A Belfastian History Lesson

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Our "Black" Taxi cab.
Exhausted after a long day of day-tripping to the northern coast, we kept the night of our return to our home base low-key. 

The next day, we decided to delve a little more into what made Belfast, Belfast.  By this, I mean we took a tour of history by taking the black-cab taxi tour of the city's important murals and the Peace line.  I won't go into the history of the "The Troubles" and the Catholic/Protestant conflicts here(you'd be better off wikipedia-ing it anyway), but I can say that the murals were really amazing and definitely worth the trip.  Our driver told us the stories behind each one, took us to meet a former army guy, and let us get down and sign the Peace wall with our well wishes.

The morning of the day we were to leave Belfast, we took a walk down to the Botanical gardens, which were only a couple blocks from our hostel.  We had ourselves a little picnic with some "Belfast Baps" (just rolls),  and just looked at all the beautiful flowers.  My favorite part was definitely the rose gardens, as I don't think I realized that many different types of roses existed.  Quite enchanting. =0


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Our Black Taxi cab.
Our "Black" Taxi cab.
Andrew Jackson mural.
Andrew Jackson mural.
Our driver told us this was a Belf…
Our driver told us this was a Bel…
Someone elses real black taxi.
Someone else's real black taxi.
Creepy gunman that followed you wh…
Creepy gunman that followed you w…
Peace wall.
Peace wall.
Family and Aussie guy that joined …
Family and Aussie guy that joined…
Signing the wall.  It was really h…
Signing the wall. It was really …
Bullet?
Bullet?
Right by our hostel. =)
Right by our hostel. =)
Botanical gardens!
Botanical gardens!
The Rose garden, which to me looke…
The Rose garden, which to me look…
Peace rose. =)
Peace rose. =)
I thought these were just the cute…
I thought these were just the cut…
Maggie Mays.  Delicious!
Maggie Mays. Delicious!
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