“Relics are treasured
as something close to the divine.”
This week I start with a quote instead of finishing off with one – because it is so true about the relic I use for this week’s subject … The most famous of all relics – RMS Titanic. We are all taken by its destiny and all the lives that were lost.
I wonder if we ever will let it rest in peace. It has become divine – it will captivate people’s imagination for generation to come and it belongs to us all.
I don’t know how many of you know that Titanic was built in Belfast at the Harland & Wolff shipbuilding yard.
One hundred years after the birth of the world’s most famous ship, Titanic Belfast has become a major new tourist attraction for Northern Ireland. And also made Belfast to one of the world’s 20 top destinations.
In 1908 two new giant slipways were built and the enormous Arrol Gantry erected to prepare for the construction of the largest ships in the world: Olympic & Titanic.
My images where taken in November last year, when I was back on my yearly visit to my old home town. I lived in Belfast for 10 years, moved back to Sweden in 2009 after 20 years in UK.
Why not join the challenge or at least check out all the other entries; Weekly Photo Challenge; Relic.
Of course there is only one cloud that can hang over this post – “Nearer My God to Thee”- thanks Marilyn for reminding me.