The view from the Days Hotel of Belfast is of low cloud pierced by spires, car parks and the commuter rail, the commuters a file of overcoats down the platform.
A block away is Great Victoria Street, with a fancy buildings and famous pubs...
The Murray Sons & Co Ltd Whitehall Tobacco Works, a veritable fortress, has its front door closed, no one going in or out, windows dark. (A few cars are parked in the back lot -- old Mr Murray? One of his sons?)
This is a place with visible scars, still in the process of healing.
It is good to be reminded how little I know.