Saturday, 1 March 2014

Titanic, the artifact exhibition

While in Tallinn over New Year's eve, I and the mr took the oppurtunity to visit the Seaplane Harbour and its guesting Titanic exhibition. It was really cool, to begin with our entrance tickets looked like passenger tickets:

Then there was the built up rooms:

The hallway

The grand staircase

A first class cabin

A third class cabin

Also, of course, a huge amount of artifacts, rescued from the bottom of the ocean.

These plates lay in crates that dissolved over time, so they were found laying in perfect rows on the bottom of the sea.

Loved these clothes!!! So interesting to see the details...

The exhibition is also very sad, as it brings to life the full extent of this tragedy, and also gives us some insight into some of the lives which ended on Titanic's last night.

If you're into history and have a chance of seeing this exhibition as it tours the world, I'd recommend giving it a couple of hours of your day. Or maybe you've already seen it? If so, what did you think?

The Seaplane harbour also sported a ton of other interesting things; for instance we climbed onboard an old U-boat! I've never been inside one of these, so it was quite an experience.

The dining area was quite neat...

...but the walkways not always adopted for skirts and a heavy cloak =)

This was the last of the holiday-posts, I promise =) In fact, I almost didn't post this, as it was so delayed, but felt that these photos were just too yummy to keep to myself. Next post will be about sewing! Or at least sewing related...

Love, Erika


Ivy said...

I went to a similar exhibit once, if not the same one. They gave out passenger identification cards with names and occupations and who you are traveling with. Mine was something along the lines of a French mistress named Marie, about 25 years of age traveling with the man she is mistress to! So funny! It was very sad, they had a board with names of the people that had perished, there were so many. It is a wonderful exhibit though.


Erika said...

Sounds like the same concept with passenger id (on the back of the boarding pass there's a similar id as yours had), such a cleaver idea!

They also had the boards with names on who was lost and who survived, divided up according to travelling class and one section for the crew. Took me a while to move on beyond those boards...

I'm very happy I saw this exhibit, it has made both the gradeur and the tradegy more real to me.