Queen Mary 2
5 February 2007
Yesterday the Queen Mary 2 arrived in San Francisco. I walked down to the shore to watch and was stunned at the number of people who turned out to welcome her in. It was all the more surprising given that the Super Bowl was on. My excuse was that I don't have a TV (nor do I intend to get one). Given the crowds, it seemed like nobody else in San Francisco has a TV either.
The Queen Mary 2 is either "freakin huge" or "jupiterian", I'm not sure which (inside joke). She was escorted into the bay by a fireboat and a swarm of helicopters. Fitting her under the Golden Gate Bridge is only possible at low tide. I took some photographs, then stitched them together using JPG Video. The result looked a bit static, so I did some calculations then cropped each frame manually to produce a panning/zooming effect.
P.S. Have I been taking too much LDS, or is this the street where Dr. Gillian Taylor picked up Kirk and Spock?