Photographer's Note

I Originally titled this image "PROGRESS".. maybe it is more apt? and I will tell you why later!!!

In parks, public meeting places around the world we see the appearance of more and more flat screen TV screens- Are these now new places to be "entertained"?

In my day (showing my age) Parks were places for relaxation, quietness, beauty and social gatherings with friends and family !

"what are we leaving our children?" how the world has changed..we are constantly being "entertained".. (Smart Phones, Tablets and now huge TV Screens - all instant stuff). what happpened to those days of our own lifestyles??

There is a second reason why I gave this image the title of "What are we leaving our children?" as in what did our forefather leave us? just have a look at the wonderful architecture.. statues of the Visctorian era compared to the ghastly modern TV screen.. ( Need I say any more ??)

Now why Progress?

The irony of this image is that on the plaque on the bottom of the statue the Lady is holding up a banner "Progress" - have a look at the workshop.. I wonder when they erected the statue and plaque if they invisated this as PROGRESS??

Yet Northern Ireland is showing progress- wonderful progress in creating peace, breaking down old barriers and wanting a new lifestyle for the next generation. where ever I wentin Belfast, from sports men and women, to taxi drivers, to people in the street all i heard was how things have dramatically changed over the last few years in creating a more peaceful Ireland.. It is not there yet but there is good progress..

So My question again. " Is what are we leaving our Children?"

Taken in the grounds of the Belfast City Hall. An Historical Monument from the Old Victorian Era

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Additional Photos by Rich Beghin (Ricx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 994 W: 51 N: 2900] (13495)
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