Titanic fever has struck here in Northern Ireland, with the centenary fast approaching. For a long time, people in Northern Ireland appear to have carried some kind of guilt at her loss. However there has been a change in mood recently, to one of celebration, that such a magnificent vessel was built and fitted out in Belfast. We were fortunate enough to visit the new Titanic Experience recently opened in Belfast, and it was truly an experience. We had bought my dad tickets for his birthday, back in February, and we were all worried it would not be as good as it was made out to be. It was every bit as good as the media had made it out to be. http://titanicbelfast.com/Navigation/The-Titanic-Experience.aspx The building of the Titanic was a huge thing for Belfast at the time, with 3000 of the 15000 men employed by Harland and Wolff working on it, in very stressful and dangerous conditions - 8 men died during construction, but apparently Harland and Wolff estimated that 15 men would be likely to die, so the safety record was actually very good. I've always had an interest in The Titanic story, and the buzz about it here in Northern Ireland is very special indeed. Unfortunately the whole story ended tragically, which is very sad, but the men and women of Belfast, who worked so hard to ensure she was the beautiful liner she was, should be remembered for the wonderful job they did. My dad and I were just talking as we went around the exhibition, about how sad it was that after all the hardwork, she didn't even get to complete her maiden voyage. It was a terrible loss.