Monday, 25 May 2009

Places we never go.

I'm really motivated to get out and about with my camera this week because I have just started a new photography workshop with CJ at Feel Good Photos. Yesterday I went to Stormont estate, the home of the Northern Ireland Assembly. It is a very large, picturesque estate with grounds that the public can walk through. The main drive leads up to Parliament Buildings which are enormous and very grand. It struck me that I don't really come here often and yet it is only 20 mins from my house and is a major tourist attraction. The last time I was here was back in 2001 to see the Eagles in concert.

Anyway I got to thinking about all the other tourist hotspots in Northern Ireland that I don't visit. I suppose that is the same for many of us because we tend to overlook what is right on our doorstep. I will make a real effort to get out and visit some of our most popular and scenic locations this summer and photograph them. I might even compile my top ten places to see in Northern Ireland and post it on here for anyone who might be thinking of paying a visit to our beautiful little corner of the UK.

Here is a picture of Stormont from yesterday. What do you think?


Helen said...

I've always liked the Stormont building. Could you take one of it from somewhere round the ring road, where you can see it from a long way away?

We should go and see something when I'm in Belfast at the start of July. Day trip somewhere?

Jazzy said...

Sounds like a good idea.

Now I will have to go out again and see if I can get Stormont from farther away!