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10 October 2012

A Titanic year

Titanic Memorial
Belfast, Northern Ireland
17 July 2012

The Titanic was a tremendous tragedy as well as a monumental catastrophe, whether you want to blame stupidity, hubris or simple greed. The events of that April night have spawned an unfortunate number of bad movies and untold hours of TV programming, probably vast numbers of books, along with museums and museum exhibits. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking, and there was no way to escape some mention of it wherever we went. Because the Titanic has become ubiquitous (or inescapable, take your pick), I avoided most of anything to do with it in the cities we visited, though to be fair, the building that houses the new museum that's been built in Belfast is spectacular. This memorial, however, and the garden behind, were simple and moving, and were all the more interesting because we happened upon them as we walked through Donegall Square.

Tech stuff: Taken with my Nikon D40, and yes, it was sheeting down rain.

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