Two faced city
Belfast is truly a double faced city. Although this can be said about most cities, the capital of Northern Ireland distinguishes itself from other West European capitals. Until recently the deterrent battle-field between Catholics and Protestants, the city is now trying to efface the Days of the Troubles. Thanks to the stable economic situation it has been attracting crowds of tourists and has become the second homeland for immigrants from all over the world. It is easy to forget the city’s inglorious past while walking down the neat and peaceful streets or having a pint of beer with friends from different countries. Unfortunately, there are places where the time seems to have stopped and the cofrontations beetween two sides of the conflict take place regularly. Still a newcomer of different religious and political affiliation may not be allowed on the other side of the Wall.