Ever since I discovered mapfrappe.com I’ve been hooked on comparing cities and countries.
So here is Utrecht superimposed on Belfast: http://mapfrappe.com/?show=14616
Utrecht and Belfast have similar population sizes, about 300,000 in a wider urban area of approximately 640,000. Utrechters look up to the Dom tower; people in Belfast have the same fondness for Samson and Goliath. Both cities are great holiday destinations. Belfast hosts the Giro d’Italia’s grande partenza in 2014; the Tour de France sets off from Utrecht in 2015.
So, two peas in a pod.
And here are those of Belfast:
I’ll leave that without comment…