Thank you to Cee Neuner and Marsha Ingrao, co-hosts of the PPAC Challenge!
I had a little free time today, so I went browsing through her archives for more public squares.
Here’s Arthur Square in Belfast, which I visited for the first time in April. Thank you to Marsha Ingrao, whose comment led me to do some googling. I found the name of the artist: Dan George. The piece is called “Spirit of Belfast” and was installed in 2009.
I went exploring down a side street (look at those curving, banner-like things, so futuristic) and found myself in the most fabulous indoor shopping center I had ever seen: very modern, gleaming with high-end shops, and not at all crowded! The curving structures are actually an art installation called “The Masts.” They are on Donegall Place. There is a better picture of them here. They were installed in 2011.
From the Wikipedia page List of Public Art in Belfast:
- The eight copper-clad lighting masts reflect Belfast’s maritime heritage and are named after White Star Line ships built in Harland and Wolff. They are: Titanic, Oceanic, Olympic, Brittanic, Laurentic, Celtic, Nomadic, and Traffic.