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Belfast the Beautiful City

Day 6, Monday October 24, 2016


Breakfast. What was unusual about breakfast. Well, this is Ireland so oatmeal at the buffet was served with whiskey.

The Titanic

Day 6, Monday October 24, 2016

The Titanic Museum

Our first major stop of our first full day in Belfast, was the Titanic museum, on the site of the former Harland and Wolff shipyard, where the Titanic and other ships were built (all ending in ic, like the Olympic or Britannic). It seems like that would not be particularly interesting but in fact it was an amazing museum which was beautifully done. The museum building itself is gorgeous with the design intended to reflect Belfast’s history of ship making and the industrial legacy left by Harland and Wolff. It was designed by Eric Kuhne and Associates. It is made up of three angles which look like the main prow of the ship. Some say it looks like an iceberg and the locals in fact call it “the iceberg.”  It is covered in 3000 individual silver anodized aluminum shards standing 12 feet high, the same size as the Titanic’s hull.

Heading to Belfast – no longer one of the “B” cities to avoid

Day 5, Sunday Oct 23, 2016

Leaving Dublin

Today we headed out of Dublin and headed north to Belfast. Since we would be traveling all around the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, I thought I’d include a map.

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