If you've ever traveled on a modern cruise ship, you have surely seen the beautiful decor. The lights in the image above are in the Centrum of Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas. What you don't see in the image that these lights are above Deck 7 and shine all the way down through Decks 6, 5, and 4 to Deck 3 of this gorgeous ship.
Of course, you have wondered how those light bulbs are changed, haven't you? OK, maybe you haven't. But, on a port day when I stayed on board, I got pictures of the answer to that question:
Here is the maintenance "bridge" that is suspended from the ceiling and extended across the Centrum and over the brass rails of the balconies.
Then, it all becomes quite simple: just reach up, unscrew the light bulb.... :)
How many of these brave men are needed for this project? I counted five including those who helped place the bridge and stood by for safety as the bulbs were changed.
Here is the view from one deck below the action. And, there are three more decks below me.
So, if you're ever on a cruise ship and someone asks, "I wonder how they change those light bulbs," you know the answer.
These images were taken with my Canon 50D. The outdoor and indoor lighting and distances were handled so beautifully with this camera.