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This is the Peace Bridge in Derry City. In the background you can see the beautiful Guildhall. The bridge was designed by Wilkinson Eyre and was opened on 25 June 2011. As many of you may know, Derry has witnessed centuries of political and religious conflict, a phenomena which space in my note does not allow me to even contemplate writing about. The Peace Bridge is intended to encourage cooperation, forgiveness and peace between the Protestant population (who largely live on the Waterside) and the Catholic population (who mostly live in the Cityside or Bogside). Hopefully the Peace Bridge is not just a symbol, but becomes reality for this beautiful yet embattled city.

Here is a beautiful song written by Phil Coulter called The Town I Loved So Well that perhaps explains the city much more eloquently.


Canon 5D MkII
ISO 100
f/14
1/60 seconds
35mm
Nik Silver Efex

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