Self is posting this as a tie-in to this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: BENEATH YOUR FEET.
The Daily Post says:
Experiment with your angle. Stand as you snap your picture, or get close to the floor.
In July, self visited the Sea City Museum in Southampton, which has a fantastic exhibit on the Titanic.
Until then, self had no idea about:
- Where do icebergs come from?
- Where are icebergs made?
- Which part of the Titanic sank first: the bow, or the head?
- Poop decks: what are they?
Here is a floor map of the city of Southampton. The red dots mark the homes of the crew who went down on the Titanic. Apparently, a majority of the Titanic’s crew of 897 were from Southampton. Of the almost 900 crew members, only 212 made it home. Which makes perfect sense when you are reminded (by the exhibit) that the crew bunked in the bowels of the ship, near the engines. They had no chance to escape once the ship hit the iceberg (It took less than an hour for the ship to become completely submerged)
As self said earlier, it’s a floor map.
Here’s her friend Joan McGavin, who lives in Southampton, pointing out other place markers to self.
It was a fantastic exhibit. Self highly recommends it to anyone who has heard about the Titanic, watched the movie, or just wants to know about social classes in England in the early part of the 20th century.
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.