POTD – Sunday afternoon pints

From my archive Redcastle Co Donegal the day after a friends wedding…the cure was well and truly underway

original hand printed photograph digitally photographed

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  • ItwasSammyMcNally



    On a seperate point, often struck me that it would be a good (photrographic) idea to, may has been done, to take shots of discrete architectural features around a city like Belfast picking out interesting features (particulalry above eye level) that are perhaps not done any favours by their immediate sorroundings.

    Is there such a publication to your knowledge for Belfast?

  • Not sure he was hanging around the pub we were sitting outside.
    A few years ago The Ulster Architectural Society produced a (free) book about the buildings in the city centre highlighting some of the more interesting features of the buildings.
    But i don’t think there is a specific book. People really should look above the signage on street level…Belfast has some absolutely beautiful architecture

  • ItwasSammyMcNally


    “The Ulster Architectural Society produced a (free) book”

    Will have a go at tracking that down ta.

    re. the Fisherman,

    Looks like a good add for Woodbines (are they still going?). Incidentally, do you presume that himself, or any of his relatives visit Slugger – not that they wouldnt be pleased as it is a great photo, but perhaps a little suprised to see him smiling back at them?

  • He did get a copy of it a few years back as it goes.

    I’ll see if i can find out the name of the book and if there are any copies available…tis a lovely lil book

  • The book is called ‘Cathedral Quarter: A visitor guide to its historic buildings’ by Rita Harkin.
    Theres a downloadable pdf available at the bottom of this page

  • ItwasSammyMcNally

    Moochin Photoman,

    Ta, will get my mits on one of those.

  • wee buns

    Hard to bate the B & W turf flavoured pic; really nice.

    If you don’t know the ‘geograph’ site, there are excellent contributions from Belfast, features local photographers with an eye for old buildings & streets etc. Click on the map and be transported to the gridsquare of your choice.

  • ItwasSammyMcNally

    wee buns,

    Just had a quick look, what a good site – it is an excellent idea – just wonder how they stop commercial interests (e.g. hotels) from clogging it up trying to get free publicity?

  • wee buns


    It’s a carefully moderated site, hugely successful in the neighboring island (as is indicated by red spots on map = heavily photographed areas) and lovingly attended to by its (remaining) creator as well as by workforce of volunteers who are also contributors (mostly retired people I think).
    It’s certainly a valuable archive, education & tourism resource as well as an artistic outlet.

  • ItwasSammyMcNally

    wee buns,

    Ta for that.

    Interesting how such sites can emerge and grow and stay below the radar of many – particluarly when of such potential interest.

    Did you just stumble across it?

  • wee buns


    I know it via word of mouth & for years have contributed esp. to the previously unchartered nooks of Donegal.

    Outstanding quality of pictures from Belfast over the years have come from members ‘Albert Bridge’ and ‘Ross’.