A picture worth a thousand words

It seems as though we barely got through the holiday season, and now spring is knocking on our door.

For many of us, spring will be bringing new things. Maybe a new job, the arrival of a new baby, (Or in my case, 2 babies) or a trip to a destination where you always wanted to go.

However, this spring, for many, it will bring a time to remember. On April 15, 2012, it will be the 100th year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The "Ship of Dreams" that ended in chaos and heartache.

Photograph by Flickr member Cliff1066

The ship departed on April 10th, 1912, from Southhampton, England, and started to make its way to New York City. There were 2,223 passengers on board. Four days into its journey, the ship struck an iceberg. The Titanic sank at 2:20 am, on April 15, 1912. 1,517 lives were lost that night.

Photo from flickr member Encyclopedia Titanica

The Titanic is always something that has fascinated me, much in the way the Halifax Explosion fascinates me. there is so much history, so many stories that were lost. I have been to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic many times, and the Titanic exhibit is always the one that keeps me lingering.

I was recently exploring retronaut and found a collection of amazing photographs from the Titanic. It was really amazing to be able to look at the collection of photographs taken during those four days. The images are all of survivors, taken while in the lifeboats, and then once they reached safety. Take the time to have a look. They are worth a thousand words.

To see this Gallery on Retronaut, click here.