Touring Belfast

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Doing the Black Taxi tour of the Shankill Road.

I awoke early and was dropped off in Belfast for a day of touring on my own.

First was a (original) Black Taxi tour. It was quite interesting to actually get more into the Shankill and Falls Road areas, seeing it up close rather than just on the TV or in movies. I enjoyed as well having those extra little details from the driver.

Once that was done, I headed to the Belfast Welcome Centre to get more info and check possible purchases. I decided to buy myself a ticket on the hop-on-hop-off bus, then grabbed some lunch at the British Home Store café (they make really good iced tea!).

Finished lunch, I made my way across the street and not long after we were off! I've never sat on the top part, but I soon found out how cool temperature-wise it is up there! Thank goodness I'd come prepared, so I was able to keep warm while getting photos. I didn't get off during the tour, but I was able to get a few decent photos.

After we returned to the beginning, I decided to walk over to a couple of spots where I hadn't got photos from the bus, specifically St. Anne's and the Albert Tower. While headed in their directions, I discovered Writer's Square. Unfortunately I had been too late to visit inside St. Anne's, so I made my way toward Victoria Square, a new mall. It's very intersting in the way it's designed: very open to the air. I couldn't imagine something like that in my part of Canada!

I wandered a bit more before heading home for the evening, hopeful to get a full night's sleep.

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My taxi.
My taxi.
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City Hall
City Hall
Where the Titanic was built.
Where the Titanic was built.
Samson and Goliath, two huge crane…
Samson and Goliath, two huge cran…
Stormont Parliament
Stormont Parliament
Nuala with the Hula on one of th…
"Nuala with the Hula" on one of t…
Former courthouse. Notice that Lad…
Former courthouse. Notice that La…
Apartment block that was formerly …
Apartment block that was formerly…
The largest celtic cross in the wo…
The largest celtic cross in the w…
St. Annes Cathedral
St. Anne's Cathedral
Writers Square
Writers' Square
Albert Tower. Its actually on an …
Albert Tower. It's actually on an…
Victoria Square mall
Victoria Square mall
Looking up at the viewing platform…
Looking up at the viewing platfor…
Standing on the viewing platform i…
Standing on the viewing platform …
City Hall
City Hall
Ferris wheel beside City Hall.
Ferris wheel beside City Hall.
Outdoor corridor at Queens.
Outdoor corridor at Queen's.
Hot house within the grounds of Qu…
Hot house within the grounds of Q…
Me in front of the gates to Queen…
Me in front of the gates to Queen…
Belfast
photo by: vulindlela