Photo tip: Capture clichés with a twist
The most beautiful part of Northern Ireland is, without question, the coastline: tiny old cottages, ruins of even older castles, narrow winding roads, stone walls and the many shades of green in the countryside resulting from the plentiful rain.
"There are hardly ever two days the same"
An outing on the ferry to Rathlin Island, the northernmost point of Northern Ireland, gives me an idea of just how rough its waters can be.
Northern Ireland’s amazing legacy of inventions
Belfast's University area and the booming Cathedral Quarter both show the city's energy, while the City Hall, opened in 1906, is a solid testimony to the ambition of the city fathers in other times.
This GoT site has a bloody history of its own
In Northern Ireland, I drive around the coast road to the pretty harbor of Ballintoy and beyond, passing the Giant’s Causeway and dramatic Dunluce Castle, clinging precariously to a cliff edge.
Protecting people from the shore's wild ways
From Torr Head, on the coast of Northern Ireland, I can see the lighthouse on Scotland’s Mull of Kintyre, only 17 km away.
The Titanic was OK when she left Belfast
It is a rainy day but I huddle on the foredeck with the other visitors onboard MV Mona to cruise past the docks where Titanic was launched and where the SS Nomadic, the last remaining White Star Line ship, still lies.
United by the sea and the beauty of the land
Hello Northern Ireland, bouncing back from “The Troubles” that scarred its cities and both sides of its divided community for 30 years. Now its beautiful landscape is becoming better known as a film location in Game of Thrones while its capital of Belfast is embracing the Titanic, once a symbol of failure, as a story of the city’s energy and skills.