Monday, 8 November 2010

The Lights of Belfast: My Bonfire Night and Diwali.

Around the world right now, people are celebrating Diwali (Deepavali); the festival of lights. A religious celebration based on the lunar calendar celebrating good over evil and various other human values tied to light over those tied to darkness. I'm not religious but I do appreciate the sentiment and good will behind many such tradition. According to one of my Hindu work colleagues it is a big hit amongst children because of the pretty lights and sweets. To be honest I like both sweets and lights too! So on Friday the 5th of November, a date also well known across the water in England for being Bonfire night (the English celebration of the foiling of the Gunpowder plot of 1605 which is celebrated with bonfires and fireworks) I was feeling somewhat left out. Shattered and not in the spirits to head to Jordanstown to join in the Diwali celebrations there, I needed another outlet. So to address this, on my way home from work I took a walk around Belfast City centre to take some pictures of the prettiest lights I could find. Here is what I found...

Cracked light oval in Belfast

Spirit of Belfast Arches

Red lit building in Belfast

Belfast City Hall Stained Glass Windows

Pottingers Entry Belfast

Cornmarket Starbucks lights in Belfast

Bfestive Belfast lights

An Entry in Belfast City Centre

Belfast Albert Clock at night

1 comment:

  1. omg i have the same picture from Belfast 'B Festive'!

    greetings from barcelona.



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