When did the great ship exactly sink? On April 14, 1912, at 11:40 pm sharp, the Titanic collided with an iceberg. Only 2 hours and 40 minutes later the ship had perished and sunk to the bottom of the ocean.
The expo hall in Brussels (Heysel)
At the entrance I got this copy of a boarding pass. It was on the name of a certain Arthur Larned Ryerson who travelled with his wife, 3 children and a maid. It was a strange feeling.
a picture of the sunken ship and two replicas
This photo shows how big the Titanic was,
One of the various sitting rooms
The corridor leading to the first class cabins
First class cabin replica
3rd class cabin. Apparently compared to other shipping companies, they were quite nice and comfortable
In showcases we could see the items which had been saved and brought up from the depth of the ocean ground.
a wash basin in porcelain already with a water mixer
One of the big copper coffee pots with a porcelain pot inside
One of the candle holders
A vest of a suit which was surprisingly so well conserved
as well as a chef's cap if you think that both were laying in salt water for 102 years, probably well protected in a drawer or suitcase.
There was not a lot of jewellery on display, which surprised me, as I know that the ladies from the first class were decorated like Christmas trees for supper.
There were also well conserved postcards, here one destined for Sweden and one for Belgium. There were many other items, but I couldn't take pictures.
A picture of the wreck, how it looks today
The saddest item was an iceberg in real ice so that you could feel the cold, with prints and scratches of desperate people who tried to find something to hold on.
At the exit was a souvenir shop ! Not many people in there. Who wants to wear a Titanic T-shirt or drink out of a cup with the sunken ship ?
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