abandoned Soviet Railway Station~environmental graffiti reports that this stunningly ornate abandoned railway station dates back to the time of the Russian Empire. Located in the much disputed and conflict-torn region of Abkhazia, the station was once a busy passenger hub but fell into abandonment in 1991 with the fall of the Soviet Union. Many fine features incredibly survive today despite nature’s relentless struggle to reclaim the land.
Joseph Laroche and Juliette Lafargue were an intershade couple aboard the Titanic. As the ship sank, Joseph stuffed his coat with money & jewelry, took his pregnant wife and children to the deck and managed to get them into a lifeboat. He gave the coat to his wife, and said: “Here, take this, you are going to need it. I’ll get another boat. God be with you. I’ll see you in New York.” Joseph died in the sinking. He was the only victim of African Descent on the Titanic.