The Entries

The Entries

I’ve had a very loose ongoing project about The Entries rattling around in my head for years and wrote briefly about Pottinger’s Entry in an earlier post. The Entries or The Belfast Entries mostly run between High Street and Ann Street and date back to...
Bank of the Four Johns

Bank of the Four Johns

The Bank Buildings, Castle Street, Belfast was built in 1785 and was originally known as the Bank of the Four Johns because the four founders shared that Christian name. The bank collapsed around the early 1800’s and became the residence of the Church of Ireland...
The morning after

The morning after

Every year, in September, we have a Culture Night in Belfast and this year was the 10th anniversary. The night now attracts over 100,000 people to the various events both in the street and in bars and restaurants. These range from mural painting and street...
Mobile Workflow

Mobile Workflow

A couple of posts back I wrote about my attempt to get news away quicker than I had been doing and my failed attempt using Press IPTC for Android. I spent considerable time on that App but couldn’t get it to work – I still haven’t. I looked at...
Pottinger’s Entry

Pottinger’s Entry

An entry is what people from Belfast call an alley. “The Belfast Entries” orĀ  simply “The Entries” are the alleys that mostly run from Ann Street through to High Street, Belfast. They have been described as, “The close knit passageways...
Pride before a Fail

Pride before a Fail

I try to get to Belfast Pride most years and send the pictures to Alamy Live News. I don’t think I’ve ever sold any as news but the occasional one has sold after it moved from News to the main collection. The first Belfast Pride Parade was, unbelievably,...
Interesting?

Interesting?

McHugh’s in Queen’s Square is believed to be the oldest surviving building in Belfast, dating from around 1711. It’s a popular bar and restaurant especially when there’s an event in Custom House Square. I’ve taken many photographs of...
The Big Wheel

The Big Wheel

Bangor, for the next few weeks anyway, has its very own Big Wheel. The wheel has been placed adjacent to the marina and gives a great view over the moored boats and the town itself. Its arrival has coincided with the best weather of the year to date with unbroken blue...