Photohunt Point

This is the new Peace Bridge in my home city, Derry. The picture was taken a few weeks before its official opening.

the sloping spires of the peace bridge across the river foyle

It’s a curving S-shape, representing the road to peace which isn’t a straight line. And it connects the mainly nationalist city side of the River Foyle with the mainly loyalist waterside. It goes from beside the Guidlhall, scene of some of my earliest dancing performances, to a new peace park in the grounds of a former army barracks.

As well as having lovely pointy support spires, I’m amused by the fact that the word point is close to pont, French for bridge.