Sunday 3 July 2011
When we woke up, it was a beautiful sunny morning, so we decided to take the camera and go for a walk in Belfast City centre. I love walking around early in the morning on a Sunday when everywhere is so quiet and still. As this is for SOOC I have straightened any of the photos...
Our aim was to wander around the old cobbled streets near Hill Street... We turned a corner walked past the back of St Anne's Cathedral and there was a route into the new Saint Annes Square. The strange metal needle (very tall and shiny) is the replacement spire on St Annes Cathedral. They have matched the new buildings in the Square very nicely to St Annes Cathedral (a part of which can be seen behind the trees).
As we walked around this square it reminded Neil of the plazas in Barcelona but I found it more reminiscent of walks around Bath or Tunbridge Wells in England.
Part of it is not yet completed. The Mac will be a new arts centre/threatre.
It was a very peaceful place and many of the new very modern apartments were already lived in. A nice addition to Belfast in the Cathedral Quarter which really needed some much needed improvement.