Grand Staircase

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Stefan Christiansson

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I was wondering if there was any decoration on the base of the banister in the middle of the stairs on B-deck and C-deck. The same spot as the Cherub on A-deck and the Chandelier on
D-deck.

Also, did the stairs going down to E-deck look the same as the others, or were they plainer.

How did the stairs going down to the turkish bath on F-deck look?

Are there any photos of the forward grand staircase taken from B-deck, C-deck, E-deck or F-deck? As far as I can remember, I have only seen photos taken from Boat-deck, A-deck and D-deck.
 
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I believe I heard somewhere (I think on another thread) that it has been speculated that there may have been a cherub on the banister of each landing. It could be wrong, but I know I heard this somewhere.

I'm going to go dig up an old thread on the E Deck landing that I remember. I'll post it here as soon as I find it.


Cheers,
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-B.W.
 
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I love the grand staircase. As you know, I'm writing on a new Titanic novel, and I need help answering some questions.

1. Between which decks did the forward grand staircase go?

2. Which type of wood was it made out of?

3. Was the aft grand staircase smaller? And in what way?

From Sweden with love. ;)
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Brian O'Dell

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Boat Deck to E-Deck. The Aft Stair was smaller. It ran from A-Deck to C-Deck. Hope I helped. :D
 
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Diego Uriol

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Hello everybody!
I was wondering if there was actually a painting in front of the forward staircase on A deck as shown in cameron's movie.
Could you help me please?

Best Regards,
Diego
 
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Brian R Peterson

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Hi Diego,

There were large rectangular oil paintings on all the forward GSC landings A - E Decks.

The E Deck stairs narrow with regular square steps leading down to F Deck and the Turkish Baths and Squash Court.

Here is an illustration from "Ghosts of the Abyss"


[Moderator's note: Edited post to remove image, due to copyright issues. JDT]

Best Regards,

Brian
 
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Diego Uriol

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Beautiful illustration Brian, but I mean this:

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Hope you understand me!
Diego
 
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Brian R Peterson

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Hi Diego,

Now what you say makes more sense, I thought you meant the landings where the clock is on Boat Deck, as you can see there were paintings in place of the clock on all decks in the forward staircase.

As for the staircase lobbies themselves, the only solid reference I have ever seen to paintings in this area is the First Class Reception Room on D Deck, aside from that I believe all the lobbies just featured plain paneling.

Best Regards,

Brian
 
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Brian R Peterson

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Hi Michael,

I know its copyrighted, so I added the watermarks.

Best Regards,

Brian
 
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Brian

I know you put up the watermarks, the image however is still not yours to post.

As for the walls facing the staircases, they were not plain panels and except for D Deck, featured carvings and a clock.

Daniel.
 
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>>so I added the watermarks.<<

I understand that. The question however is if you had permission from the copyright holder to use it. If not, then you could find yourself in some really hot water with Atilla the Lawyer. This area can be a real minefield so it pays to do things by ther numbers.
 
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John Atkinson

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I think that is of Britannic's wreck, not Titanic's. Britannic had more of a flat dome, quite like Aquitanias, if you have seen her staircase. Since Britannic had entered service as a Hospital Ship, her interiors were very plain, simple and had exposed pipes and so on.
 
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Emma Bailts

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Hi

How big was the Grand Staircase (how big is the hole in it's place now)?


It's possible, that the answer is already written down on the forum (or maybe even the site) but I couldn't find it.

Thanks
 
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Caroline Mendes Ferreira

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The grand staircase

The grand staircase in my opinion was the most beautiful ship, the Crystal Dome was wonderful passengers could see the light of day. This was the first class staircase between the first and second fireplace. The other was near the aft staircase. Passengers could also get one of the three elevators to get to the dining room, the staircase going up to the upper deck because the deck F deck was 6. The edge made ​​of bronze should be spectacular.

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Titanic Malaysia

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Too bad they don't make ship atriums like they used to, i.e. grand staircase-style... While those grand lobbies in today's massive cruise ships overshadow the ones in Olympic-class liners, with multilevel voids, glass elevators, and a beautiful fountain for instance, they seem to lack the allure of the intricately-designed Titanic staircase... Anyway, let pictures speak for themselves and here are two for your viewing pleasure! :D

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Grand Staircase in the Titanic Branson attraction (source - www.sippycupmom.com)

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The main atrium of Elation, a Carnival Cruise Lines ship (source - Carnival Cruise Lines - Elation Cruise Review by Jim Zim)
 

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