Meeting a big fat lady in Old Portsmouth

We met a new neighbour this week. She’s the biggest ship the Royal Navy have ever built.  As she made her maiden entrance into Portsmouth harbour at 7.10am on a rather dull Wednesday morning we began to get a sense of her size.

HMS Queen Elizabeth enters Portsmouth HarbourAugust2017.jpg

The crew do their thingAugust2017-2.jpg

The ship is impressive whatever angle it’s viewed fromAugust2017-3.jpg

We can see it from our flat – just. The row of helicopters centre left on this photo are parked on the ship’s deck. August2017-5.jpg

Of course this maiden entrance was made with something of a show.August2017


About anomiepete

South Londoner struggling with life, art and photography.
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2 Responses to Meeting a big fat lady in Old Portsmouth

  1. Catherine says:

    Excellent photographs, as ever, and an imposing vessel. My problem is that ever since I watched a recent documentary I shudder at the thought of all the detritus these ships leave in our seas.

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    • anomiepete says:

      I see where you’re coming from Catherine. I gave up worrying about such things some years ago when I read that one government department in Nothern Ireland was promoting energy conservation while another was simaultainiously helping fund city centre offices keeping their lights on into the late evening to make the centre more attractive. Go figure!


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