home . index . vimeo . instagram

Queen Mary Chill

Long Beach
November 22, 2015

< < previous | next > >

At first, it was hard to get in the mood for wintry Christmas when it's close to 90 degrees outside. But stepping into the rooms where the ice sculptures told Dickens' Christmas Carol, we found the spirit of cold.

Someone said that Chinese ice sculptors did the carving work here. It was really quite impressive, the pictures don't do it justice. And something about it being so bitterly cold made it all the more dramatic, since it felt like we were in danger.

Later, clambering around on deck, trying to feel the romance of those Atlantic crossings, and thinking about the fact that the Queen Mary has now spent more years sitting in concrete at a Long Beach pier than it spent crossing the ocean.