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Belfast, Northern Ireland City Skyline Panoramic Picture

Belfast, Northern Ireland City Skyline Panoramic Picture

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This panoramic photograph of Belfast was taken by James Blakeway. Belfast is Northern Ireland's largest city with a population of nearly 500,000, a third of Northern Ireland's population. By 1900, Northern Ireland was one of Europe's great manufacturing regions and led the world in linen production and shipbuilding. The world's largest dry dock is located in Belfast. The ill-fated Titanic was built in Belfast by Harland and Wolff at the site of the two giant yellow cranes, which are referred to as Sampson and Goliath. At the far right in the distance is Parliament House.
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Belfast, Northern Ireland Skyline Pictures

Belfast, meaning "Mouth of the Sandbanks", is the capital of and largest city in Northern Ireland. This colorful city is beautifully portrayed in Belfast skyline panoramic pictures thanks to its characteristic white and red buildings seated on the flood plain of the River Lagan. The city is home to over a third of Northern Ireland's residents, but surprisingly was not granted city status until 1888.

There are many famous landmarks to spot in our Belfast skyline panoramas, especially the gigantic yellow cranes, referred to by residents as Sampson and Goliath. The current site of the cranes is the location the famous ship, Titanic, was built. The yellow cranes continue to serve purpose for the city today, and Belfast skyline pictures display a metropolitan center that has become Northern Ireland's center of industry, business, and higher education. This is one of the greatest manufacturing cities in Europe, particularly in linen production, rope-making and shipbuilding. The city continues to hold the world record for the largest dry dock to this day.

Despite Belfast pictures showing a metropolis only gaining city status relatively recently, it is among the country's greatest gems of civilization and inhabited since the Bronze Age. It's easy to see why Belfast pictures continue to hold so much fascination to us today, particularly in seeing the beautiful, stark contrast between colorful architecture and the nearby River Lagan.

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