Belfast a hidden gem

Well I put this picture on my work Face Book , and no one guessed where I was ?? did the big metal letters not give it away ?

You can see the huge building behind me , this is the Titanic museum , which of course everyone knows was built in the famous Belfast docks way back when , the building itself has been built to represent the height of the ship and is exactly the same height as the ill-fated vessel. We ran out of time while in Belfast to go around , you need a good 2-3 hours , after spending two hours on the touring bus , we had to head back to our friends as we had dinner reservations.

But a fascinating city and we highly recommend doing the tour bus, as its a very big city too ! the famous stormont parliament building which at present sits empty, only in Ireland, apparently they cannot agree on anything with the different parties , so they all left , and this was 16 months ago, you just have to laugh.

A little trivia fact , the roads that lead up to the building are in the shape of the union flag !! you may get that question one day in a quiz

A very sad part driving through was seeing this wall , this was supposed to divide the Catholics and protestants during the troubles , hard to believe the troubles went on for over 40 years, unbelievable that such a “war” could continue for so long , and the loss of lives of the innocent that were caught in the crossfire was horrific, an so unnecessary.

The people were lovely , our friends made us very welcome and we had a wonderful night our with a great meal and plentiful music in the local pub , all in all a great weekend in Belfast , and I even got something cruise related !!
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Born in Coventry in 1961 at Gulson Road Hospital, making me a true Coventarian!! I moved to South Africa at the tender age of 19 to live two years with my husband to "try it out" Way back then in 1981 the South African government kindly paid our fare. We…

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