Et In Arcadian Ego

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The area known as the Pound Loney (Pound Lane; the area north and west of Inst, modern-day Divis and lower Millfield areas) is featured in a long mural in Durham Street. (Detail above; wide shot just below.) It features many of the place-names, landmarks, and personalities of yesteryear, including the Arcadian cinema on Albert Street – left of centre in the full shot below; see also the two images below of the Arcadian in happier days and in 1969, at the start of the troubles (images from Cinema Treasures and the Belfast Forum). Also featured are the Divis tower block, the Blessed Virgin mural, Barney’s mill, McGahan’s pub, Saint Peter’s. The streets include Barrack St, Galway St, Cullingtree Rd, Scotch St, Christian Place, Derby St, Castle St, Pound St, Nail St, Currie St, Albert St, Brook St, Jude St, Hamill St, Divis St, Milford St and Massereene (Row or Path or Walk) in Divis flats. If you can identify any of the characters in the mural, please leave a comment.
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Copyright © 2014 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f7.1, 1/320, ISO 100, full size 4108 x 2748

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Camera Settings: f5.6, 1/640, ISO 100, full size 3927 x 2335
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The Arcadian Cinema Albert Street.

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