A Walk Along Derrys Walls

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.

Click on the image block below to see them larger.

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2 thoughts on “A Walk Along Derrys Walls

  1. Nigel, like yourself I am brown bred N buttered Belfast.

    Love the maiden city, in a former occupation Derry was my project area working for Bass Ireland… I am sure ye kin guess that working for a brewery I had some great times up there.
    Anyways what a great set, I really enjoyed your blog.
    Your bang on about the train journey it is fab as long as you are not in a hurry… you should try it by Steam Train for a truly unique experience.
    The RPSI – Railway Preservation Society of Ireland based at Whitehead run the occasional excursion to Derry with full bar and food servive – it is great craic.
    I managed to get my hands on a Fujifilm X-S1 before it was discontinued.. ok it has issues but it is still an out n out X camera with the added advantage of being a all in one…. truly the only bridge camera out there to compete head to head with a DSLR.
    This is my feeble attempts, let me know what you think, https://goo.gl/photos/jtMXCVwCZQNWRppWA

    Peter

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