Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Haunting Titanic picture....


I found this rather low quality grainy picture whilst looking at Titanic related images today and thought I would share it with you.....

It is a picture of a pair of empty shoes lying on the seabed 2 1/2 miles below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.

They have laid in the dark freezing depths for 100 year and silently mark the spot where one of the 1500 souls who perished that day came to rest. Just a pair of shoes perhaps, but i find the image very poignant because it makes me consider what a fragile thing life is and consider the question "When we leave this world what will we leave behind to mark our existence"?

Who wore these shoes? We will almost definitely never know, but there they are, 2 1/2 miles below the angry grey Atlantic Ocean, the only physical marker remaining to show the last resting place of a fellow human being....someones mum,dad,sister,brother,husband or wife....... but now...just a pair of shoes remains......

To read more about the Titanic story and to see more pictures click HERE.


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