Bagan Myanmar. Photo of the every other day…

By Rosie O’Connor. Explaining the photo Rosie said: This photo was taken in Bagan, in Northern Myanmar. I had been travelling pretty much non stop for about 48 hours, first a minibus ride from Siem Reap to Bangkok, a flight to Yangon, then a night bus to a bus station a few miles out of the town. Anyone who’s been on a night bus in South East Asia knows they’re not exactly conducive to a good nights sleep. After arriving exhausted …

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Kim Jong Paisley – Photos of the every other day

Remember the Paisley icon posters? Well the local artist TLO is at it again. This time its a mash up of Kim Jong-un and Ian Paisley Jr. The artist says: I’m interested in how people read and respond to the image. A woman in the holylands asked me who was missing? She thought the poster was of a real missing person. Lots of the posters have been defaced or removed. A large number remain in Antrim, Ballymena, Ballycastle and Belfast. There …

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Merged photos of Belfast old and new…

Someone in The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has been busy with the aul photoshop. They have merged old photos of Belfast with modern views and the results are pretty cool. Whenever I see old photos of Belfast in its Victorian splendour I can’t help thinking it’s been downhill ever since. But I suppose we can console ourselves with indoor plumbing, antibiotics, the internet, Poundland and all the other wonders of the modern era. See all the photos on …

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Photo of the Day: Gerry Kelly being mindful

Gerry Adams has a whimsy contest for you people to enter into, which we are doubling up as our photo of the day 4 a special prize: What is Gerry Kelly doing? And where is he doing it? pic.twitter.com/ieILeapyTY — Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) December 13, 2014 1st Prize in Gerry Kelly Quiz: A day @ Stormont. 2nd Prize 2 Days @ Stormont. Judges Tom& Ted. Deadline Monday @ 5.45. — Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) December 13, 2014   (Picture Credit: Gerry …

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Photo of the day – brakes!

Photo by James Hislop. Taken on May 16, 2014 Dan Kneen fails to control his bike during the Thursday practice session at the NW200 Brian O'NeillI help keep the good ship Slugger afloat by managing the business and techy stuff.

Photo of the day – Milltown Cemetery at dawn

Photo taken by Stuart Borthwick, shortly after dawn, 18 October 2014 Stuart says: I am fascinated by the quality of light at dawn in Milltown Cemetery, West Belfast. For those who do not know it, the entrance to the cemetery is at the junction of Falls Road and Glen Road, with the cemetery itself sloping downwards, towards the M1 motorway. The sun rises over the silhouetted horizon of East Belfast, and shines its first light on the Divis Mountain to …

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Photo of the day – SS Nomadic

Photo by: Andrew Palmer, Taken on November 17, 2014 The ship is now open to visitors, click here for details… History from wikipedia… Nomadic was commissioned by the White Star Line in 1910, to tender for their new ocean liners RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic, which were too large to dock in Cherbourg harbour. She and her running mate SSTraffic ferried passengers, their baggage, mail and ship’s supplies to and from large ocean liners moored off-shore. The keel of Nomadic was laid …

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Photo of the day – Manannan Mac Lir

  Photo by: Stephen Wallace Manannan Mac Lir is an Irish Sea God overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from the slopes of Benevenagh Mountain, County Derry/Londonderry Brian O'NeillI help keep the good ship Slugger afloat by managing the business and techy stuff.

Photo of the day – Milky Way Ablaze over An Port, Donegal

Photo by Brendan Alexander, Taken on November 15, 2014 Brendan says: The final shot from my trip to the enchanting famine village of An port in southwest Donegal, Ireland (15th November 2014). In the image the Milky way shines over the the lobster pots, boats and a solitary cross commemorating the passing of a Scottish man in the late 1800’s. Brendan has some fabulous photos on his site, well worth a look. Brian O'NeillI help keep the good ship Slugger afloat by …

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Photo of the day – Continental Market, Belfast City Hall

Photo by Roger Bradley, Taken on November 18, 2014 The Continental Market is back at Belfast City Hall. Depending on your view either it’s an English company bringing outside traders in to hoover up the Christmas cash at the expense of local traders or a wonderful chance to experience a wide range of foreign delicacies and crafts. Either way the punters love it and it will be jammed.   Brian O'NeillI help keep the good ship Slugger afloat by managing the business and …

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Photo of the day – The Spire At St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast

Photo by Brian O’Neill, taken 14 November 2014 The Spire on top of St Anne’s has been there for seven years but it was only last Friday that I realised the spire actually goes inside the church. The next time you are in there have a look above the altar to see the bottom of the spire. It is very cool, like something from a bond movie. Brian O'NeillI help keep the good ship Slugger afloat by managing the business …

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