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Thursday, 17 November 2016

Gasworks Fence


Fancy new fence marks the entrance to the redeveloped Gasworks area of Belfast.

The site was established in 1822 as the main gas supplier for Belfast's street lighting etc and profits were used to fund the building of Belfast City Hall.

By the 1950's, demand for gas was falling and the gasworks closed in 1985, to be bought by Belfast City Council and with funding, a new business park with hotel and facilities has been built.




This is the original clock tower, a lovely victorian red brick building and famous landmark.


Hope you enjoyed seeing more of Belfast.

Linking with Tex for Good Fences - click below to visit more.



Thanks!

29 comments:

  1. Hello Christine, I like the fancy new Gasworks fence. The clock tower is beautiful. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  2. oh that fence is cool...kind of looks like gas fumes making it all blurry! love the historical buildings and clock tower!

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  3. I do enjoy seeing more of Belfast! I love the fence - and that clock tower is awesome!

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  4. I like that fence a lot. I've been watching a Netflix series called "The Fall" which is set in Belfast. I'm going to watch the scenes carefully to see if that tower ever shows up.

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  5. Very impressive and unique fence. Lovely to see more of Belfast.

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  6. Nice clean place... Love the clock tower

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  7. Great looking and charming like building, and their sign is fantastic in an artsy style!

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  8. A wonderful fence. Gas where we live is very expensive. We used to use our gas fireplace when we were in town, but gave it up. - Margy

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  9. fancy - shamancy fence - and a beautiful clock tower!!!

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  10. What a lovely place! The clock tower is impressive and is the fence.

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  11. It looks like a lovely spot!

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  12. I do like seeing more of Belfast!

    Interesting what's happened to natural gas prices and usage over the decades.
    ~

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  13. What a great fence, and yes, I enjoyed seeing a little of Belfast's history.

    Diana

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  14. Very nice! I like that fence...

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  15. Lovely modern fence and wonderful photography ~ love that blue sky ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a peaceful weekend ~ ^_^

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  16. it looks like a great neighborhood and the fence is so cool.

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  17. Neat to see the old clock tower. I wonder if they let anyone up into that fenced-in area around the roof.

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  18. Magnificas e belas fotografias, gostei bastante.
    Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.
    Andarilhar

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  19. Cool entrance gate. Love the clock tower too.

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  20. So good that they've kept the building restored and now the link back to its history with the gate..very cool Christine!

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