J3278 : Peregrine sculpture, Belfast Castle

taken 7 years ago, near to Whitehouse, Greencastle and Whitehouse Lower, Northern Ireland

Peregrine sculpture, Belfast Castle
Peregrine sculpture, Belfast Castle
A sculpture by Betty Newman-Maguire erected in 2002. The sculptor’s comments are worth recording “Peregrine are found in the hills all around Belfast and the inspiration came from being made aware of this. I felt the material should be both durable and pliable, therefore welded steel was used in fabricating the large bird form. A 30 foot telegraph pole was provided so that the bird could be placed out of harm’s reach and also that it could read well against Belfast Lough”. Belfast Lough and harbour are in the background. Last seen in J3278 : Sculpture (May 2007).
Belfast Castle, estate and the Cavehill Country Park, Belfast
Belfast Castle J3279 : Belfast Castle was built between 1868 and 1870 for the Marquis of Donegall. The practice of Lanyon, Lynn and Lanyon were the architects but John Lanyon seems to have been the one who produced the design. It and the surrounding estate probably represent the swansong of the aristocracy in the face of the growth and ascendancy of the wealthy manufacturers, merchants and bankers emerging from expanding industrial Belfast. It was presented to the city in 1937.

The Cavehill Country Park adjoins the estate.
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Date Taken
Monday, 25 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 25 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 328 789 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:38.4830N 5:56.5623W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 328 789
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Belfast  Belfast Castle  Sculpture  Peregrine 

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