We headed across to Derry / Londonderry today on the train. The train hugs the coastline for pretty much the entire journey from Portrush to Londonderry flushing out hundreds of waders, gulls and ducks as it went. No wonder Michael Palin described it as one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world.
Our main reason for visiting today was to walk the famous ‘Derrys Walls‘ which I have to say was fantastic. Such a wonderful piece of important Irish history and to see it wonderfully maintained and sitting alongside the busy everyday life of Derry below was wonderful.
A lot like Belfast, the city I grew up in, Derry has had its share of problems down through the years so it was great (just like Belfast) to see recovery continue. Derry was awarded the City of Culture in 2013. It was my first time looking over the Bogside, an area I had heard many times on local news growing up. We didn’t get the chance to visit the murals on the walls, part of the Bogside Artists collection – certainly something to do when we come back.
All images on the X100T. Pretty much direct from camera with a slight crop / vignette in some. A mixture of Classic Chrome and B+W(+R) film simulations used.
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