Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Titanic 100th Anniversary Live in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast is today holding a series of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the launch of the ill-fated Titanic, which was launched in Belfast Lough on 31 May 1911 by Harland & Wolff.

This live webcam feed is in Belfast on the day of the anniversary:

Belfast webcam

Location Information:

Various statues stand in the grounds, including one of Queen Victoria by Sir Thomas Brock. There is also a granite column dedicated to the American Expeditionary Force, many of whom were based in Belfast prior to D-Day.

Brock also designed the marble figure of Thane, the Titanic Memorial, in memorial to the victims of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The ship was built in Harland and Wolff's shipyard located in the east of the city. The monument was originally located at the front gate of City Hall, at the junction of Donegall Square North and Donegall Place.

There is a memorial to Sir Edward Harland, the former head of the Harland and Wolff shipyard and Mayor of Belfast from 1885 to 1886. It too was sculpted by Thomas Brock. The grounds also house Northern Ireland's main war memorial, The Garden of Remembrance and Cenotaph, at which wreathes are laid on Remembrance Day.