It has been a strange day....still cold and some heavy snow...but clear blue sky too. Having celebrated Holy Communion for the Feast of the Epiphany both in Saint Bartholomew's and then in Saint Nicholas' I headed off to a meeting in Church House. The light was beautiful when we came back onto the snow covered street and, with 2010:365 in mind and camera in pocket, a few photographs of Belfast seemed the obvious thing to do....
There was a warm glow from the setting sun on the facade of Saint Ann's as I headed back towards the city centre and so yet another picture was added to that particular collection. The insignificant spike is barely visible in this shot from ground level.... but strangely.... from the Big Wheel it really is quite a feature.
The decision to go on the Big Wheel was very much a last minute one as I trudged through the slush on Royal Avenue. Having been "grumpy" all day I thought that to do something "fun" would be just the cure I needed. Right at the edge of dusk the light was interesting... of course it would have been more useful to have had the bigger camera... but... the little one didn't do a bad job. Four times you get to go up and over the City Hall, four times you see Samson and Goliath beyond the dome of the Victoria Centre, four times the commentary tells you about the landmarks....
It wasn't hard to get a photograph for today.... harder to choose one of them more than another... and of course there were pictures of Eliot enjoying, or exploring, the fresh snow that had fallen just before lunch time. Maybe the warm glow on Saint Ann's is my favourite.
from whom all holy desires
all good judgements
and all just works proceed:
Give to your servants
that peace which the world cannot give,
that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments,
and that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies,
may pass our time in rest and quietness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Collect at Evening Prayer.