Two events provided photographic opportunities ... the Spring Continental Market in Belfast for the Bank Holiday (wet) weekend and a choir from California in Saint Anne's Cathedral.
In spite of the rain there was a reasonably good crowd wandering around with kangaroo burgers, spit roasted hog, hot coffee and ice creams. Yes, ice creams!
The flags on all the stalls were blowing horizontally today and lighter items on the stalls had to be firmly held down or they'd have been swirling around the City Hall in no time!
Nobody seemed to mind. There was the usual good humour and stallholders helping to create an atmosphere of fun and celebration. Not easy when your fingers are turning blue with the cold and the rain is soaking the goods on display!
The circle of porta-loos behind Queen Victoria amused me ... an essential part of the event ... but looking a bit less than festive in the grey light.
Behind it all is the cheerful music of the carousel ... a gentle fairground sound with memories of the horses with their shiny backs and holding on to the pole in case you slipped off the great height. They don't look so big now ...
Already two nursing home concerts have been arranged ... a bit surprised that the others haven't got back to me but maybe that will happen early next week.
And now ... for a couple more shots...
This bit of creative advertising in the grime on a wall amused me!
365Project theme is "vintage" so I couldn't pass by without taking this snap. Not the best photograph I've ever taken but it fitted the title too well to miss it.
Give faith and comfort, O Lord,
to all who are bereaved.
Strengthen them to meet the days to come
with steadfastness and patience,
not sorrowing as those without home,
but in thankful remembrance of your mercy in the past,
and waiting for a joyful reunion in heaven
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer