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Apr 22

thatsnottitanic:

Titanic Photo PSA:

See these images? Each of these images were taken aboard and shows a room on Titanic. These rooms, excepting the distant possibility of one other, are the ONLY interior areas of the Titanic that were ever photographed for which photos are known to exist today. There are more photos than these, but they show some of the same rooms. The rooms shown above are:

  • First Class Staterooms B57, B58, Sitting Room B51, A37, B60, B63, B64, and B59.
  • Starboard and Port Private Promenades
  • Cafe Parisien
  • Starboard-Side Verandah/Palm Court
  • Gymnasium
  • Turkish Bath Cooling Room
  • Plunge Bath
  • Wireless Room
  • First Class Dining Saloon

To our knowledge, no photos of any other rooms on Titanic have surfaced. Photos showing any other rooms aside from these, as well as some of these rooms, are of their equivalents aboard Olympic, Titanic’s near-identical sister ship.

The same goes for many exterior photos of Titanic and Olympic. For example, there are no known photos that show Titanic’s propellers. If you see a photo that’s purported to show Titanic’s propellers, such as the face-on one with people standing below them, you can be sure it’s actually Olympic. Other photos are easier to tell apart, most due to the fact that Olympic’s A-Deck promenade was open along its entire length, while Titanic’s was partly enclosed.

The most popular photos associated with Titanic, those of the famous Grand Staircase, are not actually of Titanic, but Olympic. However, due to most people’s ignorance of this fact, and the differences between the two ships, and often that Titanic even had a sister ship, or due to simple misinformation, most postings and even many publications of Olympic’s Grand Staircase photos are mislabeled as being of Titanic.

To date, there are no known photos that show Titanic’s Grand Staircase. If they exist, they’ve yet to be found or publicly released. This is a simple fact, a fact known to any and every expert, researcher and historian who knows their stuff about these ships. It’s not up for debate, especially where it’s obvious to anyone knowledgeable about Titanic that these Grand Staircase photos do not show Titanic.

This fact can be difficult to discern due to the aforementioned mislabeling of said photos. Google searching any Olympic Grand Staircase image, and indeed just about any image of Olympic’s interiors, will get you many, many results that say it’s Titanic, possibly to the point that it’s nearly impossible to find one that says it’s Olympic.

This, however, does not mean the photo is actually of Titanic. Even if it’s in a book. Many books on Titanic are known to have mislabeled photos. One book even has a set of deck plans labeled as “Titanic” when it actually shows Olympic when her interior layout differed greatly in some areas from Titanic. I’ve even seen photos of the RMS Queen Mary, a ship entirely different from Titanic in every way, labeled as being Titanic, most notably a photo of the Queen Mary being launched. If you reverse-image search the Queen Mary launch image, many, if not most of the results you’ll find will say it’s Titanic. This does not mean it’s Titanic.

So, please, when sharing images supposedly of Titanic, make sure to the best of your ability that it really is Titanic, or Olympic, and label accordingly.

This has been a Public Service Announcement for Tumblr’s Titanic blogosphere.

(Sources: NMNI, Encyclopedia Titanica, Wikipedia, DA, & elsewhere)

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modernpaganism:

Weronika Dudka
Apr 22

modernpaganism:

Weronika Dudka

modernpaganism:

Weronika Dudka
Apr 22

modernpaganism:

Weronika Dudka

modernpaganism:

Weronika Dudka
Apr 22

modernpaganism:

Weronika Dudka

"Are you still smoking those? Try Camel. Not that I’m advertising some new tar that removes death’s difficult stains nor that I still believe in the different taste of the untried, in its new strength. Every kiss exchanged between the old sensual habit and each new gigolo smoke is quick-burning. A slower blend of love has not been found. Camel because however well you’ve managed till now alone on foot to advance the wilderness following of all its myriad paths the difficult one that brings you to the exclusion of all travel companions now as you see the climate has rebelled the sand rose up became a storm the cargo of time you bear became harsher lead drenched as it was by the rain of fast numbers. You wish the ozone were to blame, that the soul’s black hole had grown overly big you wish your sterilising of dreams had failed so they wouldn’t bear any others now you’re wrestling, groaning, shrieking just as a dream shrieks that despite the sterilisation bears for you the dream of a companion. Accept then humiliation’s admonitions and climb on the camel’s hump opportunity offered you by that passing nicotine fellah. Climb up, admit it partner fears have entered your self-sufficiency (just the other day you were seen with company in sunstroke’s mirror). Let’s not fool ourselves my likeness. Only the futile is self-sufficient."

- Kiki Dimoula, from Cartoon (via violentwavesofemotion)

Apr 22
fohk:

‘symphony in d minor‘ is an interactive audio and video installation developed by new-york artists chris klapper and patrick gallagher. the project is characterized by a thunderstorm contained within a series of large hand-cast resin sculptures, each individual form a unique instrument hanging 40 feet from the ceiling.
Apr 22

fohk:

symphony in d minor‘ is an interactive audio and video installation developed by new-york artists chris klapper and patrick gallagher
the project is characterized by a thunderstorm contained within a series of large hand-cast resin sculptures, each individual form a 
unique instrument hanging 40 feet from the ceiling.

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"Absence, the highest form of presence."

- James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (via larmoyante)

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Apr 22
Apr 22

ohgosh-ohno:

yorick explores which games his dog likes on this episode of dog time

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National Geographic Magazine. Titanic’s battered stern.“If you’re going to interpret this stuff, you gotta love Picasso.”
Apr 21

National Geographic Magazine. Titanic’s battered stern.“If you’re going to interpret this stuff, you gotta love Picasso.”

"In spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody. The essential substance of every thought and feeling remains incommunicable, locked up in the impenetrable strong-room of the individual soul and body. Our life is a sentence of perpetual solitary confinement."

- Aldous Huxley (via petrichour)

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Apr 21
gifcraft:

Going to School
Apr 21

gifcraft:

Going to School

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blootje:

Klik hier voor originele foto op Flickr: (Link to the original Flickr Image) vanF O R M A
Apr 20

blootje:

Klik hier voor originele foto op Flickr: (Link to the original Flickr Image) vanF O R M A

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Apr 20

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'80. Sichuan province, China. The foot of an 8th century buddhist statue that stands 72 metres high. Photo by Bruno Barbey.
Apr 20

'80. Sichuan province, China. The foot of an 8th century buddhist statue that stands 72 metres high. Photo by Bruno Barbey.

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"In Nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments - there are consequences."

- Robert G. Ingersoll (via vandrare)

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Apr 20