The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
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We got up this morning around 9, took our time getting ready, and had breakfast around 10AM. We had Phillip schedule our tour for just after 11. Our driver, Bill, picked us up, and headed to the eastern side of Belfast, where the port and shipyards are. Kaaren and I didn't know that the Titanic was built in Belfast. There was apparently very active …
Tom, the owner (yes, another Tom), is a retired chef, who also taught culinary arts at the local college, so breakfast was quite spectacular for a B&B. There were croissants as good as any we've ever had, and scones, and several bowls of assorted preserves and compotes for it all, along with fruit, several different selections of dry cereal, …
... had been called, even the name Titan seeks to attain grandeur. We caught a cab to Crown Bar and the Irish taxi driver said "People
say why does Belfast celebrate the Titanic so much? in response we
say it took 6000 irish men to build the titanic and less than 5 days for
an English man to destroy it".
The next day we had a rough start, so far Sally and I had emerged triumphant in having our trip run smoothly but ...
... to Titanic! The cost was £14 for admission - it was very interactive and the information was amazing! The Ho-Ho Bus stopped here, so I hopped off but later rejoined the tour. Lots of stuff I never ever knew. There was even a 'ride' that took you thru what would have been the shipping yard where they built the ship. Did you know that over 3 million rivets were used in the making of Titanic?? Me neither! And a first class suite ...
... and Loyalist part of Belfast. It was clear to see that this was the Loyalist section of the city as there were Union flags on nearly every building. We saw many murals that were painted during the "troubles", a lot of which had close connection to Britain and some celebrating the Protestant Paramilitary organizations. We passed the scene of the 1993 Shankhill Road Bombing (now a Credit Union) which killed 10 people and drove along the famous Peace Wall ...
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