Belfast City Photo is going on a short holiday. I'll leave you with these flowers in the Annesley Gardens, Castlewellan.
Sunday, 26 August 2007
Friday, 24 August 2007
Dulse is a type of seaweed that has been eaten in Northern Ireland for hundreds of years. Strong, salty (of course) stuff, some people love it. I remember my granny used to eat it like sweeties - I've never been able to acquire a taste for it. (I saw this dulse for sale at the farmers' market - not a bad little business - selling something gathered for free at the shore for £1 a bag.)
Wednesday, 22 August 2007
Sunday, 19 August 2007
I saw this new Chopper at a local park and it took me right back to the early 70s - when Choppers were the coolest bike to have. (Sadly, my mum didn't think Choppers were safe so I wasn't allowed to get one - I had to make do with a Raleigh 20. I wasn't allowed clackers either...)
Saturday, 18 August 2007
Thursday, 16 August 2007
In town today shopping for back-to-school stuff and after the boring stuff was over we paid the obligatory visit to the Disney Store. Some very strange merchandise, including these scary-eyed Disney Princess lollies. Cinderella (top left) is, I think, looking especially rough.
Sunday, 12 August 2007
Saturday, 11 August 2007
UDA/UFF mural, lower Newtownards Road.
Although the war is over and we have a powersharing government and we are supposed to be a 'normal' society now, Northern Ireland is still plagued by the existence of illegal paramilitary organisations. Yesterday the government announced that if the UDA failed to commence decommissioning within 60 days, funding to the Conflict Transformation Initiative would be withdrawn.
Sunday, 5 August 2007
Saturday, 4 August 2007
Dr A was wondering about turf cutting. Well, for all you city folk out there, here's a photo (possibly the dullest photo ever taken) of a turf bed. Peat/turf was the major source of fuel in Ireland for hundreds of years, with the result that about three quarters of our peat bogs are now gone. Some people still like to burn turf fires - they do smell wonderful - though anytime I've spent an evening in front of an open turf fire I found that when I got up the next day, my hair looked something like this.
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