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Travel Blogs from Belfast
... very tall wall. The people loyal to England, the Protestants on one side and those who want Northern Ireland to join the rest of Ireland as free country, the Catholics on the other. The wall was erected to stop each side from throwing bombs across the street. Belfast city center is a very nice area, They are trying to overcome their image of being g a violent city. Although there are still a few radicals, the city is now fairly peaceful.
... where other working class live. This area is divided between the Catholics and Protestants by the Peace Wall. It is in this area that most of the "troubles" occurred, lots of killings and riots. The 50 foot wall still divides the two areas. The gates are closed from 9 pm top 6:30 am. Monday through Thursday and from 9 m Friday night till 6:30 Monday mornings. The murals are reflections of the animosity and ...
... up to the tour. We were able to watch a mini-series "Of blood and Steel", a Titanic-based fictional show that discussed the political and social climate around the time of building the ship, before we came and it really helped us to appreciate what the building of Titanic took. The first floor talked about the growth of Belfast in the early 1900's, and the early beginnings of Harland and Wolff, the company that built the Titanic. Harland ...
... it’s going to rain; if you can’t see the hills, it’s already raining. Sure enough, it did rain today, the first rain of our cruise.
After our tour, we came back to the ship, picked up some umbrellas and took the shuttle into the town center. We decided to go to Crown Liquor Saloon. The Crown is one of Belfast’s glories. The bar has richly carved woodwork around cozy cubicles, leather seats, color tile wok and ...
... had a fireplace, and hot drinks! Slowly, I got the feeling back in my hands!! After we got back on the bus, we stopped in a small town called Ballintoy, where we stopped at the Fullarton Arms for lunch (which wasn't that great...), and Darren and I were chatting to the lady at the bar, about Darren's family from Ballycastle, which is just down the road. Our next stop was the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, which is a 20metre rope bridge, that spans across ...
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