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  • Day2

    Titanic Werft

    May 8, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 8 °C

    "She was allright when she left" ist wohl der häufigste Satz, den ein Belfast-Besucher in diesen Tagen zu hören bekommt. Die ehemaligen Docklands um die noch immer existierende Harland-&-Wolff-Werft wurden 2002 in "Titanic Quarter" umbenannt und beinhalten nun das Titanic Museum.

  • Day37

    Touring Belfast

    October 10, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 16 °C

    Finally the rain has gone. It was a beautiful day today, cool but not cold and nice and warm in the sun.
    I started out with the hop on hop off bus tour. I sat up the top on the left, as I usually do and found myself ducking whenever we went under trees.

    I hadn’t realised that the city was still so divided. I was vaguely aware of the political situation when I was younger but did not really know much about it. The bus took us through both Protestant/Unionist and Catholic/Nationalist areas as well as along the peace wall which divides neighbourhoods. There is still signs of the conflict. The most sobering being the houses/flats with mesh covering the windows.
    In the Catholic areas street signs are in English and Gaelic, in the Protestant areas they are in English only. The union flag and Irish flag fly in their respective areas and there are so many murals and memorials.

    I got off the bus at the Titanic museum. The museum is great and very well done. It gives a history of industry and shipbuilding in Belfast and then then the building of the Titanic right through to the aftermath of the sinking. I spent quite a lot of time there looking at all the exhibits.

    I also met up with another Pokémon playing internet friend. It was nice to trade Pokémon but it was even better just to talk to her, get her experience of living in Northern Ireland and hear her perspective on various topics. We chatted for quite a while before I went off and finished the museum.

    I got back on the bus and the next part of the tour took us up the Parliament House. All vehicles are searched as they enter the gates although this was quite perfunctory. The guard took a look on the back seat and didn’t bother going upstairs. On the way back we again went through separated parts of the city.

    I got off opposite the Europa Hotel. It’s the most bombed hotel in Europe, having been bombed over 30 times. It’s around the corner and up the street from where I am staying.
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  • Day2

    Belfast

    May 8, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    With our litte bus we drove on the M1 from Dublin to Belfast, on our way i saw many green spots with sheep and a lot of fairy trees. 🐑
    It rained but luckily it stopped when we arrived Belfast. There i walked through the city and we visited the Titanic museum🚢

  • Day36

    Belfast & Dublin day 36 Mon 28 May 2018

    May 28, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Another beautiful day. Breakfast at the All Seasons Hotel and the manager gave us a Atlantic Way brochure with a large fold out road map of Ireland. Drove to Belfast Titanic Quarter and visited the Titanic Experience. The experience started with a historical look at Belfast before and during the period Titanic was built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard. The city was the worlds largest manufacturer of linen yarn from flax as well as woven linen goods. The experience then detailed the construction of the Titanic White Star liner including a “ride” inside a recreation of the construction environment inside the Titanic’s hull. There were displays and information about the double skin of the lowest sections of hill filled with water for the engine boilers and as ballast as well as the steel rib framing about three feet apart for the hull structure. The passenger decks lacked watertight doors and bulkheads that may have saved the ship. There were displays of the fit out of various passenger classes and a theatre with a film of the actual wreck found in 1985 12,000 feet down using remote robotic vehicles. We also visited a tender “Nomadic” commissioned for use in Cherbourg France. We then drove one hundred or so miles to Dublin. The GPS guided us to three separate motorways called the M1, very confusing. Arrived at the Guinness Storehouse car park early and took a carriage tour of Dublin city before visiting the Guinness Storehouse. An informative and fun experience including a display of Irish dancing and the opportunity to pull a Guinness pint behind a bar. Overnight at the IMI Residence (Irish Management Institute) a huge conference centre.Read more

  • Day1

    Titanic

    June 28, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    A visit to the Titanic museum built on the old slipway. Fantastic museum with photos from passengers, audio from survivors, and a lot of background information about the yard, the ship and the events of the sinking. Spent two hours in here, could have spent longer.

  • Day17

    Ankunft in Irland

    August 3, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    6.45 sind wir von der Fähre. Eine Zollkontrolle gibt es nicht. Erste von 33 Stationen: Titanic Belfast. Eine Mega Ausstellung mit allem verstellbaren rund um den abgesoffenen Kahn. Wir stehen um 7 Uhr vor der Tür. Nicht einmal die Tiefgarage hat geöffnet. Wir frühstücken erst einmal!
    Dann fahren wir durch die Stadt. Wir passieren eine Strasse die berühmt ist für Ihre politischen Hausmalereien. (Der Name ist mir Grade entfallen). 9.30 dann endlich in "Titanic Belfast". Nicht einfach nur ein Museum, sondern eine Ausstellung rund um die Zeit. Immigranten in Belfast, wo kamen die Rohstoffe her bis hin zu allgemeiner Meeresforschung. Und schlichtweg alles um das Schiff. Eines meiner Ziele habe ich umgesetzt. Ich habe ein Foto genau in der Mitte des Ortes wo einst die Titanic gebaut wurde. Die Pfeiler zeigen die Gesamtmaße des Schiffes. Eine Metallplatte (Foto 6) zeigt wo genau der Kiel war.
    Foto 3 zeigt den Nachbau eines originalgetreuen Rettungsbootes. Das ganze geführt durch einen deutschen Audio Guide. Absolut interessant und war sein Geld wert. 3 Stunden reichten uns dann aber auch aus.
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  • Day25

    Auf den Spuren der Titanic ️

    July 26, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Die Titanic wurde in Belfast gebaut und lief von dort zu ihrer ersten (und einzigen) Fahrt aus. Wusstet ihr nicht? - Ich auch nicht 😅.
    Deswegen musste ich mich erst einmal genauer über das Titanic-Museum informieren, als ich es entdeckte.
    Es wurde am 31.März 2012 eröffnet, exakt 100 Jahre nach dem Untergang der Titanic.
    Natürlich lies ich es mir nicht entgehen das Museum zu besuchen und es hat sich wirklich gelohnt! Von der Geschichte Belfasts in Bezug auf den Schiffbau, über den Bau der Titanic, bis zum Untergang konnt man sich mehr als ausführlich über alles informieren. Auch wie die Kabinen damals aussahen und am Ende konnt man sogar sehen in welcher Position sich die Wrackteile befinden. Neben dem Museum konnte man auch noch die SS Nomadic besichtigen. Sie ist die kleine Schwester der Titanic und das einzige noch existierende White Star Line Schiff der Welt.
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