Titanic

Marking the centenary year of the launching of the legendary liner, the Titanic Exhibition in Belfast has been three years in the making; exactly the same length of time that it took for the ship to be built. The exhibition is housed in a specially designed building, reflecting the ship, and constructed on the very same spot as Titanic was built 100 years ago.

Part of the Titanic window in Belfast City Hall

The city was known as Boom Town Belfast at the beginning of the 20th century with it’s famous Harland and Wolff shipyard, the perfect location to build the biggest ship in the world.

The whistle has blown and it is time to get to work in the bowels of the ship.

Launch day dawns, and is greeted by hundreds of excited spectators. The launch is shown on film in exactly the same spot as it happened 100 years ago.

A birds eye view of the interior of the new building which has nine galleries including the Fit-Out: The Maiden Voyage: The Sinking: The Aftermath: Myths and Legends: Titanic Beneath – shows a journey to the bottom of the sea where she still lies in her watery grave.

On her maiden voyage at 23.40 on 14th April 1912 Titanic struck an iceberg; 2½ hours later all was silent.  

She sank beneath the waves with the loss of over 1500 lives.

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11 comments

  1. Wow! Are these your illustrations?

    1. Well, they are all taken with my little point and shoot camera, if that is what you mean.

      1. cleverly manipulated

      2. Manipulated with help from picmonkey.

  2. Spectacular post, Rosemary!!

    1. Glad you enjoyed it Kate.

  3. What a beautiful post. I love the images.

    1. Thank you Andra – the building was incredibly photogenic and the exhibition has proved to be extremely popular.

  4. studio6464 · · Reply

    Beautiful l Post, thank you! I used to have a company in the 80s called The Titanic Design Company, the name served us very well. Your work is superb BTW

    1. Good name for a company – glad you enjoyed the post – thank you.

      1. studio6464 · ·

        Yes very enjoyable post. The choice of name was not intended to be disrespectful, ( we weren’t insurers ) but it was memorable and helped elevate a small partnership into a group of Companies with billings of £3.5 million pa in the 80s. Keep up the good work!

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