a view from the bus...and this was only the beginning of the afternoon! I gather a million people must have been there today (well, it says that over 500,000 were expected)
a view from the bus…and this was only the beginning of the afternoon! I gather a million people must have been there today (well, it says that over 500,000 were expected)

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I really had to laugh when I discovered that the Old Sails I was meant to see were actually brand new Tall Ships! I crossed England on a misunderstanding…Typical, shall you say!

 

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Well, I don’t regret it a minute because they are wonderful to watch and all Ireland seems to have been in agreement with me on this. I even saw Hitchcock’s Life Boat in the gardens of the City Hall and met, as usual, some wonderful people everywhere.

I almost lost my hotel key and was rescued by a charming family who found it and gave it back to me, and a nice gentleman did the same with my hair bow which had decided to sail away from me.

The food market was a lot of fun thanks to a team of irresistible transvestite for one day who not only sold their food but also their act!IMG_7437 IMG_7438 IMG_7440

 

Anyhow, I let you enjoy the sight of these new nevertheless magnificent tall shipsIMG_7441 IMG_7442 IMG_7444 IMG_7445 IMG_7447

this is how I discovered my mistake...;-)
this is how I discovered my mistake…;-)

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with the Titanic in the background
with the Titanic in the background

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the projected had of the quays looks like a ship...the devil is in the detail!
the projected had of the quays looks like a ship…the devil is in the detail!

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map of part of the fun! it's Pandora's box, a festival hosting many festivals ;-)
map of part of the fun! it’s Pandora’s box, a festival hosting many festivals😉
Amazing that you could still decide to board the ship at the very latest moment...for a couple hundred bucks!
Amazing that you could still decide to board the ship at the very latest moment…for a couple hundred bucks!
that's who you should contact, but hurry, I saw people registering!
that’s who you should contact, but hurry, I saw people registering!

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a memorial site...
a memorial site…
getting ready for the Parade!
getting ready for the Parade!

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Ach, the Irish can't help it...! I was actually marvelling that God was not in sight anywhere...!
Ach, the Irish can’t help it…! I was actually marvelling that God was not in sight anywhere…!
Ach, the Irish can't help it...!
Ach, the Irish can’t help it…!
one of Belfast's new faces with this Peace Angel...may it look over this lovely city and its citizens!
one of Belfast’s new faces with this Peace Angel…may it look over this lovely city and its citizens!
water had suddenly a funny colour....
water had suddenly a funny colour….
one of the most absurd buildings I ever saw....great view from there I hope...
one of the most absurd buildings I ever saw….great view from there I hope…
oldest pub in town.
oldest pub in town.
I was wondering about its meaning but that's just the largest UK trade union
I was wondering about its meaning but that’s just the largest UK trade union
a memorial to Victoria's beloved Albert
a memorial to Victoria’s beloved Albert
Charming alley into what used to be the heart of Belfast press...
Charming alley into what used to be the heart of Belfast press…
Coco's full at 8 but empty at 9...Belfasters breakfast and dine early...;-)
Coco’s full at 8 but empty at 9…Belfasters breakfast and dine early…;-)