leave your footprints in my words

At the end of the movie, when Rose meets Jack on the Grand Staircase, the time displayed on the clock is the same time the ship sank, at 2:20 AM. 

(Source: paulweasley, via robinrocks01)

“The Dream”, music from the last scene in Titanic.


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1912: Bibliography

Well, my re-run is over. I do hope people enjoyed the additions and/or the bits and pieces posted here on tumblr to supplement the story. :3


Ballard, Dr Robert D. (1988) The Discovery of the Titanic. Madison Publishing.

Swift, Michael (2008) The Titanic: The Memorabilia Collection. Green Umbrella Publishing.

Tibballs, Geoff (1997) The Titanic: The Extraordinary Story of the “Unsinkable” Ship. Carlton Books


Cameron, James (dir.) Titanic (1997) 20th Century Fox


National Geographic, Vol. 221, No. 4, April 2012






Horner, James (composer) Titanic: Original Soundtrack (1997) Sony Music

Horner, James (composer) Back to Titanic (1998) Sony Music


Water-stained violin proven to be the one that played Nearer my God to Thee by Wallace Hartley as the Titanic sank is found. [x]

It is the instrument that he played as the ship went down in the Atlantic, and that he later used as a buoyancy aid once Titanic went down.

The violin was discovered only by chance when the son of an amateur musician found it in his attic. It was given to his mother by her violin teacher and was left gathering dust.

The discovery was almost too good to be true, prompting experts to have the relic forensically examined by some of the most revered scientific bodies in Britain.

Now, after seven years of testing at a cost of tens of thousands of pounds, the water-stained violin has been proven to be the one played by Hartley on the night of the tragedy.

These pictures show how incredibly well-preserved the rose wood violin is despite its age and it being exposed to the sea for 10 days after the sinking.

There are two long cracks on its body that are said to have been opened up by moisture damage.

The photos also show the corroded engraved silver plate screwed onto the base of the fiddle that provided scientists with they key proof of its authenticity.

The historic violin, said to be worth a six figure sum, will go on public display at the Belfast City Hall, where Titanic was built, at the end of March.

Negotiations are also under way to exhibit it in museums around the world including America. It is likely to be auctioned off in the future.

Titanic experts have described it as the most important artefact associated with the infamous liner to have come to light.



Stuff found on Titanic.


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Hymn to the Sea - Titanic OST

Dr Robert D. Ballard, oceanographer and marine geologist. In September 1985, he and colleague Jean-Louis Michel led an expedition to find the wreck of the RMS Titanic. Unlike earlier attempts to find the liner, after long months of searching they located it on the morning of September 1st. Ballard also discovered the wreck of the Bismarck and investigated the wreck of the RMS Lusitania, discovering that she was indeed carrying weapons at the time of being torpedoed. If you are interested in the story behind the finding of RMS Titanic (and extensive look at the wreck site), his book, The Discovery of the Titanic, is really the best there is on the subject.

From the debris field:

One: The brass end of a deck bench

Two: Crockery sits in perfect stacked rows, the shelf beneath them having been eaten away

Three: A cup lies unblemished within the twisted debris 

Four: A bathtub and its fittings - speculated to be from Captain’s Smith’s cabin

Unseen Titanic, from the April 2012 edition of National Geographic

Top: The First Class promenade on A Deck

Middle: The single surviving davit on the Boat Deck

Bottom: The Turkish Baths, only discovered on recent dives to the wreck - the art nouveau tiles, submerged in freezing salt water under incredible pressure for over a century, are in perfect condition

Composite images of the bow and stern sections, made up of thousands of individuals photographs, for the April, 2012 edition of National Geographic. The bow is in much better condition than the decimated stern, which imploded as it sank.