Here she lies, unparalleled by none, when time stood still for 2228 souls, many of which did not complete the transatlantic crossing. Unsuspecting. vibrant, and hopeful immigrants looking forward to a new beginning in America. These passengers were prepared for the cruise of a lifetime aboard the "unsinkable" Titanic. According to Titanic Stories:
This video brilliantly documents what it would have been like to be among the passengers on this immortalized ship. It is beautifully executed and gives us a window into the decrepit remains of the elegant luxury liner. http://www.the-titanic.com/Journey/Wreck.aspxThe Titanic collided with the iceberg at about 11.40 on 14th April. She sank below the water at 2.20am the next morning. A ship which had taken three years to fully construct was sunk in less than three hours.
I once worked with a woman who swore she was a reincarnated passenger from the Titanic. She shared with me that she had recurrent flashbacks of people and visions of the ship she could not have known.
Imagine all the magnates aboard, going about their business nonchalantly on this voyage, unsuspecting, unaware of the impending danger. Who was destined to live or die?
I remember when the Denver Museum of Science and Natural History had the Titanic recreated for a venue a few years ago. The ships interior hallways were so authentic, recreated meticulously to mirror what passengers experienced when strolling to their cabins. One got the feeling of opulence, a time when no expense was too great, or furniture and appointments too costly, for those who purchased their first-class passage on the vessel.
It saddens me to look at this video, to see what time has done to all the crystal, steel, antique furniture- not to mention passengers' shoes- enmeshed in the bottom of the ocean's unforgiving floor.
To follow the Titanic's tragic story is a never-ending mystery; there is always new information and items recovered by different expeditions. She was created for pleasure, relaxation and enjoyment; but fate had another plan for her, as her memory outlives the sweat and steel with which she was constructed.