I decided to go a bit off the grid, and explore some areas that weren’t posted in
our initial meeting. I was surprised to find a replica of the R.M.S. Titanic, and
had to go onboard to take a better look.
I thought the set up of this area was rather authentic, with period specific
automobiles and posters [though, if you look to the right, you will see a replica
of James Cameron’s film “Titanic” ]
I decided to relax for a while in one of the lounges. When you clicked on the
pictures framed on the walls, information about the Titanic was available which I
thought was really nice and informative.
I took a moment to walk around the various decks, noticing the handful of
lifeboats scattered about. It was kind of a sobering moment, even in Second
After walking around on deck, I decided to enjoy some champagne and sprawl
out by a small fire, holding a rose. The perfect pose for a beautiful painting, by
the equally beautiful Leonardo DiCaprio, wouldn’t you agree?
I decided to take my exploring below decks, where I got to witness the ship
mechanics in action. It was actually a really neat experience, and I’m glad that
this was an option!
There were some really neat views from up here, of both the ocean and the
There are quite a few areas like this throughout Second Life if you know where [and how] to
search for them. I simply thought of a historical topic of interest [to me] and did a search
within Second Life and teleported right to the Titanic; and even though at face value a tour
of the R.M.S. Titanic might not seem exceptionally educational, many aspects of the ship
are, and could easily be utilized within a Unit which includes learning about the Titanic.
As an example, throughout the ship, there were clickable images of people, places, and
objects onboard that provided accurate information on those topics, and some instances
links to where you could read on them further. It was a new take on learning, and an
interesting way to gain information on a sobering event, because it allows visitors to get
immersed within the environment, making it more real and thus more fascinating to learn