Sea Views: A Photographic Retrospective of Cunard’s Rich History
As a lover of travel and photography, I was thrilled to learn about Cunard’s latest exhibition, Sea Views, curated by British photographer and filmmaker Mary McCartney. This exhibit celebrates two centenaries: Cunard’s introduction of onboard photography one hundred years ago, and their first World Voyage on the RMS Laconia.
The exhibition showcases a stunning collection of never-before-seen images that take viewers on a journey of 100 years of ocean travel. McCartney combed through the Cunard archives and also included images submitted by guests, resulting in a fascinating retrospective of life over the century.
The photographs in Sea Views not only capture Hollywood stars and politicians who graced the decks of Cunard ships, but also showcase historic automobiles gracing Cunard’s dock, a vintage boxing ring set up on deck showing a by-gone boxing tournament, and a gilded age parade of fashion on a staircase straight out of Downton Abbey. Additionally, the exhibit features poignant images of troops walking onboard Cunard’s Queen Mary during the Second World War, as well as Sir Winston Churchill operating the controls on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth.
Explore the Sea Views exhibit online at www.CunardSeaViews.com and be transported back in time. Imagine yourself on board these majestic ships and experiencing the grandeur and luxury of ocean travel. This exhibition is truly a celebration of the history of Cunard and the evolution of travel over the past century.
I highly recommend taking the time to explore Sea Views and immersing yourself in the stunning photography and rich history of Cunard’s ocean liners. Congratulations to Mary McCartney and Cunard on this incredible achievement!