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Image: Omagh Ground Zero December 23, 2010

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary , trackback

Beachcombing has had to miss writing a serious post today because of the arrival of his second-born at the local hospital. He thought that, in lieu of that ‘serious post’, he would offer instead this extraordinary photo from Omagh in Northern Ireland 1997 – a celebration of what it means to eat, breathe and read good books. The photo was taken seconds before a Republican bomb, stashed in the trunk of the red car, went off killing twenty nine including many of those pictured. The camera was later retrieved from the rubble.

Tomorrow back to bizarre history…