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I went on a Spring holiday (Bristol and Belfast)

This post has got nothing to do with book reviews. You guys have been a great sport, I thought I share some pictures which took my breath away while I was away on a short holiday from 11 to 14 April 2010. Bristol, England, was a beautiful city, with maginificient churches, town halls and university. But it was the Bristol Cathedral that took my breath away.

I then flew over to Belfast, Northern Ireland, and the first thing that caught my eyes when I got to Donagall Square at Belfast was the City Hall and the Belfast Wheel. No one can miss this, the structure is so huge…..

We spent another day visiting the zoo and Belfast Castle in Cave Hill.

   

And the last day I visited The Northern Ireland Parliament at Stormont.

 

I can’t help but to mention that the Queen Victoria statue in front of the City Hall was sparkling white, while the others that I have came across in England has had pigeon poo or mould on it. 😉

Are you going anywhere for Spring Holiday? Where to? Have you got any pictures to share?

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10 thoughts on “I went on a Spring holiday (Bristol and Belfast)

  1. Wow, I’m utterly astounded. I had no idea Bristol was so beautiful! Thanks for the pictures!

    Posted by rhapsodyinbooks | April 25, 2010, 2:13 am
    • Oh dear I just realise I wasn’t being clear Jill. The Cathedral is in Bristol but the rest of them are from Belfast Northern Ireland. (I’ll do a correction post and tell everyone to give more credit for the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland!!) I thought Belfast was going to be a war zone after the Troubles that they had gone through. Imagine how astonished I was when I saw how beautiful the city is! 🙂

      Posted by JoV | April 25, 2010, 8:44 pm
  2. Lovely pics. I am always in awe of how these old cathedrals were constructed without our modern technology. The architecture is stunning.

    We’re in the middle of Autumn and don’t have a holiday but I do intend to spend the next couple of weekends looking for areas with trees that have leaves that fall in the autumn – we don’t have many in this part of the world but there are a few spots.

    Posted by bernadetteinoz | April 25, 2010, 2:20 am
    • I hope you have a lovely holiday. I love Autumn. I am an Autumn person rather than Spring. ha ha

      I gapes at awe how high the ceilings of the Bristol Cathedral! I wasn’t that impress with Oxford, but Bristol is something and the rest of the pictures taken in Belfast (the white washed city hall) was truly awesome.

      Posted by JoV | April 25, 2010, 8:42 pm
  3. Wow, the pictures are gorgeous ! Such beautiful architecture. Thanks for sharing them Jo 🙂

    Posted by Joanna | April 25, 2010, 4:23 am
  4. Looks amazing, must have been a great trip! 🙂 Love the pictures. Now I really want to visit Bristol!
    I spent a week in London in march and had a wonderful time.

    Posted by Bina | April 25, 2010, 10:46 am
    • Oh dear I just realise I wasn’t being clear. The Cathedral is in Bristol but the rest of them are from Belfast Northern Ireland. (I’ll do a correction post and tell everyone to give more credit for the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland!!)

      Posted by JoV | April 25, 2010, 8:39 pm
  5. The cathedral is truly breathtaking. I wish I could worship there, not that God is found only in buildings, it just seems so extraordinary. What a ‘vacance’ you must have had!

    Posted by Bellezza | April 25, 2010, 10:46 pm
    • Thank you Bellezza. I strongly urge you to come visit some amazing cathedral in England. When I have the time, I’ll compile a couple more of cathedral photos and you can have a good look of them. (and for all who are interested too).

      Posted by JoV | April 26, 2010, 8:00 pm

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The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City


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