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... alright when it left here". Our tour guide told us that the area around the dry dock and the dry dock itself was barren and deteriorating until about 10 years ago when, during the Celtic Tiger boom years, plans were made to develop the Quarter. Strikingly, original blueprints for the Titanic were found in two vacant buildings next to the dry dock. The Titanic Quarter is new source of Civic pride for Belfast. On our own after the tour of the ...
... br> We are sailing. Ten decks, if you count the optimistically named 'sun deck', but in my books that's a big ferry. It's very impressive. Some extremely comfortable, exclusive cabins, a cinema, video lounge, several bars, a restaurant, massage therapy and relaxation room (not the same when the masseur has her tongue pierced and a pretty hard and tough Scottish drawl) and plenty more that I haven't discovered yet.
Will continue if and when the wifi ...
... Anyway, I had quite a few
Irish friends in school but went to a Presbyterian church and pretty much
always viewed the IRA and hunger strikers as just a bunch of terrorists as we’ve
since come to view Al Qaeda and Islamists.
I don’t claim to be an authority on the history, but
essentially the English conquered Ireland and subjugated the people centuries
ago and abused them as overlords in a kind of master-serf relationship ...
... Ireland. There is still something magical that I have in my mind about this place from my childhood. Visions of rainbows and green hills, wonderful music and cheeky people. And it still manages to deliver. I spent a great deal of time here for my PhD and fell in love with Belfast (and its amazingly wonderful and resilient people). ...
... couple of stops we come to the Titanic museum and decide, why not.The building is an unusual shape… if you were looking at it from the air, it would look like a star. From all sides it is shaped like the bow of the ship. It is covered in large aluminium plates, that catches the sun. We start the tour by going into the old building where they used to draw up the original plans. That building had a large curved roof that let in a lot of natural light. We were ...