T is for Two Totally Different Things

TThis year I’m participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge again. I thought it might be fun to share some of my photography instead of always my words. They say a picture is worth–well, you know what they say 😉

I will try to keep these blog posts short and sweet, while still offering a little bit of insight into each photograph, just for fun.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Blogging from A to Z Challenge you can check out these links:

~ What Is The Blogging from A to Z Challenge? ~ ParticipantsMy Blogging from A to Z Challenge (2013): All About Niteblade ~ My Blogging from A to Z Challenge (2012): Unthemed ~

T is for two totally different things.

Both of which are in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

First of all, T is for the Titanic Graves. There’s a section of a graveyard in Halifax which is reserved for the graves of the victims of the Titanic disaster. Seeing row after row of identical (or nearly so) graves all with the same date of death… it’s a moving experience:

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And on the exact opposite side of the emotional spectrum I offer you Theodore. Because he’s a tugboat and a friendly tugboat too (a friendly tugboat too). Oh, Theodore! He likes to do the things that friendly tugboats do!

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23 thoughts on “T is for Two Totally Different Things

  1. Lovely photographs. Sad about the Titanic graves. But that tugboat is awesome! Well done on posting two very different things, indeed. 🙂

    • Thank you Sara. I wasn’t sure if I ought to hit such differing points of the emotional spectrum in the same post, but no one seems upset about it, so I’ll count it a win 😉

    • I think it’s quite a tourist attraction. There was a whole tour group full of people there when we went.

  2. Wowser, those pictures are quite the contrast to one another. The Titanic graves are startling. Why were so many victims buried in Halifax?

    • Just looked it up. The rescue ships came from Halifax. I had no idea so many victims were either buried at sea or far from their original homes.

      • Yar, this.

        It’s pretty sad. Those poor families, they must have felt an immense lack of closure.

  3. Those graves are a sad sight. How painful it must be 🙁

    And Theodore looks so adorable! How I would love a ride on that tugboat 🙂

    Popping by from A-Z. May I say I love the layout on your blog? Fresh, clean and uncluttered. Very nice 🙂 You have a new follower.

    • Thank you, and welcome 🙂

      The graves are very sad. There were lots and lots of people there when we went, so there wasn’t a chance to just sit and reflect, but I did plenty of that after the fact. Heartbreaking.

  4. Hi; thanks for visiting my blog (A Bench with a View). That tugboat is so cute! I was on another blog earlier in the challenge that was talking about the Titanic grave sites in Hailfax; that would be so surreal to see I think. Enjoy the rest of the challenge; we are on the home stretch!

    betty

    • I’m not going to lie. Part of me is excited this challenge is almost done, but another part will be disappointed when it’s over. I may keep going through the list of blogs on the sign-up page and see how many more of them I can visit 😉

    • I don’t think they are *all* there. I could be wrong but for some reason I feel like some families claimed their loved ones bodies… but yeah, it was a moving sight.

    • It’s actually just a section in an existing graveyard, but it is definitely worth a visit. It makes the tragedy very real.

  5. Hi Rhonda,

    I am in a grave moment in my life right now so seeing Theodore made me smile 🙂 If you are curious why I feel grave, you may check my post on Monday for R is for Rio de Janeiro.

    Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment on my page. Most of my postcards are from anonymous exchange through postcrossing.com Some of them are from arranged swaps through the Facebook group with the same name, postcrossing and from friends.

    Cheers,
    Maria

    • I’m glad Theo was able to give you a smile, and thank you for explaining about your postcards. I thought it must be something like that, but I wasn’t sure 🙂

  6. I’ve watched a lot of Theodore in my time (or maybe I should say my kids’ time!).

    I didn’t know there was a graveyard for Titanic victims! I’d love to visit- most likely a very sobering experience.

    • LoL Danica was never really into Theodore, but after seeing him in the harbour that song was stuck in all our heads for the whole rest of the trip.

      The graveyard isn’t exclusively for Titanic victims, but one section of it is.

  7. I almost did Titanic for my T. We just finished a mini-unit on it in my class. I’m blown away how mesmerized the kiddos are by every detail. I’ll have to put your blog up on my Smartboard tomorrow so they can see the pic of the graves.

    • I have some more up-close photos and such of the graves I’m happy to send your way if you’d like them. Though I suppose if you’ve just finished the unit the timing might be bad LOL Lemme know if you want them though, maybe you can use them for next year.

  8. My goodness, Rhonda. Such poignancy juxtaposed with something that made me smile. Never heard of Theodore. Is he like Thomas the Tank Engine? Great post, by the way. How cool is Theodore?

  9. The picture of the graves is very moving. The tugboat is adorable. Each photo definitely evoke two very different emotions. Nice job!

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