent the past 22 days circumnavigating Australia, might have been able to get close to the iconic Opera House, but there’s still no way her big red funnel is going to squeeze under the Harbour Bridge.

Picture by James Morgan

By | 2017-06-15T15:59:53+00:00 7 March 2012|Cruise Destinations|2 Comments

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  1. Philip Hurst 8 March 2012 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    Puzzling comment, John. The Harbour Bridge lies to the west of the Opera House, and Circular Quay, where Queen Mary was berthed, lies between them, so there is nothing but 100 yards of water between the ship and the Opera House.

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