Wednesday, 28 October 2015


Regular readers will remember Ballymoney (Baile Monaidh, 'settlement on the peatland'), which is also affectionately known in these parts as Cow Town.  A grand wee place it is too - no pretensions.  One of the oldest settlements in Ireland, I am told, and the area has the highest life expectancy of any in Northern Ireland, so they must be doing something right.

The old church tower, built in 1637, always draws my eye, but I've found it hard to get anything other than a very boring snap of it.   The other day I was wandering about the place and this shot materialised onto some FP4+ that was in the Nikon:

Ballymoney Clock Tower, 2015
If you're wondering what is going on in the bottom left of this shot it's 'cos some eedjit stuck his head in just as I was releasing the shutter.  No matter - since he was uninvited I cropped most of him out.

A closer view
The observant among you will have noticed that it took me exactly 9 minutes to dander up the street in order to get this closer view of the clock tower.  It's hard to tell from this shot but it looks like we had a bit of a southerly wind that day - which is unusual for these parts.  Normally we have pretty strong westerly winds, coming in off the North Atlantic Ocean, where they've had a few thousand miles to whip themselves up into a frenzy before hitting The Liberties.

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