World Travel Tales

Belfast, Northern Ireland

The Brazen Head

The Brazen Head is the oldest pub in Ireland and can be traced back to a coach house established in the 11th century. The pub features live music and has had some famous musicians perform here, including one of my favourites, Van Morrison.

Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Camera: Nikon D300 with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
Settings: ISO 200, 1/20 sec at f/9.

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast Wheel

The Belfast Wheel was a 60-meter tall Ferris wheel in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. The Belfast Wheel closed in April 2010 and has been removed from the site.

Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Camera: Nikon D300 with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
Settings: ISO 100, .8 sec at f/8.

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Flower Mandala

This mandala made of flower petals and seeds is similar to the sand mandalas made by Tibetan Monks. We spotted this while we were attending an outdoor music festival in Belfast.

Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Camera: Nikon D300 with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
Settings: ISO 200, 1/60 sec at f/8.

Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway

The Giant's Causeway was formed after the cooling of an ancient volcanic eruption. The result of the contraction of the lava as it cooled is over 40,000 of these (mostly) hexagonal basalt columns standing in a cluster at the edge of the sea.

The Giant's Causeway is protected and is recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Location: Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

Camera: Nikon D300 with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
Settings: ISO 200, 1/125 sec at f/8.

Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

Lush Grazing Fields

Standing high on a cliff above The Giant's Causeway and looking down over the lush green grazing fields of Northern Ireland.

Location: Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

Camera: Nikon D300 with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
Settings: ISO 200, 1/100 sec at f/8.

Cavehill Country Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast Castle

Belfast Castle is on the slopes of Cavehill Country Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland. It sits 130 meters above sea level and overlooks the city of Belfast.

Location: Cavehill Country Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Camera: Nikon D300 with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
Settings: ISO 200, 1/125 sec at f/8.