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The City Break

Is there anything else?

So lets strip back the city map to what is important!

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City [break] map, Belfast | Various


I have long been frustrated at people who have not traveled to Belfast, or even worse, have been there and 'didn't know what to do'... What do you do on any city break? I went through my photographs and realised that my days fall into three categories. Coffee - architecture - pints; generally in that order and usually walking at all times. I can't be the only one who travels like this. To avoid people not knowing what to do, especially in my hometown of Belfast, I decided to make a map. Generally city maps are complex and busy looking things, as if everything in the city has been thrown at a page. This one is simple.

It shows primary and secondary routes through a city, an approximation of walking distances and key pieces of architecture. Peppered through the map are all the independent cafes to fuel your day and bars/pubs/taverns to let you relax in the evening. You will not find Starbucks or Wetherspoons on here. It is through walking, observing the cityscape and mixing with the locals that you will begin to know a city. Zig-zagging between fashion retailers in windowless shopping complexes and then taking the subway to see the new exhibition in some random museum means that you could be anywhere, which is nowhere.

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