Belfast, Northern Ireland
In the midst of high hills, beside the River Lagan and Belfast Lough, is the port city of Belfast, a thriving center for arts and a city rich in cultural history. Entrepreneurial engineers, shipbuilders and linen manufacturers capitalized on Belfast's large port in Victorian times. Belfast's history reveals itself in Victorian, Georgian, and Edwardian architecture. Marvel at the carved stone and iron work of St. George's Market or search the high ledges of the old linen warehouses and banks for the busts of poets, gods, kings and queens that keep watch over the city.