Friday, February 16, 2007

Pithy sayings to light your path to democracy

On the way across from Castle Court to the Belfast Electoral Office to fill out a last minute absent postal voting form, I walked through a paved courtyard in front of Stan’s Cathedral.
Suddenly I noticed that there was writing on some of the paving stones I was treading on.

According to the notice, I was walking through Writers’ Square, which ...

“... pays homage to Belfast’s rich literary tradition, with quotations about Belfast by famous local writers carved into the stone underfoot.”

And so I read what Robert Lloyd Praeger had to say back at the turn of the 20th century ...

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