Friday, 2 May 2014

Weekend Reflections - Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, Belfast

 Last week I showed you the Albert bridge so this week I am showing you the Queen Elizabeth ll Bridge in Belfast, Northern Ireland, not to be confused with the adjacent Queen's Bridge. It is one of eight bridges over the River Lagan in the city. It was built in the 1960s.  I probably will show you the Queens bridge next week.


 In 1966 Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip opened the "Queen Elizabeth II bridge".   Within Belfast City Council there had been disputes over the name of the new bridge, which they had originally wanted to be called "Carson's Bridge".






I will be away for 10 days and although I have put some posts into draft, I may not have internet access all the time as I will be on a fairly remote island!!  Unfortunately, I will not have the time to comment during this time however I will try and catch up when I get home again.  BE warned!! I will have hundreds of photos home with me!!!

I am linking this post with Weekend Reflections.

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19 comments:

  1. Just beautiful. I love the colours of the buildings against the bridge in the first one.

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  2. Whatever they call it, you have taken some great shots of it Margaret.

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  3. Got to love those reflections you captured.

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  4. These are beautiful photos! I have always wanted to visit Ireland!

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  5. the reflections are stunning, beautiful colors.....the reflections are so detailed and intense!!

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  6. it really throws some colorful reflections, there!

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  7. These are fine bridge shots with great reflections. A very successful series.

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  8. What a lovely and unusual bridge! And so cool, I must say that your first picture...it looks like the buildings are sitting on the bridge, a nice effect. Your reflections are truly beautiful!! The last one is amazingly brilliant, in both meanings of the word, and there is even a surprise looking between the archway and the reflection. This is one of your best!

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  9. Stunning reflections. Water always adds a touch of magic doesn't it?

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  10. Love the symmetry of the bridge and it's reflection in the last couple photos. Good eye.

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  11. What a nice looking bridge and you managed to capture some really great reflections.

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  12. Beautiful photo's Margaret. Great reflections.

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  13. I look forward to the pictures you will be bringing back. You got some great pictures of the Queen Elizabeth II bridge.

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  14. Oh! how I wish to be on a remote island, have a nice trip. These are wonderful images and reflections.

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  15. Great reflections. I love the brick/stone work under the bridge. Your break sounds intriguing. MB

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  16. I really like the reflections of the bridge over the water. great photos !

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  17. Love that third photo of the bridge/reflection. Enjoy your holiday!!! You will be missed. Can't wait to see your photos upon your return.

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  18. love the color of that bridge. And you found many great reflections below it. :)

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  19. Which is a very different bridge to the QEII bridge over the Thames... both beautiful in very different ways

    Mollyxxx

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