Sunday, 7 November 2010

Titanic Quarter Stroll


I decided to get some fresh air this morning, so I motored along to Belfast's Titanic Quarter in order to see how they are progressing.

A new Premier Inn hotel has opened adjacent to the Odyssey complex and the receptionists smiled at me as I passed. A few residents were indulging in cooked breakfasts. This hotel is the closest accommodation to the Odyssey.

There is now a large public space at the Abercorn Basin (above), which overlooks the Odyssey.

Work is progressing on the area surrounding the RMS Nomadic, which is shrouded in opaque sheeting. The whole area is being landscaped with superior paving and other maritime features.

Walking past the former Head Office of Harland and Wolff, I gazed at the enormous, oddly-shaped building which is being erected at the dock-side. It has a peculiar shape and is being laminated with white plastic or whatever.

The brand new Public Record Office (above) seems to be almost ready and should open in the New Year from its present GHQ at Balmoral Avenue, Belfast.

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