Friday, 4 March 2011

Changes in Belfast

Donegall Place in Belfast city centre has recently spouted these strange copper ribs down one side of the street. There are eight of these 'lighting masts' and each will be named after a different ship built in Belfast.

They can't exactly be called public art as they were designed by an engineering company and with a tonne of copper in each one I dread to think how much public money has been spent on them, but I think I might actually like them.

The masts are shiny copper at the minute but will weather down to a dull green to echo the dome of the nearby City Hall.

What do you think - monstrous waste of money and an eyesore or interesting and beautiful?

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