This shot was taken on the way to the Odyssey Arena in November 2011 on my Samsung compact. My friend Colm had two tickets for the MTV music awards and invited me, he is a big fan of the band Queen who received an award that night. I knew nothing of MTV awards but I knew Belfast and so was the nominated tour guide. Although the MTV event was all Lady Gaga, Jessie J and Justin Bieber, nothing I would vaguely consider as music (thanks Colm), it was a good night on the town. If you have never been to Belfast, you are missing out. It is a fantastic city, somewhere I always look forward to revisiting. If like me you are into live music, check out the empire music hall on Botanic avenue, sadly Auntie Annies on Dublin road has now closed down. If you fancy a nice all day veggie fry up, you cannot beat the Harlem Café on Bedford Street, next to the Ulster Hall – it’s quality.
You never know what you will find when you turn a corner, do you?
After dropping off my bag at the hotel I headed out of Victoria towards the Tube and found this group of cheeky chaps congregating on the corner of Vincent Square SW1 (Westminster Kingsway College). It pays to have a camera at the ready…