It is one hundred years today since HMS Titanic was launched from the Harland and Wolff shipyards in Belfast. Everyone has heard of the iconic Titanic and its tragic sinking off Nova Scotia on 15th April 1912 with the loss of 1500 lives.
But today - at just after 12noon - a service is being held to commemorate its launch'
A few years ago now the farmer and I went to Halifax Nova Scotia and to the graveyard where the Titanic victims were buried. It is a sad place. The gravestones are set in the form of a boat and they include two children who nobody claimed so have no names. That makes the whole place even more sad.
January 4, 2023: With gratitude to Rebecca Solnit / Reruns from January 30, 31 and February 1, 2, 3, 4, 2007: Mona Lisa and the Clown and the Cool Rain of the Law (1985), Woman Trying to Remember What She is Trying to Forget (1986), Painting in America (1986), Full Moon, Chair and Planter Rising (1986), Church of the Holy Contradiction, and Untitled Scene (1986)