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... the tourism industry is thriving. Belfast is quite compact and much less busy than London, so we felt much more 'at home' here. After checking in to our hotel and dropping off our bags, we had a quiet first morning here, window shopping and checking out the tourist attractions of the city centre. Lyndal's friend, Conor took the afternoon off to take us out to lunch at a Mexican grill joint, before showing us around. There is a dome at the top of a ...
... bears the scars from its violent and very political history. The mountain overlooking the city is still used to display politically driven messages, with a giant 'YES SCOTLAND' written on its rocky face. Even that showed there was still a lot of division here - there was a sign promoting a country become independent of the United Kingdom, yet this very country remains very much apart of the United Kingdom. The bus made its first stop to drop off those people who wanted ...
... Now that I'm all on my own
I saw you just the other day,
My, how you have grown!
Cast my memory back there, Lord,
Sometimes I'm overcome thinking about
Making love in the green grass behind the stadium with you,
My brown eyed girl' ('Brown Eyed Girl')
4 Bread Street
'When the train whistle blows
All the sadness that Hank Williams knows
And the river flows
Call them pagan streams and it spins and turns
... with the Giro . I wandered down the Main Street past the town hall and headed across the river to the Titanic district. It is here the start of the cycling starts, with lots going on.
I visited the Titanic museum which was surprisingly good, very modern with loads of interaction, cinemas and cabin mock ups - not bad for one who does not really do museums !!!!
Afterwards after waiting at a bus stop an Irish man came ...
... 360 degree view of Belfast. It probably is the most uninspiring view I have ever encountered! Belfast has built and expanded into a hot potch of old and new buildings with no coherent planning and no thought of aesthetics.
Next we walked round to St.Anne's Cathedral which was closed but on the outside it boasts the largest Celtic cross on any church.
Cannot say I was sad to leave Belfast.
The Captain has just ...