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Mill Gate, Crumlin Road, Belfast.

Mill Gate, Crumlin Road, Belfast.

This old Mill Gate on the Crumlin Road Belfast is a remnant of Belfast’s industrial past, when the flax harvested in the fertile Lagan Valley was woven into the ‘Irish Linen’ cloth so valued by discerning (and wealthy) clients all over the world.

 

An interesting blend of the old and modern – a derelict factory chimney on the site, with mobile communications equipment attached!

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The mountain area protruding to the right of the chimney is known locally as ‘Napoleon’s Nose’ – part of Cave Hill Country Park.

Passport Changes – We’re READY!

HM Passport Agency is changing the way passport photographs are conveyed to them.  The old paper passport photograph will soon not be accepted, as the agency changes to digital, online applications.

In future, your passport photo will be sent to the Passport Agency with a unique code, that you must obtain from the studio where your passport photo was taken.

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We can do that for you! Continue reading Passport Changes – We’re READY!

Dr Adam Clarke

On a recent visit to the North Coast (of Ireland) I visited the town of Portrush, and made some images of the local Methodist Church there.  Why so?  Because of it’s name!  This church is named for the learned Bible commentator Dr Adam Clarke.

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Adam Clarke was born in 1760 near Tobermore, and died of Cholera in Westminster, London in 1832. Clarke’s greatest work was his Bible Commentary, which was to be a standard theological text among Methodists for around 200 years.  Continue reading Dr Adam Clarke

Car Photography

CARS and VEHICLES

Got a classic car, a vintage car or just a vehicle that you are incredibly proud of?  Car photography is one of our specialities at Portraits2Go.co.uk.  We supply photographic services to top brands and marques, and the care, expertise and experience that we bring to that work can be utilised to produce a lasting tribute to your own pride and joy.

 

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A perfectly exposed and composed image, and a framed print, at 16×12 inches can cost you as little as £75, including location photography in greater Belfast/North Down and framing.  And we dont stop with cars either.  Vintage tractors, motorcycles, etc etc – anything is possible.

Text MYCAR to 07802466302 for more information.

Crumlin Road Courthouse

On a visit to North Belfast I drove past the old Courthouse on the Crumlin Road, and decided that on my return journey, I stop and make some photographs.  The courthouse was, like many old buildings in Belfast, designed by the architect Charles Lanyon and built in 1850.  It closed in 1998 when the new court buildings at Laganside were opened, and it has remainded derelict since. Continue reading Crumlin Road Courthouse

Hugo Duncan in Portstewart

I’m getting desperate.  Now I really can say I’d photograph anything!  Literally.  I know this to be true because I stood in the rain at Portstewart, just to see if I could get a photograph of Hugo Duncan* of BBC Radio Ulster fame as he did a live broadcast.  Don’t ask me why.  I don’t even like C&W music.

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Yee-haaaa – probably better just to pack up your melodion, and get off home. Continue reading Hugo Duncan in Portstewart