28 January 2017 sees the world premiere of the 360° Panorama “TITANIC – The Promise of Modernity” by Yadegar Asisi in the Panometer Leipzig. With a scale of 1:1, the panoramic image covers an area of approximately 3,500 square metres, leading visitors to the sunken wreck of the RMS Titanic, 3,800 metres below the surface of the North Atlantic. Continue reading »
Construction of Titanic began on March 31, 1909 when designer James Andrews laid the first keel plate in the Harland & Wolff Shipyards Belfast, Ireland. Continue reading »
It is 100 years since the ill-fated British passenger liner, the RMS Titanic, collided with an iceberg that resulted in around 1514 deaths. Now the journey of the doomed ship is being retraced aboard the MS Balmoral to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the liner. The Titanic Memorial cruise is a 12-night voyage with the same number of 1,309 passengers excluding the crew aboard the MS Balmoral. Included in the passenger list are relatives of the survivors, historians and authors apart from people fascinated by the Titanic story.
To recreate the environment, meals provided on the cruise are from the Titanic’s original menu. There will also be a five-piece Grupetto band from Belgium hired by the organisers to play era style music in honour of the Titanic’s musicians who are said to have played until the ship sank. The cruise from Southampton however left two days earlier than the Titanic as it cannot steam as fast as the latter. The ship will trace the same path as the Titanic that is, via Cherbourg in north-west France and Cobh on the south coast of County Cork, Ireland, to exactly the spot where the liner sank 100 years ago.
Newlyweds Mary Beth Crocker Dearing (L) and Tom Dearing of Newport, Kentucky pose while wearing period costume before boarding the Titanic Memorial Cruise in Southampton, England April 8, 2012. The cruise is to retrace the voyage of the ill-fated Titanic liner, which hit an iceberg and sank 100 years ago on April 15, 1912. (Reuters) Continue reading »
Titanic Artifacts To Go To Highest Bidder At 100-Year Anniversary Auction: Who Will Buy $189 Million Collection?
The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage from England to the United States, killing over 1,500 of its 2,200 passengers on board. As the 100-year anniversary draws near, interest in the ship is peaking.
The bidding for the largest ever sale of Titanic artifacts closed on Monday and the winner is set to be announced at a press conference on April 11. The auction contains more than 5,500 items recovered between 1987 and 2004 from the final resting place of the Titanic, over 12,000 feet below the Atlantic Ocean.
A pocket watch recovered from the RMS Titanic is on display during the Titanic Auction preview by Guernsey’s Auction House. (Reuters) Continue reading »
The April 2012 edition of National Geographic magazine features the first ever complete views of the wreck of the Titanic, made from thousands of high-resolution images, in its current state on the seafloor
Ethereal views of Titanic’s bow (modelled) offer a comprehensiveness of detail never seen before. (Modeling by Stefan Fichtel / © 2012 RMS TITANIC, INC; Produced by AIVL, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute) Continue reading »
As the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic approaches — it struck an iceberg on April 15, 1912 — a plethora of memorials and events are planned. There are Titanic cruises that will follow the path of the ill-fated ocean liner; an exhibition at the National Geographic Museum in Washington; a touring artifact exhibit in the U.S.; the re-release of James Cameron’s blockbuster “Titanic” in 3D; an auction of items recovered from the sunken ship; a new Sea City museum in the English port of Southampton, where Titanic picked up passengers and began its final voyage; and the opening of the world’s largest “Titanic experience” in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
A poster advertises the RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage. (The New York Times) Continue reading »
Old photographs, reconstructed suites, letters from victims and many original artifacts from the sunken Titanic are on display at Hans Christian Andersen Castle of Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen. “Titanic – The Exhibition” was opened to visitors in Denmark on April 10, 2011 and will run until Dec. 30.
A 1912 advert for the Titanic. (© Claes-Göran Wetterholms) Continue reading »
A necklace once worn by a passenger on the ill-fated ocean liner the Titanic has been stolen from a traveling exhibit in Copenhagen. The necklace was stolen Saturday during opening hours at the exhibit hall in Tivoli park in the centre of the Danish capital, and the thief or thieves had gotten away without tripping the alarm system. (AP / Yahoo) Continue reading »
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