Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Titanic Belfast

On a sunny Sunday afternoon, 15th April, 2012, I visited the surrounding area of Belfast's latest tourist attraction, Titanic Belfast.

Titanic Belfast is also a monument to Belfast’s maritime heritage on the site of the former Harland and Wolff shipyard in the city's Titanic Quarter.

It tells the stories of the ill-fated RMS Titanic, which sank on her maiden voyage in 1912, and her sister ships, RMS Olympic and HMHS Britannic.

The building contains more than 12,000 square metres of floor space, most of which is occupied by a series of galleries, plus private function rooms and community facilities.

In front of the building is Titanica, a sculpture by Rowan Gillespie depicting a diving female figure.

Made of bronze, it is mounted on a brass base, evoking the design of figureheads on ships' prows, and is meant to represent hope and positivity.

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