Circling the Queen Mary: A Riveting View

This is our entry in Dutch goes the Photo!’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Circle.

After years of service, the ocean liner RMS Queen Mary became obsolete and was converted to a permanent exhibit/hotel in Long Beach, California. We spent a night there before sailing to Hawaii on a Carnival Cruise. The Queen Mary is a photographer’s paradise. One of the photos we took while on board shows the lines of circular rivets down the side of the ship. It was taken from the porthole in our stateroom.

This photo was taken on January 18, 2014. Specs are:

Olympus TG-1, ISO 400, f/4.9, 1/15 sec, 18mm.


3 thoughts on “Circling the Queen Mary: A Riveting View”

    1. Thank you. We didn’t measure the rivets ourselves, but International Diving Services performed a marine engineering survey of the Queen Mary in 1992, including visually inspecting and measuring a sample of rivet heads on the external hull. Their published report stated that these inspected rivet heads, some severely corroded, measured approximately 1.75 inches in diameter. The photo and my memory make the rivets seem larger, but I will believe the experts. 😀


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