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August 5, 2009

Aboard the Titanic ...

O.k. so I know that I've been absent for a while and I promise to try to do better now that the nausea is slowing down. So the next few posts will be out of chronoligcal order, but I'll be sure to explain.

On the 4th of July George and I went to Atlanta to the Aquarium. OMG! (To sound like my niece ...) It was so amazing! It was definately crowded, but I love zoos and aquariums so for the most part it was great (a few people kept bumping me and elbowing me and George was getting a little over protective, but baby belly and I both survived!)

The part that I loved the most was that we got tickets to see the Titanic exhibit. The Titanic exhibition tells the story of the fated Titanic through authentic artifacts and hands-on interactive experiences. It was amazing to look at all of those items. There were more than 190 items on display that had been brought to the surface from the wreckage. It was a very awe-inspiring collection. From a crate-load of bowls that came to rest of the ocean floor without a single dish breaking to the clothing and personal affects of various passengers aboard. There were rooms that were recreated to show what the rooms and bunkers looked like. Throughout the exhibit there were the stories of so many of the people and how they happened to be on the ship that day (one person had given up a ticket on a previous ship to someone trying to get home on an emergency).

What brought the tragedy to life for me was that upon entering the exhibit each person was given a "boarding pass" with the name and information of an actual passenger on the ship. When you get to the end of the exhibit the final wall is covered from top to bottom with the passenger list from first-class to crew. Each category was divided by surviors and persished. It was humbling to see that the high the social class the higher the survivor rate. Each person is encourage to see what happened to "them" or the person listed on the boarding pass. In from of us was a family mixed with adults and children and it was humbling to watch them each go forward to see what their fate was. By luck of the draw, slightly more than half had perished. It was quiet for a moment as the family stood together pondering that reality.

I encourage you to check out RMS Titanic, Inc. to see when this great exhibit will be near you ...

Until our next cup of tea ...

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Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Good to see your post! and that you and baby are doing well.

Was that Titanic exhibit at the ATL aquarium?

Blessings & Aloha!

Spanish Princess said...

Yes, it was at the aquarium. I probably should have clarified since it's not really "aquatic" unless you count that it was a ship. It looks to be a traveling exhibit, though it's been in Atlanta nearly a year I think.

lime said...

wow, that bit with the tickets is such a simple but effective means to drive the point home.

glad to hear the nausea is abating some.

stitcherw said...

Glad you had fun at the aquarium, and that you're starting to feel better. I love aquariums, and the Titanic exhibit sounds really interesting to see.
Sue

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would you like to share the complete information about this exhibition so that i attend this.

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Well this is good and i think i would like to go for attending this exhibition and i love to see exhibition about Titanic.