Titanic Days

My Cousin Tom comments that the Titanic was fine when it left Belfast. The liner was built in Belfast at the Harland and Wolfe shipyard. Last summer I finally got around to visiting the revamped Titanic Quarter and was very impressed. Well worth a visit. It reminds you of the scale of the project, the pride the city had in its shipbuilding, the number of people involved, as well as the awful loss of life.

This memorial to the disaster stands outside Belfast's City Hall.

 

Obviously many more ships were built in Belfast and the industry is part of the city's identity, as you can see in this detail panel from some art work in the cathedral quarter.
There are more references to shipping and shipbuilding if you can spot them.
 

It turns out my cousin Tom isn't the only one to make that comment.

 

 

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