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February 18, 2015

BELFAST

Belfast is the capital city of the North of Ireland and is situated at the head of Belfast Lough. It is the largest urban area in the province of Ulster, the second largest city on the island of Ireland and the 15th largest city in the United Kingdom. The name Belfast also originates from the Gaelic Beal Feirste, which means mouth of the river.

Some of the many atractions in the historic city of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Top row: Queen's University, the Crown Bar and City Hall.
Middle row: Belfast Castle, the Titanic Centre and the Botanic Gardens.
Bottom row: Stormont, the Big Fish and Harland & Wolfe Titanic Mural.

Belfast is a product of the Vicorian industrial age. Shipbuilding, engineering, linen and rope-making flourished here. The city's most enduring peaceful symbols are the two great yellow Harland and Wolff dockyard, nicknamed Samson and Goliath, while numerous haughty Victorian buildings fill the city center. City Hall is the most impressive structure, topped by handsome copper domes, with elaborate stucco and a staircase of three types of Italian marble inside.
Only in Belfast can you trace the Titanic story to its source, discover the passion and pride of those who designed and built her and relive the excitement of the Titanic era when the city was at the height of its powers.
To find out more about Belfast: Belfast City Hall

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4 comments:

  1. Pierwsze skojarzenie to piosenka Boney M. - Belfast :)
    Ale Belfast kojarzy mi się głównie jako miejsce konfliktów związanych z dążeniami Irlandii Płn. do oderwania się od W. Brytanii.
    A pocztówka ładna, zwłaszcza te zamki.

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  2. A mi się Belfast kojarzy z piwem :]

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  3. Yes, I follow you on gfc #19, follow back?

    http://www.itsmetijana.blogspot.com/

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  4. Słyszałam własnie gdzieś o Belfaście i Titanicu i chyba jedynie z tym skojarzyło mi się to miasto. Widać, że miasto ma ciekawą architekturę - każdy budynek jest w sumie inny, jednak największą uwagę przyciągnął zamek - wygląda dość imponująco :)

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