Saturday in Town

Belfast sign
Belfast sign

Leave the kids outside
Leave the kids outside

Entertainer, Belfast
Entertainer, Belfast

KFC protest
KFC protest

The usual Saturday in Belfast. Chilly with showers – looking forward to Spring

Coffee anyone?

Recently I read complaints about the price of coffee. Starbucks was mentioned but most seem to be similarly priced.

McDonalds are an exception. They’re much less expensive and to me the coffee tastes the same. The seats aren’t as comfortable, but for a takeaway …..

Starbucks, Tim Hortens and some others add value by allowing you to stay for hours, reading or working on a laptop. They even have large tables suitable for meetings. Others charge the same but don’t want you to stay for hours. Some offer top-ups.

The image above is a flat white and it cost £3.19. If you want to spend some time in a comfortable seat reading a book or working on a laptop while drinking it then it’s good value – but for a quick coffee, maybe not so much.

iPhone image.

River Lagan

River Lagan
River Lagan

River Lagan Wier, Belfast
River Lagan Wier, Belfast

The Lagan originates at Slieve Croob in County Down and runs 53.5 miles to Belfast where it enters Belfast Lough.

Images taken with iPhone.

On the move?

Apple Shop, Victoria Square
Apple Shop, Victoria Square

There’s talk that the Apple shop in Victoria Square may be moving to larger premises in 2024.

Its certainly always busy.

The Ulster Museum

Ulster Museum, Belfast
Ulster Museum, Belfast

Situated in the grounds of Botanic Gardens, the Ulster Museum has around 8000 square metres of display space.

Well worth a visit.

Covid and Conspiracies

Belfast City Hall protestors

These people are at the City Hall every Saturday when I pass. They’re worried about a lot of aspects of modern life and most people walk by with barely a glance.

Are they wrong about everything?

Sunny Saturday

Another Saturday in Belfast and the sun came out.

These photographs are of a Right to Food Rally at the City Hall on 23rd September. The rally was to mark Right to Food Week and joined campaigners in London and Liverpool.

The event was organised by Foodstock founder, SDLP Councillor, Paul Doherty.

Photography is about the light. Imagine these photographs on an overcast day, without the backlight and shadows. They simply wouldn’t have the same impact.

Right to Food Rally
Right to Food Rally at Belfast City Hall
Right to Food Rally at Belfast City Hall
Right to Food Rally at Belfast City Hall
Amnesty International and The Peoples Kitchen rally at Belfast City Hall
Right to Food Rally at Belfast City Hall
Right to Food Rally at Belfast City Hall
Right to Food Rally at Belfast City Hall

Saturday in Belfast

Cenotaph, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Zero Emissions, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Zero Emissions, Belfast, Northern Ireland

The Dirty Onion, Belfast
The Dirty Onion, Belfast

Airport Bus
Airport Bus, Belfast

City Tours Belfast
Belfast Bus Tour, Northern Ireland

I often go to Belfast on Saturday. The walking keeps me fit and I get the opportunity to take photographs, mainly for licencing.

These images were taken with a Fuji X100. The original Fuji X 100 – 12 megapixels and a 23mm lens (equivalent to about 35mm full frame). They’re up to the MK V now.

I bought my Fuji in April 2012 – I checked. I knew I’d had it for a while but I didn’t expect it to have been 11 years.

Still going strong and I love using it.