Decks 7, 8 and 9
Decks 7, 8 and 9 are residential decks, with no public rooms. As a result, they appear broadly similar but it was only on closer inspection that I noticed the difference.
Whilst taking a look at the photograph collections, I spotted the themes. Here on Deck 9, there’s a broad Hollywood theme going on. Film and theatre settings provide the backdrop to so many of the images, which feature a glamorous lifestyle.
Speaking of glamorous lifestyle, though, brings me to another, more mundane but essential feature on several of these decks: the laundrettes. Well equipped and free of charge, they are well used and it’s a rare sight to find an empty one as I did this morning!
The are furnished with a couple of chairs and a TV set for those who prefer to watch something more interesting than a load of washing going round in the machine! There is also a really good steam iron and a small – no, tiny! – ironing board, which demands patience when ironing anything larger than a handkerchief
But moving onto more leisurely pursuits and to Deck 8 where the theme of the photographic collection is focused on the beach.
So many delightful images which bring a smile!
Sweet families in exotic locations.
Deck 7 is a little more serious with an automotive theme – classic cars and elegant drivers of course but occasionally, something a little off the wall…
Now, having noticed the differing themes for each deck, I needed to return to our own, Deck 12 and see what’s what there, didn’t I?
At first sight, it too is a beach theme, but all the photographs are of water related activities: surfing, swimming, boating.
And now I’ve spotted the themes, I’ll take better note of where I am!