LOOK AT THE TITANIC SHIP WHERE OVER 1,500 PEOPLE PERISHED IN APRIL , 1912
We wept sighting the TITANIC Ship
As Ronnie and I were driving from Westgate Branson Woods Resort hotel down to the TITANIC Museum in Branson to have a look at the historic but the most devastating casualty Ship, The TITANIC that shook the world . I was excited as a journalist saying at last I would see with my two eyes the ill- fated ship .I was happy on that morning and I sipped my Cappuccino coffee , and took my brandy along with me .Yes , we travelled from St Louis to Branson in the State of Missouri in the United States of America , and for two weeks we were in Branson going from one place to another with my camera.
”Ronnie is that the ship?”I asked , but she shouted at me saying ” Abbey why are you so anxious to see the ship?. We will soon get there”. Less than a kilometer we were there!
BoN and Ronnie
”Armed” with my Brandy we alighted from the car but when I sighted a white object by the ship , I screamed ”Ronnie that is the evil iceberg !”, and tears welled down my face.My face became heavy .I shed tears. So this is the evil iceberg the ship struck and took away over 1,500 lives?, I said in a low tone. Seeing my swollen face , Ronnie cried ”Whaaaaaaaaattttttttt?. Oh my God, so the story is true after all. Abbey, Bobo T,T Bobo I cannot take any picture and I will not record anything”,she said as we both broke down and wept.
Looking at the artistic and well crafted gargantuan ship with the operational instruments of which professionals from all fields had worked on. I was in deep thought of how it could have sunk in spite the assurance that it was safe!. But son of man has forgotten that the ship is a replica of the sunk ship and that she is not on the sea , and that the iceberg by its side is artificial . But the thought of those perished especially the two lovebirds , Jack and Rose came to mind, and emotion took over .
The evil iceberg
On that fateful April 15, 1912, the news spread like wildfire that the Titanic ship that one of its engineers once boasted that ”Even God cannot sink this ship” went down in the Ocean and sunk killing over 1,500 passengers including some crew on board , off the coast of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic after hitting the iceberg where 2,240 passengers and crew were on board.
In March 1909 the construction of the ship started and it was completed with all necessary workable materials with many features and engineers were full of hope that they had been successful in doing an excellent job.
BoN by the ill- fated TITANIC ship
I went round to look at the words ”TITANIC” written on the ship.I looked at the evil iceberg and I cried that this is where the most luxurious cruise ship full with people of different skills,status ,characters and background perished .I cried that this was where Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt met and fell in love but ended in tragedy . I cried that the Ship that took off from Southampton, England for New York never got to its destination.I cried that the evil iceberg caused the disaster .I cried that the ceremonious ship spent only four days from April 10 to April 14, 1912 to reach the destination of destruction!.
All efforts to go to Newfoundland in the North Atlantic where the ship hit the iceberg and perished over 1,500 people failed as Ronnie refused to take me there!.
Next time I will pay a visit to the site of the disaster and take the picture of the cursed spot.
Since August when we visited the Titanic I have been seeing images of Jack and Rose in my dream.