J3172 : Glenmachan Place, Belfast

taken 6 years ago, near to Springfield, Beal Feirste, Shankill, Belfast County Borough and Windsor, Northern Ireland

Glenmachan Place, Belfast
Glenmachan Place, Belfast
Part of a commercial area, near the end of the Boucher Road, between Glenmachan Street and the M1. The view is towards Broadway with Broadway Towers J3173 : Broadway Towers, Belfast and “The Rise” LinkExternal link in the background. The street extends further to the north east than shown on the Google map – see the hybrid satellite photograph. The Blackstaff River is behind the fence on the left.
The Blackstaff River, Belfast
A short urban river, fed by the Woodlands River, rising near the Bog Meadows, flowing into the Lagan upstream of here J3473 : The Albert Bridge, Belfast.
Much of its course is parallel to the M1 motorway (where it flows along the eastern/south eastern side) before going underground a short distance before the Broadway roundabout. It continues, passing to the north of the railway, under Gt Victoria Street, the Dublin and Ormeau Roads and enters the Lagan near the site of the former Gasworks.
In 1881 it was described as "Time was when the Blackstaff ran through the suburbs little more polluted than a mountain burn. Now it has become the greatest eyesore in the town."
This description and the photographs submitted by me appear as a matter of record only. They should not be interpreted as expressing any environmental or other opinion about the river.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 12 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 12 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 319 729 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.2332N 5:57.5709W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 319 728
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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