It has been raining consistently and quite heavily in Belfast today.
Hence, I decided to pay St George's Market a visit.
This market, located in central Belfast in an island site between Oxford, May, Verner, and East Bridge streets, is one of the city's main attractions.
It was built between 1890-96.
The Sunday Market opens at 10am and closes at 4pm.
There is a mixture of the traditional Friday Variety Market and Saturday’s City Food and Craft Market.
It has a particular emphasis on local arts and crafts, offering local craftspeople the opportunity to show off their talents.
Live music from top local bands and solo artists also ensures that visitors are kept entertained.
Products on sale include local, continental and speciality foods, scented candles, clothes, handmade jewellery, antiques, art, and souvenirs.
Whilst passing a book stall, my eyes were immediately drawn to a large hardback book entitled Castlereagh, by John Bew.
I encounter Paul, Lord Bew, occasionally at Old Brackenbrian annual dinners in the Ulster Reform Club.
I'm expecting that Castlereagh shall be a very "good read" for me, given my interest in, and fondness for, Mount Stewart and the Londonderrys.
Lord Castlereagh succeeded his father as 2nd Marquess of Londonderry in 1821.