The gallery takes us on quick tour of the centre of Belfast. The first
picture is of BBC Northern Ireland's headquarters, Broadcasting House,
situated near to the centre of the city.
University is the second oldest university in Ireland and was originally
established in 1845. The gallery picture is of the main campus in the
south of the city and has approximately 24,000 students.
Belfast City Hall celebrated it's 100 year anniversary in 2006. Interestingly
thhe city hall in Durban, South Africa is almost an exact replica of Belfast
City Hall. Durban's city hall was built in 1910 and the designer, Stanley
G. Hudson, was inspired by the Belfast design. You can take an online
virtual tour here
St Anne's Cathedral was
built in stages, the foundation stone was laid in 1899 and the final section,
the North Transept, was only completed in 1981. Each Christmas time the
'Black Santa', the Dean of the Cathedral, sits outside the Cathedral for
a number of days and nights to raise money for charity. Since the tradition
began in 1976 £2.2million has been raised for charity.
The circular Waterfront Hall concert and exhibition centre was completed
in 1998. It is situated in the heart of the newly rejuventated Laganside
area and the sculpture of 'Sheep on the Road' has become a popular local
The Albert Memorial Clock, completed in 1870, is 113 feet high, made of
sandstone and is famous for its lean. The clock was built on wooden piles
on marshy, reclaimed land around the River Farset and the top of the tower
now leans four feet off the vertical. It has been given the nickname of
Belfast's "Leaning Tower of Pisa".