... there are lots of buskers in the centre of Belfast. They all hope that someone will drop a coin or two in their bags ... and a few do! Most folk just pass by having enjoyed a few moments of music.
Today a new "kid on the block" joined in with the free entertainment for shoppers! Paul took the trumpet down town to the Arthur Square area where he blew, and he blew and he blew .... but very few responded!
The Victoria Centre certainly knows how to advertise .... I love these larger than life figures that walk towards the entrance!
The day continued with all sorts of bits and pieces and people not at home ... until ... after our evening meal we took a trip across to East Belfast to watch the Somme parade. Standing just outside Willowfield Parish Church we had a reasonable vantage point although we were at the back of a sizeable crowd so most of the pictures have a clutter of heads in the foreground.
I managed to miss the one banner that I wanted to capture ... but hopefully there will be other opportunities later in the month.
Once again, bed time is upon us. The loud music from Summer Madness is rolling over the garden wall from the King's Hall. We've had letters from the showground to let us know that outdoor music will end at eleven o'clock and the indoor events at midnight. We'll see! It's only a few days so I guess not a major problem.
In darkness and in light,
in trouble and in joy,
help us to trust your love,
to serve your purpose
and to praise your name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer