Today’s Fun Photo Friday Favorites of Belfast:
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Another tour destination on our Hop-on/Hop-off tour of Belfast was the Titanic Museum:
Time was running low however, so we did not disembark for entrance into the museum. I did manage to snag a shot of one of a nearby display, HMS Caroline (1914):
Of course, no visit to Belfast is quite complete without a journey to the historic Belfast Harland and Wolff Shipyard. Harland and Wolff began building ships in 1861, and is most famous for constructing ships for the White Star Line, including RMS Titanic, Olympic, and Britannic.
The hour grew late, and we had to catch a bus back to Dublin before we got stranded. So, back to Dublin it was for Ursula and me. Here we have the Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin:
This bridge is noted for an appearance reminiscent of a harp lying on its side; the harp being a national symbol of Ireland.
The sun was setting, giving Dublin a nice, warm glow that I took advantage of:
Finally, after a long day, it was time for dinner at a place we went back repeatedly during our stay in Dublin. That would be Quays Irish Restaurant. But today I was feeling more inclined toward some American fare, so I went with the chicken wings and a Smithwick’s Red Irish Ale:
Ursula opted to stay local with steamed mussels and a bowl of chowder:
Today we’ll just sit back and watch the architecture go by while we sit atop that Hop-on/Hop-off, beginning with the image above of the 1929 Montague Burton Buildings on High Street and Corn Market. This structure currently houses a Dunnes Stores, but also once hosted a Woolworth’s:
Just northeast of Montague Burton is the Albert Memorial Clock at Queen’s Square and Victoria Street which you can see in the distance as we head toward it on High Street:
Now let’s get a closer look at the Albert Memorial Clock, which was completed in 1869:
Now let’s head back to Belfast City Hall for a glimpse at the Titanic Memorial:
Other structures displayed in today’s article I’ve described before. But today I’m going to show them in compositions different from past depictions: