J3377 : The Antrim Road and Napoleon's Nose

taken 1 year ago, near to Cliftonville, Skegoneill, Greencastle and Whitehouse, Northern Ireland

The Antrim Road and Napoleon's Nose
The Antrim Road and Napoleon's Nose
The Antrim Road is a major arterial route and area of housing and commerce that runs from inner city north Belfast to Dunadry. It forms part of the A6 road, a traffic route which links Belfast to Derry.

The hill in the background is Cave Hill (sometimes written as Cavehill), a basaltic hill which overlooks the city of Belfast. The hill is also referred to locally as Napoleon's Nose, as when seen in silhouette the summit is said to resemble a gigantic profile of the emperor Napoleon staring upwards (LinkExternal link Belfast Telegraph). It is also sometimes said that Cave Hill was inspiration for Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. Swift imagined that the Cave Hill resembled the shape of a sleeping giant safeguarding the city.
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Date Taken
Friday, 26 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Uplands  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Road (from Tags)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 331 775 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:37.7354N 5:56.3492W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 331 774
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Hill  Cave Hill  Napoleons Nose  Antrim Road  Double Decker  Buses  Ulsterbus 

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