Monday, May 23, 2011

Stormy weather in Belfast

Lanyon Place is normally a windy spot with the breeze from the Lagan swirling around between the tall buildings. But at lunchtime today, it was nearly impossible to walk past the Hilton Hotel and around the corner to the Waterfront hall.

After a few seconds I gave up trying to hold myself and the camera steady. Just too windy. Hoardings around the abandoned building site loosened under pressure from the wind. News reports stated that "two people were slightly injured after hoardings came off a building at Lanyon Place in Belfast and hit their car".

Certainly as we passed, one man was lying in the middle of the road, being held down/tended as they waited for an ambulance to arrive. Another man was holding another flapping piece of the fence in place. By the end of lunch, two policemen were quickly losing their rag with pedestrians as they hollered at them to only walk on the Hilton side and avoid the unsafe hoardings.

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