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Belfast Rising

March 27, 2014
Belfast Northern Ireland

Traveling from Dublin, a city with an excellent tourism infrastructure, it was interesting comparing Belfast to it, what with Belfast recent period of peace. There is lots of growth here in Belfast, which benefits more from the UK economy (fragile as it is) than Dublin does from Ireland.

Belfast, with its small city centre, is easy to traverse by foot. You can pretty much get anywhere in about a ten minute walk from the centre in any direction. Belfast is very working class and, while I enjoyed my few days here, one can imagine this will be a much better, more lively place to visit within the next few years. People are down to earth, especially since they haven’t been overwhelmed by tourists. The restaurant scene is growing and it’s cheaper to get a pint at a pub here than most other places in the UK.

My highlights are City Hall (with free tours daily Mon-Sat), the political murals, the Titanic Quarter and museum, and St. George’s market.

Here are some highlights in photos:

Belfast

Belfast

City Hall at night

City Hall at night

Belfast

Belfast

Bittles Bar

Bittles Bar

Kitchen Bar

Kitchen Bar

Titanic Quarter

Titanic Quarter

Titanic Museum

Titanic Museum

SS Nomadic - Last exiting White Star Line ship

SS Nomadic – Last exiting White Star Line ship

By the River Lagan

By the River Lagan

By the River Lagan

By the River Lagan

City Hall

City Hall

Belfast City Centre

Belfast City Centre

Titanic Memorial Garden

Titanic Memorial Garden

City Hall

City Hall

City Hall

City Hall

St. George's Market

St. George’s Market

St. George's Market

St. George’s Market

 

 

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1 Comment

  • Reply Corrie March 27, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I want to visit! These are beautiful!! :)

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