Monday, 9 July 2007

Stone heads of Belfast

Like most cities Belfast has its fair share of ornamental heads gracing the older buildings. They are meant to represent rivers, arts, commerce or probably whatever took the artist's fancy.

This sandstone head can be found in Ormeau Avenue (close to Katy Daly's bar), looking a bit worse for wear - not just because of the bird droppings but because the sandstone is being eaten away by the elements.

This head resides over The Black Box (an arts and entertainment venue) in Hill Street and may also be made of sandstone but has been better preserved by the coat of paint.