Thursday, 28 June 2007

Pottinger's Entry, Belfast

Pottingers Entry is one of the entries connecting High Street and Ann Street in Belfast.

I liked the light effect and the silhouette of the busker in the archway.

Pottinger's Entry was named after Sir Henry Eldred Curwen Pottinger who was born at Mount Pottinger, at that time a rural area outside of Belfast. He studied at the Belfast Royal Academy and went on to become the first Governor of Hong Kong. During his governorship, Hong Kong became the major port for trading opium in China. I don't know if the two facts are related.