torsdag den 26. maj 2011


Oxford is the most wonderful city, besides Cambridge, Stratford-upon-avon!

Oxford is one of the oldest university areas in Great Britain! Oxford has been there for more than a thousand years, since Henrik 2th banned students to study in Paris in 1167, in the 11th century.
 In post-nominals, the University of Oxford was historically abbreviated as Oxon. (from the Latin Oxoniensis), although Oxf is nowadays used in official university publications.

Oxford is still a city of universities, students and some turist in the summer season. There is museums "Oxford Natural Museum" and the Oxford River and the Botanique House and a lot of shops, a big book shop on the main street. It is also where the Shakespeare Company performs each summer with one of William Shakespeares plays, myself I watched "The Tempest" last summer, and it was a fine play, and it was good because it was outside and the weather started out as bad but turned to the most fantastic summer evening weather after the first act!

Oxford and Cambridge was once one university, but sometime in 1209, after a dispute between Oxford townspeople and some students, some of the students fleed north to Cambridge where they founded University of Cambridge and since there has been a competition between the two universities. 

It is also in Oxford where Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger in the famous Harry Potter movies went to school.

Oxford is also known for their education and their Rhodes Scholarship and for their reputation and prospects for the future of the students.

søndag den 22. maj 2011


Walt Elias Disney was born on December 5th 1901. His father was of irish-canadian descent and his mother German-american descent.
When Walt was four years old, the family moved from Chicago to Marceline in Missouri. The Disneys remained in Marceline for four years, before moving to Kansas City in 1911. There, Walt and his younger sister Ruth attended the Benton Grammar School where he met Walter Pfeiffer. The Pfeiffers were theatre aficionados, and introduced Walt to the world of vaudeville and motion pictures. Soon, Walt was spending more time at the Pfeiffers' than at home. During this time he attended Saturday courses as a child at the Kansas City Art Institute. While they were living in Kansas City, Walt and Ruth Disney were also regular visitors of Electric Park, 15 blocks from their home (Disney would later acknowledge the amusement park as a major influence of his design of Disneyland).
In 1917 Elias Disney moved his family back to Chicago, because he had gotten a part of a factory.
Under World War I Walt Disney drove ambulance in France for the Red Cross.
In January 1920, Disney and Iwerks formed a short-lived company called, "Iwerks-Disney Commercial Artists". However, following a rough start, Disney left temporarily to earn money at Kansas City Film Ad Company, and was soon joined by Iwerks who was not able to run the business alone.While working for the Kansas City Film Ad Company, where he made commercials based on cutout animation, Disney took up an interest in the field of animation, and decided to become an animator. He was allowed by the owner of the Ad Company, A.V. Cauger, to borrow a camera from work, which he could use to experiment with at home. After reading a book by Edwin G. Lutz, called Animated Cartoons: How They Are Made, Their Origin and Development, he found cel animation to be much more promising than the cutout animation he was doing for Cauger. Walt eventually decided to open his own animation business, and recruited a fellow co-worker at the Kansas City Film Ad Company, Fred Harman, as his first employee. Walt and Harman then secured a deal with local theater owner Frank L. Newman — arguably the most popular "showman" in the Kansas City area at the time — to screen their cartoons — which they titled "Laugh-O-Grams" — at his local theater.
 Unfortunately, with all his high employee salaries unable to make up for studio profits, Walt was unable to successfully manage money. As a result, the studio became loaded with debt and wound up bankrupt. Disney then set his sights on establishing a studio in the movie industry's capital city, Hollywood, California.
Disney and his brother pooled together their money and bought a studio in Hollywood for their new Alice-comedies. Their studio remained there until 1939. In 1925, Disney hired a young woman named Lillian Bounds to ink and paint celluloid. After a brief period of dating her, the two got married the same year.

After losing the rights on Oswald the lucky rabbit to Oswald, Disney felt the need to develop a new character to replace him. He based the character on a mouse he had adopted as a pet while working in his Laugh-O-Gram studio in Kansas City. However, Mickey's voice and personality was provided by Disney until 1947.
After the release of Steamboat Willie, Walt Disney would continue to successfully use sound in all of his future cartoons, and Cinephone became the new distributor for Disney's early sound cartoons as well. Mickey soon eclipsed Felix the Cat as the world's most popular cartoon character. By 1930, Felix, now in sound, had faded from the screen, as his sound cartoons failed to gain attention. Mickey's popularity would now skyrocket in the early 1930s.
By 1932, Mickey Mouse had become quite a popular cinema character, but Silly Symphonies was not as successful. The same year also saw competition increase as Max Fleischer's flapper cartoon character, Betty Boop, would gain more popularity among theater audiences. Fleischer was considered to be Disney's main rival in the 1930s, and was also the father of Richard Fleischer, whom Disney would later hire to direct his 1954 film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Meanwhile, Columbia Pictures dropped the distribution of Disney cartoons and was replaced by United Artists. In late 1932, Herbert Kalmus, who had just completed work on the first three-strip technicolor camera, approached Walt and convinced him to redo Flowers and Trees, which was originally done in black and white, with three-strip Technicolor. Flowers and Trees would go on to be a phenomenal success and would also win the first Academy Award for Best Short Subject: Cartoons for 1932. After Flowers and Trees was released, all future Silly Symphony cartoons were done in color as well. Disney was also able to negotiate a two-year deal with Technicolor, giving him the sole right to use three-strip Technicolor, which would also eventually be extended to five years as well. Through Silly Symphonies, Disney would also create his most successful cartoon short of all time, The Three Little Pigs, in 1933.The cartoon ran in theaters for many months, and also featured the hit song that became the anthem of the Great Depression, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf".
In 1932, Disney received a special Academy Award for the creation of "Mickey Mouse", whose series was made into color in 1935 and soon launched spin-off series for supporting characters such as Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto; Pluto and Donald would immediately get their individual cartoons in 1937,and Goofy would get solo cartoons in 1939 as well.Of all of Mickey's partners, Donald Duck—who first teamed with Mickey in the 1934 cartoon, Orphan's Benefit—was arguably the most popular, and went on to become Disney's second most successful cartoon character of all time.
The Disneys' first attempt at pregnancy ended up in Lillian having a miscarriage. When Lillian Disney became pregnant again, she gave birth to a daughter, Diane Marie Disney, on December 18, 1933. The Disneys adopted Sharon Mae Disney (December 31, 1936 – February 16, 1993).
In 1934 and 1935 Disney and his studio began their first full length movie; Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. 
The success of Snow White, (for which Disney received one full-size, and seven miniature Oscar statuettes) allowed Disney to build a new campus for the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, which opened for business on December 24, 1939; Snow White was not only the peak of Disney's success, but it also ushered in a period that would later be known as the Golden Age of Animation for Disney. The feature animation staff, having just completed Pinocchio, continued work on Fantasia and Bambi and the early production stages of Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Wind in the Willows while the shorts staff continued work on the Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto cartoon series, ending the Silly Symphonies at this time. Animator Fred Moore had redesigned Mickey Mouse in the late 1930s, when Donald Duck began to gain more popularity among theater audiences than Mickey Mouse.
Pinocchio and Fantasia followed Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs into the movie theaters in 1940, but both were financial disappointments. The inexpensive Dumbo was planned as an income generator, but during production of the new film, most of the animation staff went on strike, permanently straining the relationship between Disney and his artists.
By the late 1940s, the studio had recovered enough to continue production on the full-length features Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan, both of which had been shelved during the war years, and began work on Cinderella, which became Disney's most successful film since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. On a business trip to Chicago in the late-1940s, Disney drew sketches of his ideas for an amusement park where he envisioned his employees spending time with their children. He got his idea for a children's theme park after visiting Children's Fairyland in Oakland, California. This plan was originally meant for a plot located south of the Studio, across the street. The original ideas developed into a concept for a larger enterprise that was to become Disneyland. Disney spent five years of his life planning Disneyland.
Disneyland officially opened on July 18, 1955. On Sunday, July 17, 1955, Disneyland hosted a live TV preview, among the thousands of people who came out for the preview were Ronald Reagan, Bob Cummings and Art Linkletter, who shared cohosting duties, as well as the mayor of Anaheim. Walt gave the following dedication day speech:
To all who come to this happy place; welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past .... and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams and the hard facts that have created America ... with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.   

 As the studio expanded and diversified into other media, Disney devoted less of his attention to the animation department, entrusting most of its operations to his key animators, whom he dubbed the Nine Old Men. During Disney's lifetime, the animation department created the successful Lady and the Tramp (in CinemaScope, 1955), Sleeping Beauty (in Super Technirama 70mm, 1959), One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961), and The Sword in the Stone (1963).
After decades of pursuing, Disney finally procured the rights to P.L. Travers' books about a magical nanny. Mary Poppins, released in 1964, was the most successful Disney film of the 1960s and featured a memorable song score written by Disney favorites, the Sherman Brothers.

In early 1964, Disney announced plans to develop another theme park located a few miles west of Orlando, Florida which was to be called Disney World. Disney World was to include a larger, more elaborate version of Disneyland which was to be called the Magic Kingdom. It would also feature a number of golf courses and resort hotels. The heart of Disney World, however, was to be the Experimental Prototype City (or Community) of Tomorrow, or EPCOT for short.
In 1966, Disney was scheduled to undergo surgery to repair an old neck injury caused by many years of playing polo at the Riviera Club in Hollywood. On November 2, during pre-operative X-rays, doctors at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, across the street from the Disney Studio, discovered a tumor in his left lung. Five days later he underwent biopsy of the tumor, which proved to be malignant, and to have spread throughout the entire left lung. After removal of the lung, doctors informed Disney that his life expectancy was six months to two years. After several chemotherapy sessions, Disney and his wife spent a short amount of time in Palm Springs, California. On November 30, Disney collapsed in his home. He was revived by fire department personnel and rushed to St. Joseph's. On December 15, 1966, at 9:30 a.m., ten days after his 65th birthday, Disney died of acute circulatory collapse, caused by lung cancer.
Walt Disney was a pioneer in animation technology and story telling. After his death the animation department did not fully recover from his absence until the late 1980's and early 1990's in a period known as the "Disney Renaissance". The films made during this time included Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King. In 1995 when Disney distributed Pixar's Toy Story, (the first feature length computer animated film) Roy E. Disney claimed that Walt would of loved it for it's story, characters and technological advancements.
In 2004, Disney released what was announced as their final "traditionally animated" feature film, Home on the Range. However, since the 2006 acquisition of Pixar, and the resulting rise of John Lasseter to Chief Creative Officer, that position has changed, and the largely successful 2009 film The Princess and the Frog has marked Disney's return to traditional hand-drawn animation (hiring back most of the fired staff). Today Disney uses both Tradditional and Computer animation and animation today (Including animated films from other studios) are strongly influenced by the animated films that Walt Disney produced.

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lørdag den 21. maj 2011

San Francisco

San Francisco is and has always been my favorite city in all the world!
San Francisco is located on the West Coast of the United States at the tip of the San Francisco Peninsula and includes significant stretches of the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay within its boundaries. Several islands—Alcatraz, Treasure Island, and the adjacent Yerba Buena Island, and a small portion of Alameda Island, Red Rock Island, and Angel Island are part of the city. Also included are the uninhabited Farallon Islands, 27 miles (43 km) offshore in the Pacific Ocean. The mainland within the city limits roughly forms a "seven-by-seven-mile square," a common local colloquialism referring to the city's shape, though its total area, including water, is nearly 232 square miles (600 km2).
The California Gold Rush brought a flood of treasure seekers. With their sourdough bread in tow, prospectors accumulated in San Francisco over rival Benicia, raising the population from 1,000 in 1848 to 25,000 by December 1849. The promise of fabulous riches was so strong that crews on arriving vessels deserted and rushed off to the gold fields, leaving behind a forest of masts in San Francisco harbor. California was quickly granted statehood, and the U.S. military built Fort Point at the Golden Gate and a fort on Alcatraz Island to secure the San Francisco Bay. Silver discoveries, including the Comstock Lode in 1859, further drove rapid population growth. With hordes of fortune seekers streaming through the city, lawlessness was common, and the Barbary Coast section of town gained notoriety as a haven for criminals, prostitution, and gambling.
At 5:12 am on April 18, 1906, a major earthquake struck San Francisco and northern California. As buildings collapsed from the shaking, ruptured gas lines ignited fires that would spread across the city and burn out of control for several days. With water mains out of service, the Presidio Artillery Corps attempted to contain the inferno by dynamiting blocks of buildings to create firebreaks. More than three-quarters of the city lay in ruins, including almost all of the downtown core. Contemporary accounts reported that 498 people lost their lives, though modern estimates put the number in the several thousands. More than half the city's population of 400,000 were left homeless. Refugees settled temporarily in makeshift tent villages in Golden Gate Park, the Presidio, on the beaches, and elsewhere. Many fled permanently to the East Bay.
Rebuilding was rapid and performed on a grand scale. Rejecting calls to completely remake the street grid, San Franciscans opted for speed. Amadeo Giannini's Bank of Italy, later to become Bank of America, situated at California St today, provided loans for many of those whose livelihoods had been devastated. The destroyed mansions of Nob Hill became grand hotels. City Hall rose again in splendorous Beaux Arts style, and the city celebrated its rebirth at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915.
In ensuing years, the city solidified its standing as a financial capital; in the wake of the 1929 stock market crash, not a single San Francisco-based bank failed. Indeed, it was at the height of the Great Depression that San Francisco undertook two great civil engineering projects, simultaneously constructing the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge, completing them in 1936 and 1937 respectively. It was in this period that the island of Alcatraz, a former military stockade, began its service as a federal maximum security prison, housing notorious inmates such as Al Capone, and Robert Franklin Stroud, The Birdman of Alcatraz. San Francisco later celebrated its regained grandeur with a World's Fair, the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939–40, creating Treasure Island in the middle of the bay to house it.

Today San Francisco is still a fiancial capital of California, with many different cultures inhabitated in the city itself. Today  the city is also a great tourist destination, with Hawaii close by with five hours, Alcatraz as a tourist attraction in the harbor, and of course the most visited pier 39, where the seals of the harbor lies in the sun, and the great aquarium where you can see the underwater life of the harbor of San Francisco, and go into the tourist shops and restuarants along the harbor. The city itself holds major differences because of the cultures of the city, like China Town, and the gay part of the city. And if you are down at the water side of San Francisco, then order some tickets for a Baseball game at ATT ball park.
A few hours down the highway, you get to LA, and Disney World, if you have smaller children who loves disney. As I did when I was a small child. (Still do in fact!)

As I stated at the top, my favorite city in all the world! Hope you enjoy the city! 

onsdag den 18. maj 2011

9 Books you have to read before you die!

1. Harry Potter: Harry Potter is a serie of 7 books about a boy who survives with the meeting of the most powerful wizard in his century. In the wizarding World he makes friends with Hermione Granger, the cleverest witch of her age and Ron Weasley, his best friend and all of their adventures at Hogwarts, school of witchcraft and wizarding. Written by Joanne Kathrine Rowling.
2. Sophies World: Sophies World is a book about a girl, a normal girl in Norway, and how she begins to read philosophy, all from Socrates - Freud, and how it changes her life... (seriously change) Written by Jostein Gaarder
3. Pride and Prejudice: Is the the story of Elizabeth Bennet, and her prejudices against a man, she hates because of a sentence he says about her. And how much she is mistaken in her prejudice and her emotions. And how love always will find a way. The most popluar book by Jane Austen. 
4. Little House on the Prairie: Is the story of Laura Ingalls Wilder, about her life as a frontier girl, and how her family and she moves from Wisconsin to Dakota in the 1800s and how she falls in love with a young man, with whom she later marries. Written by Laura Ingalls Wilder
5. Anne of Green Gables: Is about the ophan girl Anne Shirley, and how she arrives in Avonlea, and how her life is changed from a love-sick and over-romantic little girl to a young woman, and how she learns about life and love. This story is in 8 books. The books are written by L. M. Montgomery
6. Sherlock Holmes: This the completed adventures of the famous Mr. Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr. John Watson of Baker Street 221B. And how they figure out crimes in all over Britain in the mid-1800s. Sherlock Holmes' motive is to catch his archenemy Professor Moriarty. 
7. The King's Mistress: Is the story of Mary Boleyn, the sister to the famous Anne Boleyn. About her life from she comes to Court, and the King Henry VIII is falling for her, and how she is his mistress for a  year and she gives him a son, and how he soon falls in love with Anne and how the scene is set for the dramatic end of her sisters life after she gives King Henry the famous daughter Elizabeth (Elizabeth I) and how Mary avoid disaster with her family at court and how she finds love after her first husband dies. Written by Philippa Gregory
8. Les Miserable: The book is parted in 5 parts.
First part: Is the story of Fantine, and her life. How she is abandoned by a young boy, and she is pregnant.
Second part: Is the story of Cosette, and how she is raised and taken away with Jean Valjean to Paris, and how she falls in love with Marius, a young student.
Third part: Is the story of Marius, a young student in Paris, and how he falls in love with Cosette and has to choose between his friends and her. 
Fourth part: About the idyll in the rue Plumet and the epic of the Rue Saint-Denis and what happens on the barricades. 
Fifth part: Is the story of Jean Valjean, and how he gets out of prison after 20 years, and his life starts again. How he meets Fantine, and how she dies and how he raise her daughter, Cosette. And ends with his death. Written by Victor Hugo.
 9. A Christmas Carol: Is the tale about an old man, Scrooge who does not like Christmas, and how he is visited the night before Christmas of three ghosts, who shows him what will happen, what has happened and what is happening around him. How he begins to believe in Christmas again. And how he change from being a money-loving and uncomfortable man to be a kind-hearted and the new man who believes in the good in others and in the goodness and magic about Christmas. (A story I read every december, on the 23th and overnight to the 24th of december.)(in my country we celebrate christmas on the 24th of december). The story is written by Charles Dickens. 

mandag den 16. maj 2011

Peter I. Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born in Votkinsk, a small town in present-day Udmurtia, formerly province of Vyatka in the Russian Empire, to a family with a long line of military service.
Peter began piano lessons when he was 5 years old. When he was 8 years old, and his governess had read the fairy tale of "The Sleeping Beauty" the music to his once upon a future succes began to form in his head.
In 1850 when Peter was 10 years old, the family decided to send Tchaikovsky to the Imperial School of Jurisprudence in Saint Petersburg. The school mainly served the lesser nobility, and would prepare him for a career as a civil servant. As the minimum age for acceptance was 12, Tchaikovsky was required to spend two years boarding at the Imperial School of Jurisprudence's preparatory school, 800 miles (1,300 km) from his family.Once those two years had passed, Tchaikovsky transferred to the Imperial School of Jurisprudence to begin a seven-year course of studies.
Peter gave up his carrer in the Department of Justice, and began studying music at the Royal Music Conservatory. Though Rubinstein was impressed by Tchaikovsky's musical talent, he and Zaremba later clashed with the young composer over his First Symphony, written after his graduation, when he submitted it to them for their perusal. The symphony was given its first complete performance in Moscow in February 1868, where it was well received.
In 1869, the two entered into a working relationship, the result being Tchaikovsky's first recognised masterpiece, the fantasy-overture Romeo and Juliet, a work which The Five wholeheartedly embraced.
During 1884, now 44 years old, Tchaikovsky began to shed his unsociability and restlessness. In March of that year Tsar Alexander III conferred upon him the Order of St. Vladimir (fourth class), which carried with it hereditary nobility and won Tchaikovsky a personal audience with the Tsar. The Tsar's decoration was a visible seal of official approval, that helped Tchaikovsky's social rehabilitation.
In 1892, Tchaikovsky was voted a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in France; he was only the second Russian, after the sculptor Mark Antokolsky, to be so honored.The following year, the University of Cambridge in Britain awarded Tchaikovsky an honorary Doctor of Music degree. Peter Ilyich Tchailkovsky died in 1893 of unknow reasons.
Tchaikovsky wrote many works which are popular with the classical music public, including his Romeo and Juliet, the 1812 Overture, his three ballets (The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty) and Marche Slave. These, along with two of his four concertos, three of his six numbered symphonies and, of his 10 operas, The Queen of Spades and Eugene Onegin, are among his most familiar works. Almost as popular are the Manfred Symphony, Francesca da Rimini, the Capriccio Italien and the Serenade for Strings. His three string quartets and piano trio all contain beautiful passages, while recitalists still perform some of his 106 songs. Tchaikovsky also wrote over a hundred piano works, covering the entire span of his creative life. Brown has asserted that "while some of these can be challenging technically, they are mostly charming, unpretentious compositions intended for amateur pianists." He adds, however, that "there is more attractive and resourceful music in some of these pieces than one might be inclined to expect."
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tirsdag den 10. maj 2011

A bit of history of America

1492; Christopher Columbus thought he found India but found later called America and Cuba
1600; The first ship with pilgrims arrived in April to the new colonies (Mayflower was the name of the ship)
1754 - 1763; The French and Indian War
1765; The Stamp actwas passed
1773; Boston Tea Party (where colonists came onboard a ship and threw all of the tea in the harbor which the ship carried)
1776; The American War of Independence and The American Declaration of Independence is written
1776-1781; The American War of Independence
The new nation was founded on Enlightenment ideals of liberalism in what Thomas Jefferson called the unalienable rights to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,"
1860-65; The Civil War of America between the southern states and nothern states
1865; Good Friday (just after the war has ended) President Lincoln is shoot in a theater in Washington by the southern actor John Wilkes Booth.
1914; World War I
1940; World War II
1961; The youngest President ever is choosen to be president (John F. Kennedy)
1963; John F. Kennedy is shot in Dallas in Texas
1963; In Washington D. C at Lincoln Memorial is Martin Luther King Jr.'s most famous speech held. "I have a dream"
2001; USA is attacked by terror (the twin towers fell in New York)
2009; January 20; President Obama is taking his oath as the 44th president of America
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søndag den 8. maj 2011

Titanic - on english

Naturally all knows the legend of the Titanic; about how this luxury ship hit an iceberg about how the band played to the very end and how several thousand people lost their lives that fateful night April 14th 1912.

The story began back in 1907 at a dinner party, this dinner party was held by Lord Pierre, he was chairman of Harland and Wolff shipbuilders, and to this dinner was J. Bruce Ismay, the director of White Star Line present. White Star Line's competitor, Cunard had built a fabulous luxurious ship by the name of "Lusitania" which was much talked about among the wealthy in Britain, Ireland and Scotland. Of this subject was Mr. Ismay and Lord Pierre tired of hearing about and so began the two gentlemen after dinner to hatch a plan to build three huge ships each ship was to be bigger and more luxurious than the very much mentioned "Lusitania". The first ship would be named "Olympic", the other, "Titanic" and third "Gigantic"

"Why the Titanic was so big"
At the beginning of last century, the only way to cross the ocean was by ship. Two British companies competed
fiercely; Cunard and White Star Line  for passengers. In 1907 Cunard had just completed Lusitania and Mauritania - luxurious ships which could cross the ocean in a record of five days. What could the White Star Line do in order to top that? They decided to build three ships that would be the biggest the world had ever seen. One of these would be the Titanic.

Titanic was built in Belfast, Ireland, and the construction began on March 31th 1909.

Titanic var designed by Thomas Andrews (Lord Pierre's nephew) 

How many crew members were on the Titanic?
Eight hundred and 92 were listed on the Titanic's the crew list.

Passengers on the Titanic, didn't realized until 1: 15 when the water reached up to the name Titanic which was on the bow, that Titanic was going to sink, as the slope of the deck became steeper, the boats began to be more fully loaded with passengers

At approximately 23:40 on 14 April 1912, Titanic hit an iceberg.
At approximately 02:20 on April 15, about two hours and 40 minutes later, Titanic was plunged to the bottom of the ocean .

This year marks that 99 years has passed since that night where the Titanic disappeared into the waves of the North Atlantic . There have been 3 expeditions down to the wreck during the many years which have passed. The latest was in 2006.

Next year, which will mark that 100 years has passed since that fateful night. There is to be conducted ​​a cruise from Southampton in southern Britain to the spot where the Titanic disappeared beneath the waves, where there will be held a minute's silence for those who died that fateful night, after which the cruise will proceed to New York, all in all five days is this cruise suppose to last. Relations to the people who survived from the Titanic will be on board.