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Pool over library?

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 7 May 2013 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

...What doesn't show in this image is that the library is on two floors, the one you see beneath the pool and another below it.

Energy-Efficient Window
Across the fleet we have applied window films that are specially glazed to prevent solar heat from penetrating, thereby reducing the amount of air conditioning needed to cool the ship, thereby saving energy. On Celebrity Solstice, the glass windows are specially manufactured to prevent the amount of solar heat from penetrating the area. The glazing of the windows allows for natural light to enter the ship while filtering 99.9 percent of UV rays. This feature also protects our interiors and furnishings from sun damage and helps cut back on future waste.

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January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.

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GJC from Kyoto, Japan

How glamorous. I think it would be hard to get off this ship! Seems like it has everything one could want to do.

7 May 2013 5:52am

@GJC: Well, home does beckon after a while. <grin>

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice shot and no damp books either Judy !

7 May 2013 6:44am

@Doug: I was amazed when I saw where the pool was located. ;D

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld (Old West Wales Boy), Germany

Very posh and pretty amazing,what a massive ship !!

7 May 2013 8:58am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Crikey, a floating city!

7 May 2013 11:40am

Don from Spokane, United States

You had a great viewpoint to get this interesting picture of the relationship between the pool and the library floors beneath. Amazing construction.

7 May 2013 2:58pm

@Don: Thanks, Don ... it was amazing.

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Very dramatic design and photo. They must have a lot of confidence that the pool will never spring a serious leak!

7 May 2013 3:26pm

@Rick: I agree ... they must have some super kind of lining beneath that pool! ;D

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

You have really captured the design element of the ship in this image.

7 May 2013 5:43pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you, Ruthie ... and did you see the man in the glass elevator?

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautiful birdseye view in this shot Judy! Well done! ;-)

7 May 2013 6:29pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Looks like a great place to chill with a good book - or The Good Book, either one. ;-)

7 May 2013 7:16pm

@B. Thomas: Amen to that! ;D

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Makes my Royal Yacht shots look positively tatty . ;> )

7 May 2013 7:59pm

@Jeff: Oh, no, Jeff ... totally different! ;D

Carol from Leamington, Canada

A lovely spot to just cosy down and read a book... beautiful!

7 May 2013 8:40pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Interesting way to enjoy a good book! I read the thing about the window glazing with much interest also; we had that done to the east, west and south windows of our home a couple of months ago - it's making a big, big difference in heating/cooling bills and comfort in general already. Plus it was amazingly inexpensive.

7 May 2013 11:09pm

@Viewfinder: Very interesting, Glenn ... I've very curious about the glazing you had done. Email some info if you get a chance; we'd appreciate it. Our electric isn't bad, but some of our double-paned windows have lost their seals. ;(

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

Wow! It looks like it would be a wonderful view sitting at those couches, but I think I wouldn't swim in the pool on top! I'd feel like some zoo exhibit,manatee or something,hahaha!:)

8 May 2013 2:48am

@tyan: Ha, ha ... just know there are no underwater windows, so if you stay underwater you can't be 'seen'. <grin>

L'angevine from Angers, France

mon regard se plonge direct

8 May 2013 9:29am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This is a great one, I like the tall shot and I like the idea - pool over library!!! Library looks very stylish!

8 May 2013 11:10am

franz from Baden, Austria

a floating library ... what a cool idea for a day on the ocean !

8 May 2013 11:45am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Lovely place to sit for coffee

8 May 2013 10:12pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great impression of size, must be the effect of all that glass.

9 May 2013 8:58am

Abena from Illinois, United States

That is fantastic protecting you guys inside, and the architecture is brilliant ! I can't get my bearing of how the pool is there but the dynamic of it is fantastic.

9 May 2013 9:04pm

@Abena: I was amazed at the view as we went to the elevator. I knew where the library floors were, but never envisioned the pool being directly above them. ;D

Sharon Pleasants from Monroe, Louisiana, United States

There is so much to see in this one shot! Excellently presented, Judy. I'm especially intrigued by the individuals sitting in their chairs reading.

13 May 2013 3:35am

FUJIFILM FinePix HS30EXR
1/160 second
F/3.2
ISO 100
6 mm

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