Bittle’s Bar or Belfast's Flatiron. This building was built in 1826, 77 years before the Flatiron in NY. This flatiron-shaped building on an odd corner lot caught my eye as I walked along the east side of the City Centre. Unfortunately, it sits on the far edge of the pedestrianized area of the town center and along a multi-lane street and underground parking exit, which limits activity around it. I think the turret-like end, coned roof, and cream city brick arches above the windows give the building a lot of character. Bittle's is a 19th-century triangular red-brick building decorated with gilded shamrocks. The wedge-shaped interior is covered in paintings of Ireland's literary heroes by local artist Joe O'Kane. Pride of place on the back wall is a large canvas depicting Yeats, Joyce, Behan and Beckett at the bar with glasses of Guinness, and Wilde pulling the pints on the other side.