Belfast Murals… and more (with U2 songs)

Belfast, capital and largest city of Northern Ireland. Murals, Titanic’
s docks, city hall and more…

00:07 Most areas and districts of Belfast still reflect the divided nature of Northern Ireland. Many areas are still highly segregated along ethnic, political and religious lines, especially in working-class neighbourhoods. These zones — Catholic or Republican on one side and Protestant, or Loyalist on the other — are invariably marked by flags, graffiti and murals.

8:16 Belfast is also a major port, with commercial and industrial docks dominating the Belfast Lough shoreline, including the famous Harland and Wolff shipyard, which built the well-known RMS Titanic. The Harland and Wolff shipyard is now the location of the world’s largest dry dock, where the giant cranes, Samson and Goliath stand out against Belfast’s skyline.
Modern architecture includes the Waterfront Hall and the Odyssey Arena.

12:41 The City Hall was finished in 1906 and was built to reflect Belfast’s city status, granted by Queen Victoria in 1888. The Edwardian architectural style of Belfast City Hall influenced the Victoria Memorial in Calcutta, India, and Durban City Hall in South Africa. The dome is 173 ft (53 m) high and figures above the door state “Hibernia encouraging and promoting the Commerce and Arts of the City”.

15:49 One of the most popular parks is Botanic Gardens in the Queen’s Quarter. Built in the 1830s and designed by Sir Charles Lanyon, Botanic Gardens Palm House is one of the earliest examples of a curvilinear and cast iron glasshouse.

Soundtracks:
Summer rain, U2
Stay, U2
Lady with the spinning head, U2
Until the end of the world, U2

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