Belfast had opened a wonderful new silver aluminium clad building in the form of four hull-shaped wings, ‘the Titanic experience’.
Built in an area of the city aptly named the Titanic Quarter, to celebrate the centenary of the construction of the famous White Star line ship, the luxurious and opulent Titanic.
The experience recounts not only the building of that revolutionary ship and hundreds of other ships, but more importantly the lives of the people in the city where she was built. Using interactive technology the story unfolds from the conception, construction and launch of the Titanic. We experience a sensorial journey back to the life of a ship worker in the early 1900s, complete with the sounds of the rivets bolting the steel plates and the smell of melting steel. With a total of nine walk through galleys illustrating the creation from planning to launch. One leaves the exhibition with a sense of awe and an understanding of the mammoth task building Titanic was in 1900s.
The Belfast of today differs in so many ways one hundred years on but has kept that spirit of invention and industry which defines this great city.
This is an exciting time to be in Belfast, with the large variety of good restaurants, shops and of course the iconic pubs. The year 2012 Belfast invites you to share many contemporary cultural events (music, theatre cinema etc), mix that with a young, imaginative and enthusiastic population make the city a must visit. Have the legend become your story!
- Flights less than one and a half hour from Paris
- Flights less than one and a quarter hour from London
- By road - Dublin - Belfast : 167 km
Located in the vibrant Belmont area yet less than 2 miles from Belfast City Hall, The Park Avenue Hotel Belfast provides a unique experience for people who are tired of the usual and want something different.
Park Avenue Hotel Belfast :
158 Holywood Road,
BT4 1PBTel: 028 9065 6520
Fax: 028 9047 1417
Our world-famous Europa hotel is home to some pretty important people when they visit Belfast.
WHERE TO EAT, WHERE TO DRINK....
- Le Cayenne ( Restaurant) :
Restaurant/Café - 7 Ascot House, Shaftesbury Square, Belfast, +44 289.033.1532
Open until 21.00h
- Le Crown Bar : The Crown Bar is unbelievably rich in colour and design that each time you go in you'll find something new to catch your eye that you had missed before.The Crown is both ageless and priceless, a gem of Victoriana and without doubt one of the greatest bars in the World.
Crown Bar Liquor Saloon - 46 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7BA, N.Ireland
Tel: +44 (0)28 9024 3187
Bittles Bar : Beautiful old bar, narrow as a fish tank, in a building off Victoria Square.
Bittles Bar - Victoria Square
Belfast - BT1 4QA
Belfast City Hall, Belfast Castle, Stormont, Saint Georges Market, Oh Yeah Music Centre, Titanic Boat Tour....
Within short distances from the city one can visit the Ulster folk museum, the Giants Causeway. Bushmills whiskey Distillery, Mount Stewart Gardens.
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BELFAST
Belfast Tourist Office: www.gotobelfast.com/
Belfast City : www.belfastcity.gov.uk/cityhall/virtualtour.asp
Belfast on Facebook : www.facebook.com/gotobelfastofficial
Titanic Experience : www.titanictheexperience.com/
Stormont : www.niassembly.gov.uk/
Tourism Ireland: www.discoverireland.com/int/
Northern Ireland Tourism Board : www.discovernorthernireland.com/
Roger Marie Bricoux (1 June 1891 – 15 April 1912) was a French cellist on the RMS Titanic on its maiden voyage.
He died in the disaster.Before joining the Titanic, Bricoux and pianist Theodore Ronald Brailey had served together on the Cunard steamer RMS Carpathia before joining the White Star Line.
He boarded the Titanic on Wednesday 10 April 1912 in Southampton, UK. His ticket number was 250654, the ticket for all the members of Wallace Hartley's orchestra. His cabin was 2nd class and he was the only French musician aboard the Titanic.
In 1913, after his apparent disappearance, he was declared a "deserter" by the French army. It was not until 2000, that he was eventually officially registered as dead in France, mainly due to the efforts of the Association Française du Titanic.
On 2 November 2000, the same association unveiled a memorial plaque to Bricoux in Cosne-sur-Loire. [Wikipedia]
A TITANIC TRIP TO BELFAST : The new TitanicBelfast experience is thrilling, especially when you are evacuated from the building with hundreds of other visitors. For a while I even thought it was part of the tour. (Article by Jean O'Sullivan)
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
The Titanic disaster is depicted in straightforward fashion without the addition of fictional subplots.
Director: Roy Ward Baker
Writers: Walter Lord (from the book) - Eric Ambler (screenplay)
Stars: Kenneth Moore, Ronald Allen and Robert Ayres
PLACES TO VISIT :
Visit Ireland and discover Donegal which is one hour from Belfast .
* We would like to thank the Northern Ireland Tourism Board and Tourism Ireland for helping us discover the Titanic City , also all who helped us in discovering their city.
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