As I sit at my laptop its just passed 11:40pm; the time 100 years ago (well close to as its the 15th here in Melbourne, while its the 14th in the Atlantic where Titanic sunk) that the great liner titanic on its maiden voyage hit an iceberg on its journey from England to New York.
There have been plenty of events around the world to mark the occasion and in a previous post I discussed options for seeing the Titanic up close – from below in the lead up to the anniversary . For many the reruns on TV of the Titanic movie, news James Cameron’s recent submersible down to the wreckage or going out to see the
IMAX movie Ghosts of the Abyss might have to suffice.
All of which make me want to get up close and see the site where Titanic sunk. Given the number of c events, cruises and renewed interest in the story I’m expecting this year we’ll be hearing much more about the titanic.
The legend of Titanic always makes me think of adventure and exploration as well as great loss and poor planning and the inescapable power of nature that lurks around every corner. We all have our Titanic fix one way or another – whats yours?
- Moment of silence held at site of Titanic tragedy (telegraph.co.uk)
- 100 year anniversary of Titanic sinking 4/15/2012: Full Titanic passenger list (examiner.com)
- Events around the world mark Titanic centenary (foxnews.com)
- Titanic: The World Remembers (rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Are You Ready to Go Back to Titanic? (aarp.org)
- Cameron on Titanic: “Death in slow motion” (cbsnews.com)