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Gazette 68

BELFAST 22-5 May 2009

Belfast Castle   Belfast Castle
Bob Erskine kindly took us to visit Belfast Castle on Saturday afternoon
The sandstone castle was built on the site of previous castles on Cave Hill and completed in 1870 CE

Derek & Bob   
Belfast Castle
Derek & Bob / Stairway at the rear of the castle
The plans were drawn up by local architect John Lanyon, who followed the Scottish Baronial style

  Hotel room  Hotel room
The like-it-or-hate-it retro 60s design of our room in the Fitzwilliam Hotel on Great Victoria Street

Hotel room   Hotel bathroom
The stylish bathroom was equipped with both a full size bath & a shower cubicle

Bertie & Sheila  Derek & Bertie leaving restaurant
Sheila with Uncle Bertie in the AM PM restaurant on Botanic Avenue /
Derek & Bertie emerging from the restaurant to search for Bertie's car amongst the Saturday night revels...

Bob, Derek & Lynne  Sheila, Bob & Derek
Bob & Lynne kindly had us over for lunch and a laugh or two on Sunday afternoon

Many thanks to Bob & Lynne for their kind & generous hospitality

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Photographs © Derek & Sheila Henderson 2009