Spirit of Belfast

 

The Spirit of Belfast is a sculpture by Dan George in Arthur Square, Belfast. Arthur Square is what I always knew as Cornmarket.

Harking back to Belfast’s industrial heritage the artwork represents the delicate woven fabric of linen and the strength of steel used in shipbuilding. Unveiled in 2009 it was quickly christened ‘The Onion Rings’.

Although I’ve never heard anyone express strong opinions on the sculpture locals will be happy to forget the fountain that didn’t work well and the bandstand that bands didn’t play from that occupied the space previously.

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