For the 2nd friday I took myself and my camera off to Belfast. It was a very different morning, no sparkling reflections – but cold grey fog. This was the view of the shipyard and Titanic Quarter which I visited last week.
This is the view from the top of the Victoria Square shopping centre. I love being able to look down on the roof tops.
Outside Victoria Square, is the Jaffe Fountain.
I have always been intrigued by this pub Bittles Bar – the “flat-iron” building narrows to a narrow end on the point of two streets and as far as I know is the only one like it in N Ireland.
Next I headed to St Georges market, and the regular local Friday variety market.
I have been a few times before, but usually to the craft and food market at the weekend. This however is where the locals buy there fish, veg, curry, vinyls and large pants!
There were lots of wee ladies with their shopping trollies, and lots of characters to photograph.
I came across an artist sketching a cupcake stall.
I love the architecture of the building, and how it has not been prettily preserved in a “do not touch” touristy kind of way, but it remains a practical space used by the local residents.
My favourite discovery of the morning was this stack of old kodak slides – I wonder who’s memories are captured on them. I am sure many an attic has a box or two of these stashed away.
So that was my morning in Belfast.
Do you have a favourite image?
I’d love to know if there is a market near you?
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