Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Being that i dont have many Irish cards...or actually, no Northern Irish ones, i consider it as a rare country (in my collection) hence it deserves to inaugurate today's update...

and its my first ever card showing something from Belfast...and this fish you see here is considered to be the most recognized piece of artwork in the city.

The Big Fish, Laganside, Belfast: This 10 metre Salmon was commissioned to celebrate the regeneration of the River Lagan. The 'outer' skin of the fish is a cladding of ceramic tiles decorated with texts and images related to the history of Belfast. The artist, John Kindness, is one of Northern Ireland's best known artists.

at least it has a significance and meaning and isnt just put there as the statues we have in our city centre

the stamp is from a set of 4 definitives issued in March this year representing Northern Ireland's landscape.


Sheila said...

I hadn't seen the Northern Ireland version of these stamps before - very attractive!

Gem from Calgary said...

Ana, That is one big fish,I guess the big one doesn't always get away. Makes for a great card. Take care,