Friday, 16 March 2012

Awesome Titanic Pictures!

2012 marks a hundred years since the Titanic sank, and being from Southampton, I'm eager to see how the city treats this anniversary (the new museum is looking good already). More than half of the 2,200 passengers died, and everyone in Southampton knew someone that had perished, an extraordinary statistic. In the last few weeks, sonar images of the wreckage have been released, giving an incredible and unique perspective on the ship. The Titanic was only discovered in 1985, and it stretches nearly five miles across the ocean floor. Apparently, in the area around the wreckage, nicknamed “hell’s kitchen”, broken china, cutlery and pots and pans remain there, almost frozen in time.

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