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BELFAST CITYMY WEEK LONG VISIT IN MARCH 2022

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This was my most intense visit to Belfast but unfortunately I had a very bad fall on my second day at 9am so it was not because I had too much wine. I was in a lot of pain for about two days but I was more worried about my camera and my new Sony 20mm lens. Initially, after the fall, I could not get the camera to work but after shutting down by removing the batteries everything returned to normal.

In order to reduce weight I limited myself to three lenses. My new Sony 20mm G, a Zeiss Batis 85mm lens and my new Voigtlander 60mm and I was very pleased by the performance of all of them but I am convinced that the Batis produced the best results. I should also mention that I also used an iPhone 12 Pro Max and the results were impressive.

I have visited the city once every year for the last fifteen years with the exception of 2019 because of Covid-19 restrictions and every time I visited it rained. This year I visited I took a gamble and visited in March and much to my surprise the weather was beautiful but I was somewhat limited by the fact that sunset was at 18:30 [that caught me by surprise].

Belfast is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, standing on the banks of the River Lagan on the east coast. It is the 12th-largest city in the United Kingdom and the second-largest on the island of Ireland. It had a population of 343,542 in 2019. Belfast suffered greatly during the violence that accompanied the partition of Ireland, and especially during the more recent conflict known as the Troubles.

By the early 19th century, Belfast was a major port. It played an important role in the Industrial Revolution in Ireland, becoming briefly the biggest linen-producer in the world, earning it the nickname "Linenopolis". By the time it was granted city status in 1888, it was a major centre of Irish linen production, tobacco-processing and rope-making. Shipbuilding was also a key industry; the Harland and Wolff shipyard, which built the RMS Titanic, was the world's largest shipyard. Belfast as of 2019 has a major aerospace and missiles industry. Industrialisation, and the inward migration it brought, made Belfast Northern Ireland's biggest city. Following the partition of Ireland in 1921, Belfast became the seat of government for Northern Ireland. Belfast's status as a global industrial centre ended in the decades after the Second World War.

Belfast is still a port with commercial and industrial docks, including the Harland and Wolff shipyard, dominating the Belfast Lough shoreline. It is served by two airports: George Best Belfast City Airport, 3 miles (5 kilometres) from the city centre, and Belfast International Airport 15 miles (24 kilometres) west of the city. The Globalisation and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) listed Belfast as a Gamma + global city in 2020.

CITY QUAYS AND CLARENDON DOCK AREA BELFAST MARCH 2022

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THE DECLINE OF A RED K6 TELEPHONE KIOSK PHOTOGRAPHED MARCH 2022

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THE DECLINE OF A RED K6 TELEPHONE KIOSK PHOTOGRAPHED SEPTEMBER 2021 - WEEDKILLER HAS BEEN APPLIED

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THE DECLINE OF A RED K6 TELEPHONE KIOSK PHOTOGRAPHED MARCH 2019 - NO DOCKING STATION

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THE DECLINE OF A RED K6 TELEPHONE KIOSK PHOTOGRAPHED MAY 2018 - DOCKING STATION STILL THERE

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THE DECLINE OF A RED K6 TELEPHONE KIOSK PHOTOGRAPHS FROM 2016 AND 2017 VISITS

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NEW DOCKING STATION AND OLD KIOSK MAY 2015

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BANKMORE SQUARE MARCH 2022 HAS THE PROJECT STALLED

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THE ETAP HOTEL MARCH 2022 WHY ARE THERE NO STREET FACING WINDOWS

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ONE END OF GREAT VICTORIA STREET PHOTOGRAPHED MARCH 2022

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FILTHY McNASTYS PUB AND NIGHTCLUB PHOTOGRAPHED MARCH 2022

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FLYING FIGURES SCULPTURE PHOTOGRAPHED MARCH 2022

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ART DECO BUILDING ROYAL AVENUE BELFAST MARCH 2022

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NEAR LANYON PLACE TRAIN STATION MARCH 2022

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THE GASWORKS AND CROMAC PLACE IN BELFAST MARCH 2022

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GAELTACHT QUARTER ST JOHN'S CHURCH ON THE FALLS ROAD AND NEARBY

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THE TITANIC KITBY TONY STALLARD

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ELMWOOD AVENUEPHOTOGRAPHED MARCH 2022

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ELMWOOD HALLPHOTOGRAPHED MARCH 2022

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EXPLORING LISBURN ROADPHOTOGRAPHED MARCH 2022

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UPPER NEWTOWNARDS ROADPHOTOGRAPHED MARCH 2022

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CRESCENT CHURCHPHOTOGRAPHED MARCH 2022

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BELFAST WHEELKING WILLIAM PARK MARCH 2022

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DIVIDERS BY VIVIEN BURNSIDECLARENDON DOCK MARCH 2022

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THE MARITIME MILEIS ACTUALLY TEN MILES LONG

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SAMMY THE SEALLAGAN WEIR MARCH 2022

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ALL SOULS CHURCHELMWOOD AVENUE BELFAST MARCH 2022

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BLOOMFIELD AREANEAR THE CONNSWATER SHOPPING CENTRE AND CS LEWIS SQUARE

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WAR MEMORIAL AT QUEEN'S UNIVERSITYMARCH 2022

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LAGANVALE GOSPEL HALLSTRANMILLIS AREA OF BELFAST MARCH 2022

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STRAMILLIS ROAD AREA OF BELFASTMARCH 2022

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CATALYST SCIENCE PARK MARCH 2022

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STORMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH UPPER NEWTOWNARDS ROAD

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THE SEARCHER BY ROSS WILSON CS LEWIS SQUARE AT CONNSWATER IN BELFAST

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LAGANSIDE WALKWAY FROM ALBERT BRIDGE TO CROMAC PLACE

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LANNISTER WINDOW AT HMS CAROLINE GLASS OF THRONES 6

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GLASS OF THRONES 4 WHITE WALKERS LOCATED AT THE SS NOMADIC

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THE IRON THRONE AT THE TITANIC SLIPWAYS IN BELFAST

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GLASS OF THRONES 4 WHITE WALKERS LOCATED AT THE SS NOMADIC

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GLASS OF THRONES 2 THE RED WOMAN MELISANDRE LOCATED AT THE LAGAN WEIR

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GLASS OF THRONES 3HOUSE OF TARGARYEN - LOCATED AT THE ODYSSEY

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GLASS OF THRONES 1LOCATED AT THE AC HOTEL

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SAMSON AND GOLIATH MASSIVE GANTRY CRANES

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SNAX IN THE CITYBELFAST MARCH 2022

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As I know nothing about the business based in Belfast I have decided to use their own description:

"Our awarding winning Gourmet Sandwich Bar began in the heart of Belfast in 2003 and has been serving great tasting, freshly made and locally sourced food ever since; we offer you healthy and oh so tasty range of food that is hand-crafted in-house and ready to eat, take away or even have delivered to your desk."

SAINT MOLUA'S CHURCHCHURCH OF IRELAND

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CUT IN CORTEN OR WEATHERING STEEL THE TITANIC SIGN

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TITANICA BY RENOWNED IRISH SCULPTOR ROWAN GILLESPIE

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SCULPTURE BY LUCY GLENDINNINGAT SAINT ANNE'S SQUARE

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ROYAL MAILTOMB STREET

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LAGANSIDE WALKQUEEN'S BRIDGE TO ALBERT BRIDGE

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NO PUBLIC ACCESS TO BELFAST CITY HALLBECAUSE OF A TRADE DISPUTE

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FLYING ANGEL BY MAURICE HARRON [] DEDICATED TO SEAFARERS []

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KIRKPATRICK MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH UPPER NEWTOWNARDS ROAD BELFAST

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THE GREAT LIGHTON THE RIVER LAGAN

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RANDOM EXAMPLES OF STREET ARTMARCH 2022

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DEEP LOVEA MURAL FEATURED IN BELFAST TO MOVIE

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ASLAN THE LION AT CONNSWATER

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THE UPPER CRESCENTNO MORE DIRELECT BUILDINGS

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RECLINING FIGUREBY FREDERICK EDWARD MCWILLIAM

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URBAN EXPRESSIONBALLYHACKAMORE MURALS

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ECO BY MARK DIDOUAT QUEENS UNIVERSITY

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SWEET WATER ARCH BY DENIS O’CONNOR AND BERNIE RUTTER

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STENA FERRY TURNSREVERSES UP THE RIVER LAGAN

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AN OPEN BOOK AT STORMONTSPELLS - MYTHS - WISHES

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WOOD SCULPTURESTHROUGHOUT THE STORMONT ESTATE

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WHEN IT RAINS LOOK FOR RAINBOWSWHEN IT'S DARK LOOK FOR STARS

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ANOTHER VISIT TO STORMONTMARCH 2022

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BOMB CRATERTHE BELFAST BLITZ

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THE BOTANIC GARDENSWELL WORTH A VISIT

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THE LAGAN WEIR AND NEARBYI USED AN iPHONE 12 PRO MAX

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NEW PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE AT STRANMILLISACROSS THE RIVER LAGAN

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BELFAST CITY CEMETERY140 PHOTOGRAPHS


RED METAL SCULPTUREBY BOB SLOAN


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