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erwina

Carrickfergus, United Kingdom

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Houses on the seafront, Whitehead, Northern Ireland. Taken on a Canon Eos 500, July 2009.

Whitehead is a gorgeous town, not far from Belfast. These houses are on the seafront, on Marine Parade, they have the most fantastic view over the sea towards Bangor, and they are in themselves quite nice to look at too.

Sting used to live in Whitehead!

Whitehead is perhaps a faded seaside resort – and yet still very elegant; when Belfast was expanding as an industrial centre, Whitehead became very popular as a seaside retreat, helped by a direct rail link, and the architecture of the area reflects this with some fine Edwardian architecture such as the houses pictured. There is much of this particular style of architecture around Northern Ireland, but there are few towns in Northern Ireland where it can be found applied so consistently without significant alteration.

The buildings featured are private homes rather than tourist attractions, but in my view it is heartening that the residents have made such an effort to keep these buildings up to such a striking standard instead of just letting them fade into the background. They are along the seaside promenade, and can be easily seen by anyone sailing down Belfast lough!

Featured in “Friends of North Down Camera Club” and “Architecture – United Kingdom” April 2010.

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