"Belfast Northern Ireland" Top 5 Page for this destination Belfast by ronaldbarr

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Belfast, Northern Ireland

As a metaphor for Belfast this image of a mature oak has strength, potential, endurance, beauty, energy and a sense of natural complexity.
This tree lives close to the river Lagan three miles upstream from where the river flows into Belfast Lough and to the Irish sea.

Belfast City Centre

Belfast City centre is this building with the address of Donegall Square. The City Council meets and conducts its business from here. Guided tours are both popular and informative. I have much more detail on my Belfast pages. If you want to learn more drop in or better still, come to Belfast! You can be sure of a great welcome...believe me it's a great city!!!

Pantomine Time in Belfast

These panto characters were spotted outside the Belfast City Hall on the day a Christmas tree was due to arrive from the nearby Botanic Gardens. Their excitement at the prospect of the commencement of the 04/05 Panto season is clearly at odds with that of the very stern Queen Victoria pictured here with them.
Queen Victoria succeeded William IV on the 20th June 1837. Her Coronation took place a year later. To celebrate her Jubilee, the memorial was erected by public shilling subscription and the commission was awarded to Thomas Brock RA. It was unveiled by King Edward VII on the 27th July 1903. The Sicilian marble statue is 11 feet high, and on each side is a life-size bronze figure representing Spinning and Shipbuilding respectively. At the back is a bronze figure of a child representing Education.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:People in Belfast welcome visitors warmly ALWAYS!
  • Cons:If it doesn't rain today...it'll rain twice tomorrow!
  • In a nutshell:Must see. Feel the welcome. Come back!
  • Intro Updated May 8, 2005
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Nice page

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2007 at 8:55 PM

    Hello Ronald. Fantastic insights & gorgeous photos here... I immensely enjoyed your pages. Greetings from the desert :-) Jess

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2006 at 11:39 AM

    wow...you gone big on Belfast, good stuff!! the art of potato production is simply ..a stunning pic, so are others Ronald..great job!! excellent new addition, I love the old oaktree!

  • RitchiS1's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2005 at 8:44 PM

    Hi Ronald , The NOTH may be a very interesting part of Ireland . Great PAGE !! May be I come to Ireland once again to see the missing parts . GREETINGS from Germany , thanks for sharing your pics

  • crazygal59's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2005 at 3:29 PM

    Hi Ronald, Haven't been back to Belfast since I was 20. I think I'm long overdue for that trip. Was born there and came to Canada when I was 5 years of age. Great pages. Still a gorgeous place.

  • dfactor's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2005 at 6:10 PM

    Never thought farmland could look so great. :) Great photography.

  • roz.van's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2005 at 9:01 AM

    hi ya..wow what a joy to look at photos of places i've seen but learn something in the process :) thnks for the journey, roz

  • tpal's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2005 at 8:38 AM

    Hi Ronald, I see I've returned to your Belfast page just in time for the potato harvest...hope you're not too busy ;-) Terrific insights on art in unexpected places. Thanks again ...Tom

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2005 at 2:13 PM

    An interesting introduction to your home city, with some fine photos. Now I know Pisa isn't the only place with a leaning tower.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2005 at 10:30 PM

    Ronald, I shall return to do the bulk of the page. Just ready to retire. Lovely photographs and insightful commentary that does, indeed, create an atmosphere.


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