Titanic Days

You'd think that month-long gaps between posts might mean I'm busy doing exciting, meaningful things. And you'd be wrong. I've been working and watching scary movies on YouTube. I did manage to tear myself away from the computer long to visit the Titanic exhibit in Rochester, which was a surprisingly intimate experience considering the subject matter was so epic. The exhibit focused on the personal effects found in the wreckage which belonged to passengers - clothes, toiletry items, and a remarkable number of paper items such as postcards, receipts and letters. There was also a lot of information about the daily routine of the ship, including menus from the restaurant and cabin decor. It was an interesting exhibit but sad, as the small scale of the artifacts brought the historic tragedy down to a personal level and made it rawer than something that happened a century ago should be.


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