Friday, 30 March 2012

Corralejo: X

Timothy Belmont has been lying doggo for the last few days. It has been overcast, though with sunny intervals. Today seems more promising.

Have any readers viewed Julian Fellowes' latest blockbuster, Titanic? What is your verdict? Hit or flop?

I see that Lord Fellowes has been in Belfast, at the brand new Titanic Belfast complex.

Titanic Belfast has cost more than £90m and tells of the building of the liner to her maiden voyage from Southampton and her tragic end.

It is the largest and most expensive tribute to the Titanic in the world and taken three years to build.It will be opened on March 31st by the Province's First Minister, Rt Hon Peter Robinson MLA.

The attraction is expecting 425,000 people to visit in the first year.

Nine galleries chart the story of Titanic. The first starts with life in Belfast in the early 1900s. The next with many interactive and audio-visual affects charts the building of the ship.

Visitors then look at life on board with reconstructions of first, second and third class (steerage) passengers.

Areas also cover the departure from Southampton of Titanic through to the collision with the iceberg.
Trips end with a look at the recent dives to the wreck and the latest pictures from the site two miles below the sea.


Gavin Bamford said...

Good work here. I am booked on the 1.00 pm slot tomorrow. Hope to hear that some of your many foreign followers make there way to NI as tourists.

Timothy Belmont said...

Indeed, Gavin, I might do an article about it for that very purpose.

Let's know how you found your visit today, Saturday!


bryan somers said...

Titanic TV programme a definite flop. We switched off halfway through

bryan somers said...

Flop! Fellows has lost his way!

Timothy Belmont said...

Hi Bryan

I'm wondering what to view at 9 this evening!