Belfast is my city. I grew up on the northern edge of the urban expanse and travelled into the city many times as a child to visit my grandparents in North Belfast or to accompany my mum on a shopping trip on a Saturday afternoon. It's a city that has suffered much over the years, but it has this compelling tenacity and resilience that means that, despite everything, it is not only still standing tall and proud, but thriving in this 21st century. I love to get in as much as I can to capture some of its rebirth - and simply to enjoy being back in the place of my birth. (View purchasing information here.)

Titanic Quarter and the River Lagan

There is nowhere where the proud legacy of Belfast's past meets the confident vision for the city of the future than around the old heart of the city in the Titanic Quarter. We may be famous for having built the unsinkable ship that didn't quite live up to its promise, but, as the saying goes in Belfast "She was alright when she left us." Click or tap on any thumbnail to view larger.

View from the top of Belfast's hills

A mere 20 minutes walk takes you to the top of Cave Hill, one of the hills that dominates the skyline around the city. And the views are spectacular, whatever the weather. Click on any of these thumbnails to view larger.

City Life

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