The Dark Hedges
Compared to the bright International Wall, the Peace Wall in the area between Westside Falls and Shankill Road is obviously bleak, and there are few other pedestrians on the street except tourists. These six-seven-meter-high, 15-million-high walls were used to isolate Catholic and Protestant settlements, and were the most conflicting places in Belfast in The Troubles.
After the peace agreement reached at the end of the last century, the smoke was exhausted and calmed down. Just like the Berlin Wall, people began to express different values and pray for peace through graffiti. Looking at these guns, soldiers, and peace pigeons, we will have more personal thinking about wars and peace, which seem to be far from the long-standing human major propositions.
However, according to the plan of the Northern Ireland authorities, around 2023, the Peace Wall will also face the same fate of the Berlin Wall - it was dismantled. So, its still early to go! Dominic
The love between Jack and Rose, the classic pose of the two with open arms at the bow, and the melodious "My heart will go on"... is the impression most people have on the dream ship Titanic. Although it may be a bit unexpected, the world's most famous luxury ship was born in the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast.
100th anniversary of the sinking accident In 2012, on the site of the construction and launch of the Titanic, an angular silver building was built. It looks like a ship's bow, and looks like a glacier from a distance. . This is the Titanic Museum, the most frequent attraction on Northern Ireland's postcards today.
Titanic has been recorded from design, construction, sea to shipwreck. Every time in the past and present, it is recorded here. In 9 interactive exhibition halls, it takes at least 3 hours to finish. Rather than visiting a museum, it is better to join a trip to the Titanic, and to face the footsteps of time, become a member of more than 15,000 shipbuilders in the clink of the hammer, enjoying the first place in singing and dancing. The welfare of the cabin passengers, in the rushing call for help, crossed the Titanic under the Atlantic Ocean in April 1912... Dominic
The Albert Memorial Clock, the Gothic clock tower built in 1867, is one of Belfast's landmarks and is particularly eye-catching.
This Albert is not someone else. It is Queen Victoria's husband and cousin, Prince Albert. This is not a rare situation in the royal family. Queen Victoria seems to really love her husband who died young, and to give him a memorial tower everywhere, this clock tower is one of them.
Look carefully, the sculptures and patterns on the clock tower are very beautiful, and every time the whole point, there will be a very penetrating bell. Unfortunately, due to the problem of settlement of the foundation, the bell tower began to tilt after it was built, so it was laughed at by the locals as the leaning tower of Belfast.
Don't look up at the clock tower. In fact, the underground passage that is easily missed at the foot is also worth a special trip. The walls in the passage are full of graffiti, which is very suitable for taking pictures. Occasionally through a few locals, the picture looks particularly cinematic. Dominic