Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Victoria Park, Belfast (Part 1)

For the past 2 days you have joined me at Crawfordsburn Country Park however for the next 4 days please join me again and my bird class as we visit Victoria Park, near Belfast.


This shot is part of the lake.



On one side of the park is the main road into Belfast and perhaps you can see Spires in the distance, while the other side of the park is Harland & Woffe and Shorts.  






This SC.1 vertical take-off and landing aircraft (VTOL) was built in Short Brothers in 1950’s.  It was the precursor of the Harrier Jump Jet.



In May, while we were visiting this park we came upon this rig in the distance being worked on in the shipyard.  Now it has left there and is taking trails at sea.  I can see it at sea from the coast in my town.

Tomorrow I will show you 'fences' I managed to photograph.

I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you for your visit as well as your comments.

19 comments:

  1. I like drill rigs. have spent many a week dragging them about.

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  2. Thank you. A fascinating tour.
    Here in Oz, we have a state named after Victoria, and more streets, roads and buildings than you could shake a stick at.

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  3. Hello Margaret, interesting post and images. The park and flowers are pretty. Have a happy day!

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  4. The jet is a wonderfully steampunk creation!

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  5. Hari OM
    Am a bit of a fan of inudstrial infrastructure; great post! YAM xx

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  6. Great park for exploration it seems.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  7. Thanks for the tour. There are so many places I wonder if I'll ever see.

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  8. Very interesting facts about Belfast!

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  9. Makes me want to see it in person! Very nice, Margaret.

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  10. Interesting info on Belfast.

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  11. It is good to see views of Belfast, a city I have never visited. I wonder how many thousands of places are called Victoria.

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  12. I'm so glad Shorts got a mention all to often people talk about H&W (rightly so to) and even Delorean but often ovetlook Shorts. Great picture of the Sc.1 a fantastic piece of engineering.

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  13. Beautiful and fascinating photos.

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  14. Funny that Samson is taller than Goliath! ;))

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  15. So much to see. Interesting you can see the rig from shore now. Victoria is a lovely park, and that is a grand name. I wish I'd seen it before making my list of names on this week's Share Your World post!

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  16. Very interesting
    I like your use of the signs - makes a very readable and informative post

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