Monday, 25 April 2011

Seated in Brunel's SS Great Britain - Thematic Photography

Over Easter we visited the SS Great Britain at the Great Western Dockyard in Bristol. The ship sits in the dry dock where the ship was built, and launched in 1843.

In the First Class Dining Saloon there are some special seats.

The benches have hinged backs which make the them reversible - they can face the table for meals or the centre of saloon during a concert.

These are a bit of a contrast with the contents of a First Class cabin:

And with the accommodation in steerage:

Check out more seating arrangements at Carmi's thematic-photographic - please be seated


Bish Denham said...

Wow! Pretty awesome. Not sure I'd want to be steerage though.

Karen S. said...

This reminds me of the Maritime Museum in Duluth...except for the first photo...what an amazing place...nice photos for the TP theme!

Max said...

Love the comparison between first class and steerage, thanks for that peek into the past. And that dining saloon is beautiful.

lailani said...

Very nice! :)