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The City hall in best is the icon of the city. As for not soo big city, as Belfast is, I found it surprisingly big and imposing.
Usually, it is possible to visit beautiful interiors, but I was in corona times and the tours were cancelled.

"Belfast City Hall was originally completed to celebrate Belfast’s new status as a city in 1906. Today, this beautiful building stands in the heart of Belfast City centre as a must-see landmark for Northern Ireland.
Up until the early 1600s, Belfast was a small settlement. Due to industrialisation, however, it expanded rapidly and a Royal Charter granted it town status in 1613. It had a relatively small town hall during this time, but the town continued to grow and by 1801 it housed over 20,000 people. In 1888, Belfast was granted city status by Queen Victoria. This fantastic development prompted the Belfast Corporation (now Belfast City Council) to commission a city hall to celebrate this new status.

Construction began in 1898 and was completed in 1906. Belfast City Hall opened its doors on 1st August 1906. Tours of the City Hall were free as the Council decided that the citizens of Belfast had already paid for it once and it would not be fair to charge them again. They are still free to this day."

I will post another view in the Workshop.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12730 W: 133 N: 32905] (150947)
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