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Old December 11th, 2012, 07:25 PM   #1
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BELFAST, Northern Ireland

Belfast is the capital of, and largest city in, Northern Ireland. By population, it is the fourteenth largest city in the United Kingdom and second largest on the island of Ireland. The city of Belfast has a population of 286,000 and lies at the heart of the Belfast urban area, which has a population of 579,276. The Larger Urban Zone, as defined by the European Union, has a total population 641,638. Belfast was granted city status in 1888.

Historically, Belfast has been a centre for the Irish linen industry (earning the nickname "Linenopolis"), tobacco production, rope-making and shipbuilding: the city's main shipbuilders, Harland and Wolff, which built the well-known RMS Titanic, propelled Belfast on to the global stage in the early 20th century as the biggest and most productive shipyard in the world. Belfast played a key role in the Industrial Revolution, establishing its place as a global industrial centre until the latter half of the 20th century. Industrialisation and the inward migration it brought made Belfast, if briefly, the biggest city in Ireland at the turn of the 20th century. The city was largely destroyed during WW2 (Belfast Blitz).

Today, Belfast remains a centre for industry, as well as the arts, higher education and business, a legal centre, and is the economic engine of Northern Ireland. The city suffered greatly during the period of conflict called the Troubles, but latterly has undergone a sustained period of calm, free from the intense political violence of former years, and substantial economic and commercial growth. Belfast city centre has undergone considerable expansion and regeneration in recent years, notably around Victoria Square. Belfast is served by two airports: George Best Belfast City Airport in the city, and Belfast International Airport 15 miles (24 km) west of the city. Belfast is also a major port, with commercial and industrial docks dominating the Belfast Lough shoreline, including the famous Harland and Wolff shipyard.

7.86 million tourists visited Belfast in 2011.

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Scottish Provident Building




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St.Peter's Cathedral
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Belfast Castle


Stormont




Crumlin Road Courthouse (needs renovation)


Old BMC Building


Custom House


The Speaker


Malmaison Hotel


High Street


Albert Memorial Clock


Titanic Belfast






Obel Tower (tallest skyscraper in Belfast, 85 metres)
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Great shots. Greetings from the south of Emerald Isle.
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Old December 15th, 2012, 05:11 AM   #6
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Titanic Museum is impressive and your view is charming.
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THAT MUSEUM!

Such a beautiful city that combination between old and news is just perfect!

Keep 'em Coming!
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I've actually been to Belfast, a very pleasant city with lovely architecture.
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I've planned a visit next month. Looks like a beautiful and gorgeous city!
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Beautiful city, i wish visit in the future.
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Wonderful images, thank you for sharing
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Well ... now I wanna go to Northern Ireland ...
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