J3575 : The Great Light, Belfast

taken 7 days ago, near to Queens Island, Ballymacarret, Cliftonville, Skegoneill and Sydenham, Northern Ireland

The Great Light, Belfast
The Great Light, Belfast
The former Mew Island Optic, now renamed as 'The Great Light' on the newly opened Titanic Walkway, Belfast. It has run into teething problems and the optic itself remains hidden behind blinds. The walkway is already extremely popular with walkers and tourists.
The Titanic Walkway, Belfast
A pedestrian path in part of the Titanic Quarter not previously accessible to the public.
Built in accordance with the following planning permissions:
Z/2014/1714/F (approved 9 March 2016) “Construction of a new pedestrian walkway along Victoria Wharf linking Titanic Slipway to Alexandra Dock. Victoria Wharf Titanic Quarter Queens Road Queens Island Belfast BT3 9DT” and LA04/2016/2430/F (approved 19 January 2017) “Installation of Mew Island Optic within transparent structure. Victoria Wharf Titanic Quarter Queens Road Queens Island Belfast BT3 9DT”.
The optic is one originally installed in Mew Island lighthouse LinkExternal link.
Hall McKnight (architects) describe the scheme as “This project is located in the historic area of the Harland and Wolff Shipyard where the Titanic was built. The proposal is for a boardwalk that connects the urban park of the Titanic Signature Project to the Alexandra Dock and the historic Pump House. The proposal co–exists with some of the remaining industrial archaeology of the site, including rails for old steam cranes and the defunct steam cranes themselves.
3 sheet steel pavilions create resting positions from which the city, the hills and the horizon may be viewed. Each pavilion is based on grids of 3 distinct triangles of equal area”.
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Date Taken
Monday, 12 March, 2018   (more nearby)
Monday, 12 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Belfast  Belfast Docks 
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 353 758 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.7527N 5:54.3741W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 352 757
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Light  Optic  The Great Light  Belfast Harbour  Belfast Docks 

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