Saturday, May 19, 2018
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
And no, I’m NOT talking about the Royal Wedding.  We have had an absolutely spectacular day from start to finish here in Belfast.  A-maz-ing!
We started this morning at St George’s Market.  It now takes the #1 position as my all time favourite market.  The vibe, the food, the merchandise.  I went a little crazy with the shopping...and even my non-shopping travel companion made several purchases.  You know it’s an excellent market when...
This afternoon we strolled in the beautiful sunshine over to the International Peace Wall, in the Falls Road area, to have a look.  I’d been there many years ago, long before it was labeled a “Peace Wall”.  Back in the days when you had to be careful passing through such areas.  It is now the site of an endless succession of black taxi tours.  Which only goes to show that you can’t erase your history, but you can make it work for you.
This evening we attended the Crumlin Road Gaol for a nice little packaged deal which included a tour, a 2 course meal and a roof rockin’ tribute to Johnny Cash.  The tour was great, although rather creepy in spots.  And later, when the show began, I must have been channeling the spirit of my late father as I sang and clapped to almost every song.  It was quite humorous to hear ‘Johnny’s’ thick Irish brogue when he spoke, yet he could sing in a perfect southern twang.  Same for ‘June’.  They put on a fantastic show.
A nice stroll home past the lit up City Hall on a wonderfully warm evening was the perfect end to a perfect day.
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Looks like a great day! Great photos!