Thursday Doors: Caronia Room, RMS Queen Mary

The awesome Norm from Norm 2.0 has a fun weekly feature called, “Thursday Doors”.  He invites fellow bloggers to share unique and interesting doors that we happen to stumble upon.

I took this photo during my recent trip to California.  This door is the entrance to the “Caronia Room” aboard the RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach, California.

Once used as the third-class cinema, it’s now a banquet room for lack of a better term.  The name “Caronia” stands for a sister ship of the Queen Mary (RMS Caronia, built in 1947).  The Caronia unfortunately did not survive its grandeur and was sold for scrap in 1974.  It was being towed to Taiwan to be disasembled when its fate was further sealed when it was caught in a severe storm.  Having the tow-lines cut resulted in the ship continuously crashing against a rocky breakwall in Guam.  The Caronia eventually broke into three sections.

Well!  Back to the doors! Art Deco is prevalent throughout the Queen Mary, including the doors to the Caronia Room.  The woodwork and glass inlay are stunning.  I’m happy that there is a room dedicated to the RMS Caronia.  The beautiful doors are a silent tribute to that lovely ship.

 

  9 comments for “Thursday Doors: Caronia Room, RMS Queen Mary

  1. May 23, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Lovely door and great history. Thanks

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    • May 23, 2019 at 1:05 pm

      Why thank you, Dan. That’s really nice of you to say. Cher xo

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  2. May 23, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    This one is a beauty. I’m not 100% sure but it looks like mahogany. Love the colour 🙂

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    • May 23, 2019 at 3:15 pm

      Thank you, Norm! I think you are right about the mahogany. I love the color too! Did you know that the Queen Mary was built with 56 types of wood! And six of those are now extinct, so the QM is one of the only places to actually see them now. How can you tell I love that ship? LOL Cher xo

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  3. May 23, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    You had me at “Art Deco.” 🙂

    janet

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    • May 23, 2019 at 4:31 pm

      I know what you mean, Janet! Thank you! Cher xo

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  4. May 23, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Is it just me or does it have a haunted feeling?

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    • May 23, 2019 at 6:28 pm

      *biggest grin ever* It certainly is not just you my dear. Yes, it sure does! If you are interested, I’d be more than happy to share some findings: thechicagofiles@gmail.com 🙂 🙂 Cher xo

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  5. May 24, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    Cool door. I like doors to auditoriums and theaters.

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