It was a cold and frosty morning as I headed to the Titanic Quarter in Belfast. The Titanic Experience will open on 31 March 2012, just in time for the 100 anniversary of the Titanic tragedy.
The whole area was ignored and neglected for many years, but in recent years has seen major redevelopement.
So here are LOTS of photos and not very many words of my walkabout this morning.
I really like the above photo, which shows the new Titanic Experience and one of the large iconic Harland and Wolffe cranes. Each of the 4 “wings” are the same dimension as the brow of the Titanic.
It is not quite completed yet, but I really loved the image on the signage outside – it is reminiscent of the Art Deco travel posters. (Notice the queue of tiny people!)
Right beside the modern Titanic Experience building is the Drawing Offices where the plans of the Titanic were created. Amazingly the building has survived, and apparently it is amazing inside. I love the warm red brick of the outside.
And I find it quite comforting to see that some of the peeling paint remains! Not sure what my attraction to urban decay is!!
Which photo (if any!) do you like best?