|Bow of Titanic|
The bow section of the ship is in MUCH better condition than the stern – this is the portion that you always see in videos and pictures, and which you will see in the video clip below. This is believed to be because the bow had already mostly filled with water before it sank to the bottom, whereas the stern did not and the air pockets exploded as it sank into the deep water pressure. The bow is still in really good shape for being underwater for almost 100 years – most of the wood has deteriorated, the crow’s nest and grand staircase have collapsed. There is a lot of concern though because tourists hire subs to go down and tour the wreck and they are damaging the fragile and stressed structure – they are also taking souvenirs.
|Stern of Titanic|
In this video below you will see that there are all kinds of debris still visible on board and in the area surrounding the ship. You can see shoes and jewelry, dishes still in their cases, furniture, lamps etc. It is amazing that things like dishes didn't break when it crashed to the bottom or even move out of their cases.
There is a wonderful website you can check out to find more information and pictures of the Titanic called Titanic Universe.
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