Introducing Belfast: People & Places

I wanted to share with you my love of photography.  Please don’t get me mixed up with someone who loves taking glamourous shots of landscapes – that is NOT me at all.  My hubby and I took up photography a few years back and we really didn’t know what type of photographers we were so we set ourselves a target of taking 50 photos a day.  The idea was to look at these after a few months to see what we decided to shoot and why.  I just could not believe what my photos were telling me.  I love colour, contrast, lines and symmetry!  It is certainly a far cry from landscape photos.

Below I have included some of my favourite photos of Belfast places and Belfast people.  I would love to know what you think of them and if you take photos what do you take and why.

 

This photo was taken at a central place in Belfast City Centre called Corn Market.  I just love taking photos of people going about their daily business and interacting with each other.

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At the entrance to Victoria Square (a large shopping mall) you will find these wonderful figures erected to attract shoppers to the area.  I love this picture as it captures a dad pushing his son!

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This image was taken outside TK Maxx, I just love the way the guy in the photo is looking at the passer by!

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Another street photo.  I love colour so couldn’t resist taking this one.

 

It is amazing the images you can capture when the sun is low in the sky.  This guy was waiting for the bus when I shot this one.

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Taken in Corn Market again, a group of tourists watching whatever  artistic performance was happening that day.

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I guess every city has a High Street.  This is Belfast High Street.  You take your life in your hands trying to cross at the zebra crossing here with all the buses that go flying by! Couldn’t resist this picture, the sun and shadows make it interesting.

 

 

I have shown you the people of Belfast, next are some places which have been captured as I have been walking around.  The next two images are taken from St Anne’s Square showing St Anne’s Cathedral.  It is the cathedral of the Church of Ireland in Donegall Street, Belfast,  It is the focal point of the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast.  The cathedral started to be built in 1899 but it wasn’t until  April 2007 a 40-metre stainless steel spire was installed on top of the cathedral. Named the “Spire of Hope”.

 

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The next photo is located at the centre of Corn Market.  The Spirit of Belfast is a public art sculpture by Dan George . The sculpture is constructed of steel and cost £200,000.   Folks of Northern Ireland are funny to say the least, they always give nicknames to sculptures, this one they have called Onion Rings!

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The next photo is the back of some fabulous Victorian buildings in North Sreet.  North Street was once known as Goose Lane!   Unfortunately these buildings have fallen in to disrepair – it’s so sad as they once stood proud and used.

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