Belfast Telegraph

Editor's Viewpoint: A Titanic travesty

Almost 100 years after it sank, the Titanic continues to fascinate a global audience. Every new nugget of information about the ill-fated vessel is pored over as if it held the key to the meaning of life.

Now stunning 3-D pictures of the wreck on the north Atlantic seabed bring the legend back into sharper than ever focus. Even split in two and rusting, the ship has a majesty few other man-made objects could ever muster.

Sadly, there is still nothing of equal note in Belfast, the birthplace of the Titanic, to commemorate the most famous liner in history.

Let us hope that by 2012, the centenary of its sinking, a fitting tribute will be on display here, though that is by no means certain.

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