In 2012, on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, a Museum based on the history of Belfast ship-building, and of the Titanic in particular, opened its doors.
April 14th was a Saturday that year, and naturally the opening was a VIP event (to which we weren’t invited – what a shock 😉 ) But early the next morning we went down to see this amazing building for the first time, and I fell in love with it, there and then. It’s gone on to become one of the world’s great tourist attractions, and I’m never happier than when I’m there. It’s lovely to hear all the different languages being spoken, and to watch people falling in love with it, as I did. I’d say we take a walk along the river there about once a week, and it never gets old. Another bonus for us has been the number of friends from all over the country who have made the trip to Belfast to see it, and spend a little time with us too.
A word of warning – dress warmly! There’s a wind on the slipways, even in the height of summer, that is called the ‘lazy wind’ – I didn’t know quite what that meant until someone explained that ‘the lazy wind doesn’t bother to go around you; it just goes through you! And never was a truer word spoken – it’s icy down there in wintertime.
I hope you’ll enjoy my pictures – they probably don’t do it justice.. you’ll just have to come and see for yourself