August 10, 2012

A Walk in Time: Titanic 100 years Festival

"A Walk in Time" series takes us today to the beautiful city of Belfast in Northern Ireland where its most famous creation, "Titanic" was commemorated in an extended annual festival from 31 March to 22 April 2012 and the inauguration of the world's largest Titanic visitor attraction.  We visited the city before this event, but even then, there were different and nice interesting informative boards around downtown all related to the Titanic and the Belfast city, which we would like to share today:

RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City, US. 

The sinking of Titanic caused the deaths of 1,502 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history.  The Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time of her maiden voyage and she was built by the Hardland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

Titanic was the second of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line and on her maiden voyage, she carried 2,224 passengers and crew.

By April 1912 the Titanic was ready for trials and sailed into the Irish Sea.  The trials were successful.

The Titanic left Belfast for Southampton at 10:00 pm on April 2, 1912.

Titanic has played a prominent role in popular culture ever since her sinking.  The disaster has inspired numerous books, plays, films, songs, poems and works of art, and has lent itself to a great variety of interpretations of its significance, meaning and legacy.

The T-shirt says: "Titanic - It was alright when it left here"

The city of Belfast is the capital of, and the largest city in Northern Ireland.  By population, it is the fourteenth largest city in the United Kingdom and second largest on the island of Ireland.  

The city of Belfast has approximately a population of 267,500 and lies at the heart of the Belfast urban area.  If you have the opportunity to travel nearby, do visit this beautiful city.

Source:  Wikipedia: Titanic
             RMS Titanic

I hope you liked this trip back in time, thank you for reading us.  If you would like to read the previous "A Walk in Time series" posts, the list is here:

1) Flea Market at Tynemouth Railway Station

2) Medieval Shop in Tallin

3) Prison of War in Edinburgh  

Have a wonderful weekend,


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