Justice For Ian Ogle

Ian Ogle (“Big O”) was standing at this spot (Cluan Place and Albertbridge Road) on the night of January 27th, 2019, when he was assaulted and stabbed by a gang of men. Three UVF members have been charged with his death though the UVF say the killing was not sanctioned (Sunday Life). The family continue to campaign for a safer east Belfast (BelTel).

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1120 x 746)

Copyright © 2020 Sabine Troendle (web | Fb)
Camera Settings: f11, 1/160, ISO 200, full size 1772 x 1181

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1120 x 746)

Copyright © 2020 Sabine Troendle (web | Fb)
Camera Settings: f18, 1/160, ISO 200, full size 1772 x 1181

Click and click again to enlarge (to 800 x 1120)

Copyright © 2020 Sabine Troendle (web | Fb)
Camera Settings: f7.1, 1/160, ISO 200, full size 1181 x 1654

Click and click again to enlarge (to 700 x 980)

Copyright © 2020 Sabine Troendle (web | Fb)
Camera Settings: f9, 1/160, ISO 200, full size 1181 x 1654

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 800)

Copyright © 2020 Sabine Troendle (web | Fb)
Camera Settings: f11, 1/160, ISO 200, full size 1881 x 1181

Click and click again to enlarge (to 600 x 900)

Copyright © 2020 Sabine Troendle (web | Fb)
Camera Settings: f8, 1/160, ISO 200, full size 1881 x 1772

Click and click again to enlarge (to 800 x 1120)

Copyright © 2020 Sabine Troendle (web | Fb)
Camera Settings: f10, 1/160, ISO 200, full size 1181 x 1654
X07177 X07175 [X07181] X07179 X07178 X07176 X07182 X07180

It’s Over In Europe

“VE Day” in large letters composed of images, portraits of servicemen, and newspaper front pages (“It’s Over In Europe”, “Germany Quits” and so on) from the period at the end of WWII in Europe, installed along the Shore Road, Belfast, for the 75th anniversary of the event.

Click and click again to enlarge (to 2300 x 1076)

Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.9, 1/250, ISO 80, full size 4480 x 2096
X07171

I ♥ NHS

“Republican Network For Unity thank all NHS frontline staff” – RNU banner on the play-pitch at the bottom of the NLR.

Click and click again to enlarge (to full size)

Copyright © 2020 Sabine Troendle (web | Fb)
Camera Settings: f20, 1/80, ISO 200, full size 1772 x 827

Click and click again to enlarge (to full size)

Copyright © 2020 Sabine Troendle (web | Fb)
Camera Settings: f13, 1/80, ISO 200, full size 1181 x 1181
X07088 X07087

Uniting Catholic, Protestant, and Dissenter

Murals and street art in support of the NHS have been painted on walls all over the province in neighbourhoods on both sides of the religious divide. The chalk drawing above (“NHS Forever”) is in Oceanic Avenue in CNR north Belfast, next to the United Irishmen mural.

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 600)

Copyright © 2020 Sabine Troendle (web | Fb)
Camera Settings: f7.1, 1/100, ISO 200, full size 2126 x 1063

Click and click again to enlarge (to 880 x 1100)

Copyright © 2020 Sabine Troendle (web | Fb)
Camera Settings: f5.6, 1/100, ISO 200, full size 1181 x 1476
X07068 X07069

Lockdown

The bilingual sign says “temporary enclosure” but neither the Irish News or the Belfast Telegraph has been able to get a comment from the Chinese Consulate in Malone Road about the “ring of steel” erected around (what is currently known as) MacNeice house. Local residents have complained that the fence, which replaces a hedge, is an eyesore, not fitting for Malone Conservation Area.

Click and click again to enlarge (to 800 x 1120)

Copyright © 2020 Sabine Troendle (web | Fb)
Camera Settings: f8, 1/100, ISO 200, full size 1181 x 1654

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 800)

Copyright © 2020 Sabine Troendle (web | Fb)
Camera Settings: 5.6, 1/100, ISO 200, full size 1772 x 1182

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 800)

Copyright © 2020 Sabine Troendle (web | Fb)
Camera Settings: f5.6, 1/100, ISO 200, full size 1772 x 1181
X07163 X07165 X07162 [X07164]

Stay Apart, Stay In Touch


“Social distancing” during the coronavirus epidemic means maintaining a physical distance in social situations rather than not having any communication with society. On the contrary, communities are working together perhaps more closely than normal in order to assist those who are in need of support. The Sinn Féin board, above, on the railings of the Duncairn Centre (web | tw) (formerly Duncairn Presbyterian). Identical signs at the Waterworks and Cherryvale drew comment from Alliance as being party-political in shared spaces (BelTel).

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 800)

Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f6, 1/500, ISO 80, full size 4896 x 3264

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1800 x 1200)

Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f4.1, 1/500, ISO 80, full size 2099 x 1399
X07119 X07120 Antrim Rd ag obair ar do shon covid-19 north belfast community support advice elderly vulnerable foodbank

VE Day

May 8th this year (2020) marks the 75th anniversary of victory over the Nazis in Europe, or VE Day. (The war against Japan would not end until August 1945.) Celebrations were muted, however, by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which meant that people dared not congregate in parades or services to mark the occasion. The bunting above is in Sperrin Park in Londonderry’s Caw, which took part in the socially-distanced street party; the window below, which gives dual attention to both VE Day and NHS workers, is in Alexandra Park Avenue in Belfast.

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 800)

Copyright © 2020 Andy McDonagh/Eclipso Pictures (ig | Fb)
Camera Settings: f9, 1/160, ISO 200, full size 5184 x 3456

Click and click again to enlarge (to full size)

Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f5, 1/160, ISO 80, full size 4896 x 3264

X07133 X07122

Imprisoned In A Glass Tower

“Eithne – daughter of (Evil Eye) Balor and maternal grandmother of Fionn Mac Cumhaill, Eithne was imprisoned in a glass tower on Tory Island because of a prophecy that a child of hers would grow to defeat Balor in battle. Despite Eithne’s imprisonment the prophecy was fulfilled.” This Eithne is in the foyer of the “house” (tower block) that bears her name: Teach Eithne in the New Lodge. 

Le buíochas do Mícheál Ó’D as an iontráil.

Click and click again to enlarge (to 900 x 692)

Copyright © 2020 Sabine Troendle (web | Fb)
Camera Settings: f5.6, 1/60, ISO 400, full size 1535 x 1181

Click and click again to enlarge (to 800 x 920)

Copyright © 2020 Sabine Troendle (web | Fb)
Camera Settings: f3.5, 1/60, ISO 400, full size 1181 x 1558

X07136 X07137 [X07138] painted by DD and ML Creating common ground green spaces and sustainable communities programme lottery funded

You’ll Never Walk Alone

The civic spirit of Bedfordshire’s Captain Tom Moore has been celebrated in murals across the UK, including this one by Blaze FX in Clonduff. Moore attempted to raise funds for the NHS by doing laps around his garden with his walker in advance of his hundredth birthday. He originally aimed at raising 1,000 pounds but ended up raising 30 million after the effort went viral.

Click and click again to enlarge (to 800 x 800)

Copyright © 2020 Sabine Troendle (web | Fb)
Camera Settings: f7.1, 1/160, ISO 200, full size 1181 x 1181

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1100 x 734)

Copyright © 2020 Sabine Troendle (web | Fb)
Camera Settings: f7.1, 1/160, ISO 200, full size 1772 x 1182

X07123 X07124 Tullyard Way

Thank You, Postmen

“We support all essential workers.” The residents of John Street (behind Morning Star House) have made a sign by hand to express their “míle buíochas” for essential workers of many types: “Tescos workers, council workers, delivery drivers, security officers, NHS, taxi drivers, care home workers, community workers, postmen.”

Click and click again to enlarge (to 800 x 1040)

Copyright © 2020 Sabine Troendle (web | Fb)
Camera Settings: f16, 1/125, ISO 200, full size 1181 x 1535

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1000 x 714)

Copyright © 2020 Sabine Troendle (web | Fb)
Camera Settings: f11, 1/125, ISO 200, full size 1654 x 1181

X07073 X07074