Hi, does anyone know of any known photographs of The Olympics 1930's lime green grand staircase? I was really curious whether or not they painted all the beautiful wood over with the that ugly coat of lime green like the tiles they have for sale on ebay.
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Some of the colour renderings posted earlier make the staircase look like a garish lime sorbet. I did a little photoshopping of my own and I think the stairs would have looked like this. Not terribly bright, but an airy conservatory-esque feel.
You're quite right Michael. No matter what, it looks terrible... Could you imagine being in rough seas, in the middle of summer, after a bad dinner, and have to walk up that thing?! That's probably the real reason for scrapping her; She smelled of vomit!
>>I suppose White Star were just trying to keep up with the times and "Art Deco" style of the day. Still ghastly in my opinion.<<
I don't think you'll find a lot of people who disagree with that. Unfortunately, the tastes and expectations of the day were changing so it was either keep up with the competition or lose trade. There wasn't and awful lot they could have done with the ship without a major refit.