Yes, that's right Gavin.....I don't think there are any major changes (it still sank!) also, the Musee de la Mer now shows a short Empress film to its visitors - I was there about three weeks ago and it was well accepted by those who saw it
The Musee de la Mer had a small exhibit about the Empress of Ireland in Montreal during the Canada Day celebrations a few weeks ago . It was a nice exhibit to see since I didn't make it to the museum. Geoff, how did you enjoy your visit to Montreal and Quebec City? I thought by going to these northern locales, we could escape some of the heat in North Carolina. Not a chance, it was so hot there the whole time we were there
Darren, I've been back three weeks and am still drying out! I've visited Montreal before but not Quebec - we thought it was fabulous. We visited Grosse Isle too which was quite moving, and the wood carvings in the villages along the St Lawrence were just incredible.
I've visited some hot countries before - but this trip was something else!!!
I couldn't believe how hot it was in Quebec City. Quebec City is really a unique city. I have read that it is the most European looking city in North America. Do you agree with that statement Geoff? Although Quebec City was very nice, during our trip the air was so stagnant and very hazy. I thought I was going to have heat exhaustion in Montreal on top of Mount Royal trying to find Charles Hays gravesite. I am glad you enjoyed your trip.
Yes Darren, I would agree with you, every corner seemed to lead to a totally different scene, squares like in France & Belgium,short, flower filled streets such as you would find in Britain - you could almost believe you were anywhere!
The heat was just incredible, and as you say, mount Royal was at its hottest which impaired the otherwise fabulous views. I'd "done" the Cemetery before however so knew where everything was!
Can't wait to go back though!!
I've been reading Forgotten Empress and I see no reason why a movie could not be made. It could be called Crippen's Curse because the murderer Dr Crippen, who was caught after being recognised by Captain Kendall on another ship, is said to have cursed him. :->
Although the ship sank quickly, quite a bit is known about events on board and there is material for romance, as well as adventure. I especially like the 8-year-old girl who kept her head and swam to safety. There's a lot of human interest, such as the large group of Salvation Army members, most of whom were lost. There were some of the rather rich and the almost famous on board, such as the actor, Lawrence Irving. Then there's the inquiry, with our old friend, Lord Mersey.
I think a very good movie could be made and it would be of reasonable length, which is more than can be said for Cameron's bum-numbing opus. The one thing it would lack is the magical name of Titanic. That would spook the financers.