– AUGUST 12, 2015
We have started heading south in Northern Ireland to arrive at Belfast. One of the more recent identifying art pieces in Belfast is the public art spherical metal sculpture named Rise (also unofficially known as the Balls of the Falls, Belfast Ball, Westicle and Broadway Junction Art Piece). Constructed in 2011, it is 37.5 metres high and 30 metres wide. It is located in the center of the Broadway roundabout, which is a main gateway to the city. Rise is visible for miles around the city as it is the largest public art sculpture in Belfast.
The oldest pub in Ireland, named the Crown Liquor Saloon, is a place where Jill went with her mom & sister a few years back. We decided to repeat history and have lunch there on this trip.
The Titanic was built in Belfast, so they of course built a museum here to commemorate it. This is a very interesting building design with some innovative use of curtain wall.
We only had the day to visit Belfast, but it was a great visit. On to Dublin!
For more photos of our adventure go to our flickr account here.