Northern Ireland — Belfast

Scottish Provident Building

Still based in Dublin, Ursula had a hankering to visit Belfast, Northern Ireland. So, for €20 each, we boarded a bus and headed north.

The Crown Liquor Saloon; corner of Great Victoria and Amelia streets

The sights here are historic, colorful, and leave one full of wonder for this charming city. One such magnificent structure is the Belfast City Hall. This grand example of Baroque Revival architecture was completed in 1906:

Belfast City Hall

There are several statues on the grounds. This one stands before the east façade, which runs along Donegall Square East:

Belfast City Hall — east façade

At the corner where Howard Street becomes Grosvenor Road, and Great Victoria Street becomes Fisherwick Place, is a church that dates back to 1905. This is Church House. It is the headquarters for the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, and also serves as a commercial conference center.

Church House

With only hours to sightsee before our return bus ride to Dublin, we did what we frequently do when seeing a new city for the first time. We boarded a Hop-on/Hop-off. One of the sights we took in was the Lanyon Building at Queen’s University.

Lanyon Building, Queen’s University

This week’s Fun Photo Friday will feature favorites from Galway, but we’ll continue the look at Belfast next week. Until then, here’s some additional Belfast sights:


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