Here’s a building that’s been part of the East Belfast community since 1893. It was originally built to facilitate hygiene requirements by the City Corporation, for many of the houses in the terraced streets around the building had only outside toilets, and no bathrooms. So, the council built the public baths…
I have passed the building on many, many occasions, but rarely can it be found without cars parked along the front during the daylight hours. (It sits just off the new ‘Glider’ bus route along the Albertbridge Road, so I suppose that people park there and ride the Glider into the city centre.) Today as I passed it was clear, and I just happened to have a camera or two in the car! Continue reading Templemore Baths, Belfast
I seem to photograph a lot of buildings – not just for profit, often just for fun, and because I like buildings, – especially if they have historical significance – and the even better if they are derelict!
Here’s a few simple hints to make your architectural photography a bit more enjoyable.
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Ballygowan Presbyterian Church Hall.
Originally known as ‘The Olivet Home’ it was built to be an orphanage in 1886 by Alexander Orr Reid as a memorial to his only son who was killed in a shooting accident. It was purchased by Ballygowan Presbyterian Church in 1918 and used as a school and church hall. The inscription on the building is ‘The Time is Short’ – thought to be a reference to the death of one of the construction workers, who fell to his death from the roof. A white stone on the top of the tower marks the event.
It’s been a couple of weeks of commercial photography, photographing buildings for a large corporate organisation. But that doesn’t prevent a few private shots while out and about.
I was working in a large commercial area of Belfast when I noticed this modern building gleaming in the sun, with a flock of birds overhead. A quick black and white snap later…