Another Belfast Photowalk – Victoria Square and St Georges Market

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?

In case you missed it, finally for tonight, if you want to know I got started in my jewellery business http://www.janmarydesigns.com then check it out HERE.

Thanks

7 comments on Another Belfast Photowalk – Victoria Square and St Georges Market

  1. Patrice
    11/02/2012 at 1:27 am (2 years ago)

    Love the fountain!

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    • JanMary @ www.janmary.com
      12/02/2012 at 9:07 am (2 years ago)

      For many years it was largely neglected in another part of the city but was restored and relocated here a few years ago.

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  2. Mrs. Miles
    11/02/2012 at 5:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi JM,

    It would be too difficult to choose just one for all your photos evoke feeling. How I would have loved to wander about with you. I really like being in fog, makes everything seem “muffled” and mysterious, makes me want to write a mystery novel.

    I can’t tell you the delight I have coming on your outings with you here, I’m sure should I be along you and I would be “oooohhhing” over the very same things.

    I like to look at other’s old photos too and wonder. Sometimes it makes you feel so insignificant, thinking who would care after I am gone? Would someone want to know my story/life? Would it matter?

    Blessings my friend,
    Barb

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    • JanMary @ www.janmary.com
      12/02/2012 at 9:08 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks – someday we WILL go on a photowalk together – which side of the Atlantic do you reckon? Maybe we should meet in the middle – Toronto or New York?!!

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  3. A Modern Mother
    12/02/2012 at 8:41 am (2 years ago)

    Some fabulous photos of Belfast here, I feel like I’ve seen an insiders view. Thanks.

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    • JanMary @ www.janmary.com
      12/02/2012 at 9:10 am (2 years ago)

      Your most welcome :)

      When I take photos even of what is everyday for me I try to imagine it through a visitors eye!

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  4. BavarianSojourn
    20/02/2012 at 8:16 am (2 years ago)

    Thanks for joining us in the Travel Showcase at Loveallblogs! Love this post, the photographs are amazing, and Belfast looks like such an interesting city! If I had to pick a favourite photo it would be the rooftops one, it’s lovely! Emma :) PS. we do have a food market near us, Munich’s Viktualienmarkt… It’s great for people watching!

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