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The Titanic Memorial Garden inside the grounds of Belfast City Hall, Northern Ireland pulls in the visitors to Belfast City, with tourists making up the greater number of visitors, though many within Northern Ireland will also visit the Titanic Memorial if they are in the city.
Titanic Memorial Garden
Here within the Titanic Memorial Garden are the names of all those who lost their lives that fateful night, the 15th of April 1912 in the icy waters of the North Atlantic Ocean.
She had 2,224 passengers and crew aboard her as she hit the iceberg destined to hit her, 1,500 of whom died when she sank.
I have already shown you a photograph of the Nomadic Ferry, which took the Titanic passengers to the mighty ship before its ill-fated maiden voyage.
The Titanic Exhibition Center is a must to see if you are planning to come to Belfast and Northern Ireland because of the many artifacts and amazing Titanic stairway.
You will also learn of the true story of the mighty Titanic in the very city is was built in, Belfast, Northern Ireland, the best place to hear of the mighty ships origins and construction, and of course her fateful journey.
Seeing and hearing about the story of the Titanic through Hollywood's eyes and telling of her story is not the same as being in the city and among the relatives who actually built the mighty Titanic, and with a Chinese billionaire building a replica of the mighty ship, which will arrive in Belfast in and around 2020 if all goes well, then Belfast City, Northern Ireland will be the city to be in when 2020 comes around and the mighty Titanic Two sails into Belfast Harbour.
One Hundred Years
In 2012 the City of Belfast came to a standstill as the population of Belfast and beyond remembered the sinking of the Titanic, one hundred years after the tragic event.
All over the City of Belfast there are many murals, pieces of street art, and sculptured pieces of art depicting the Titanic, this piece is from 2012s remembrance day.
River Lagan Barge
The Confiance Barge is situated right beside the Waterfront Theatre and is a museum which tells the history of Belfast's shipping past, with videos, touch screens and of course tours.
There is also a cafe aboard for your refreshment.
Just a bit of tongue and cheek with Billy the Titanic seagull.
I included the above photograph of Billy the Titanic seagull just to show how amazing my Carl Zeiss camera is, and the clarity of the photographs it produces, and of the details within those photographs, which are truly amazing.
Harland and Wolff Cranes
I took this photograph when I was at the top of the big wheel which was once in Belfast, Northern Ireland, right beside Belfast City, which gives you an idea about how big the shipyard cranes in Belfast truly are as the tower over East Belfast and the surrounding east of the city, but as I have already written in previous stories on Vocal, the cranes at Harland and Wolff Shipyard can be seen in all parts of Belfast City.
A Belfast Crane
It is only when you truly get up close and personal to Harland and Wolff's two cranes Samson and Goliath that you truly comprehend their size, though both are not the same size as most believe them to be.
Samson is 348 feet in height, whereas, Goliath is smaller at just 316 feet, but regardless of the size difference of the cranes, when you see them up close and personal, they truly are giants in East Belfast and Belfast City. Northern Ireland, and well worth a visit if you are in the City of Belfast.
A Belfast Crane
On the top right of this photograph there a little glass and steel box where the operator of the crane sits, which must be an amazing feeling, if not a bit scary, if you were not used to such heights, and if you come along the crane until the large red hut, above it is another crane, which is truly amazing.
Earthly human beings are so talented with their amazing feats of engineering, regardless if they are shipyard cranes, or mighty ships, or buildings, or whatever, it is just a pity they don't really get on, or else it would be a wonderful world, where all could live in love, peace and harmony.
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