Titanic Fanatic 93

Hi I'm Will, I'm nineteen years old and I've been interested in the Titanic since I saw the 1997 film Titanic, when I was four years old. I decided to make a Tumblr and post stuff about the Titanic. I hope to join the Titanic Historical Society someday.

August 29, 2012 7:07 am August 26, 2012 7:55 pm
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A render of Titanic’s Aft Grand Staircase from A Deck to C Deck, showing only the stairs in a manner similar to a painting done by Ken Marschall.
Modeled & Rendered by Matthew DeWinkeleer.
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titanic-lost-in-the-darkness:

A render of Titanic’s Aft Grand Staircase from A Deck to C Deck, showing only the stairs in a manner similar to a painting done by Ken Marschall.

Modeled & Rendered by Matthew DeWinkeleer.

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July 17, 2012 7:00 am
magnificenttitanic:

Did you know that during the early 1930s, Titanic’s sister-ship, R.M.S. Olympic, had her “Grand Staircase” painted green?! They did it during Olympic’s 1932-33 refit (a kind of “remodeling”). It could have looked something like the above retouched photo. Most of the woodwork was painted avocado green, with various details and carvings in the woodwork being painted gold.
The decision to paint the staircase green was a product of the Art-Deco architectural style of the 1930s, where green would have been one of the “chosen colors”. Newer Deco-Liners were being built, and painting the Olympic’s first class staircases (both fore and aft ones) green was just another way to stay with the times. Many pieces of woodwork were saved from the Olympic when she was scrapped in 1935-37. Click here to see photos of some of those pieces from a 1991 auction in which those pieces were sold off. Some of the photos show coats of green and gold paint on the woodwork.
It’s strange to contemplate this being done to Titanic if she had survived into the 1930s. Imagine the fine woodwork of Titanic’s famous Grand Staircase painted in green and gold!
Retouched photo source: TOCL - Colorized by Ian Ortwein.

magnificenttitanic:

Did you know that during the early 1930s, Titanic’s sister-ship, R.M.S. Olympic, had her “Grand Staircase” painted green?! They did it during Olympic’s 1932-33 refit (a kind of “remodeling”). It could have looked something like the above retouched photo. Most of the woodwork was painted avocado green, with various details and carvings in the woodwork being painted gold.

The decision to paint the staircase green was a product of the Art-Deco architectural style of the 1930s, where green would have been one of the “chosen colors”. Newer Deco-Liners were being built, and painting the Olympic’s first class staircases (both fore and aft ones) green was just another way to stay with the times. Many pieces of woodwork were saved from the Olympic when she was scrapped in 1935-37. Click here to see photos of some of those pieces from a 1991 auction in which those pieces were sold off. Some of the photos show coats of green and gold paint on the woodwork.

It’s strange to contemplate this being done to Titanic if she had survived into the 1930s. Imagine the fine woodwork of Titanic’s famous Grand Staircase painted in green and gold!

Retouched photo source: TOCL - Colorized by Ian Ortwein.

May 28, 2012 8:16 am

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Titanic’s forward Grand Staircase on the Boat Deck, and the First Class Reception Room on D Deck in-game.

Modeled by Matthew DeWinkeleer.
Cryengine 3 conversion by Robin Bock.

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May 3, 2012 2:01 pm

Colorized interior photos taken aboard the RMS Titanic. 

Rooms in order of appearance: 

  1. Grand Staircase
  2. First Class Reception Room
  3. First Class Dinning Saloon 
  4. "A la Carte" Restaurant 
  5. Palm Court
March 26, 2012 8:14 pm

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Renders of Titanic’s aft first class “Grand Staircase”.

Titanic had two Grand Staircases, though the aft staircase was less “grand”, extending only from A to C Deck, a smaller dome, no elevators, and a less-intricate clock. It did, however, have an elegant restaurant reception room on B Deck.

Modeled by Matthew DeWinkeleer.

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March 9, 2012 1:24 pm

Little known fact about the grand staircase set in the 1997 film. The art department actually made the grand staircase bigger than it really was. If you compare the staircase from the 1997 movie, to this colorized photograph of the actual staircase in 1912, or to this scale replica located Branson MO, you can clearly see there’s a difference in the width of the stairs. I read the art department from the 97 film said people are bigger now days and they felt it needed to be expanded, and that they also wanted to make it feel “more grand”. However personally I really don’t see there was any need to make it bigger. Considering the average height of a 21 year old man in 1912 was 5’8”, where as in 2012 it’s 5’10”. So there’s really only a few inches difference. 

March 5, 2012 6:39 am

magnificenttitanic:

Painting of Titanic’s Grand Staircase, from the Boat Deck to E Deck, by Ken Marschall.

(Source: The Olympic Class Liners)

March 3, 2012 10:00 pm

I recently found these colorized photos of the Titanic. They’re beautifully done and really fascinating to look at.