Northern Ireland (UK)
This is the city hall in Belfast.
Crown Liquors (Bar) is an old saloon from the 1800s in Belfast.
It is a great place to get some hearty Irish stew and a drink.
The London style cabs are seen in Northern Ireland also.
This is the Peace Wall in Belfast which seperates the Catholic and
Protestant neighborhoods. There was heavy fighting in Belfast
from around the 1960s till 1998 when a peace agreement was signed by
the two sides.
This is the old Scottish Provident Institution Building in
Belfast. Belfast was the 2nd most prosperous city in the UK after
The Titanic was built in Belfast. This is the slipway where the
Titanic was set to sea. The museum is in the background.
Belfast was known for shipbuilding back then.
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Belfast is the
capital of Northern Ireland, which is a part of the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The six northern counties of
Ireland decided to stay in the union with the crown. At one
point, there was heavy fighting in Belfast between the Catholic
community which wanted to be part of the Republic of Ireland the
Protestants who are loyalists to the UK. In 1998, a peace
agreement was signed by the two sides. Since then, there was been
relative peace in Northern Ireland, and there are no borders now
between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. We were not
stopped at all when crossing from one side to the other. There is
still a wall dividing the two communities, but the city hopes the wall
will come down by 2022.
Last Updated: January 6 , 2017 7:52