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Old May 26, 2007, 4:23 PM   #1
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[align=center]St. Anne's Cathedral Belfast[/align]

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[align=center]More work has gone on at this location with a new spire mounted on top

of the building. To comemorate 9/11

I cant find my earlier posts of this Cathedral in this forum to add to...

Before the spire is inserted[/align]

[align=center]1.[/align]

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And then with it's new needle in the sky[/align]

[align=center]that will be lit up and be very visable in the night sky.[/align]

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I will have to see it when the work is fully completed and see if it shines in the night

sky............for viewing in advance...........musket
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Old May 26, 2007, 5:14 PM   #2
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That's an unusual spire indeed! Your #1 shot qualifies #1, btw
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Old May 26, 2007, 6:31 PM   #3
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That's an unusual spire indeed! Your #1 shot qualifies #1, btw
Yes indeed,I would have prefered a proper steeple inserted here

I gather from the web thatthis steel spire costs £852,000 WOW

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ni/2007/0...t_needled.html

I just wonder what a steeple would cost these days.

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Very nice and informative set of pictures. That spire looks dangerous. Would be quite painful for a second coming from the sky (smile)

Spire of hope - oh! Hope for what? 9/11 or 11/9 or whatever - what has that got to do with Ireland? (interoggative, concerned face expression)

Yes, especially the first picture has got a compositional fulness. Nothing more desired...

As usual very sharp pictures with a refreshingly restrained colour rendition


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Old May 27, 2007, 4:22 AM   #5
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Very nice and informative set of pictures. That spire looks dangerous. Would be quite painful for a second coming from the sky (smile)

Spire of hope - oh! Hope for what? 9/11 or 11/9 or whatever - what has that got to do with Ireland? (interoggative, concerned face expression)

Yes, especially the first picture has got a compositional fulness. Nothing more desired...

As usual very sharp pictures with a refreshingly restrained colour rendition


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The reference that many would draw from a 'needle' comes from Biblical text

and it's many translations from ancient textand comes from 'Matthew 19:24'

whilst others might view this needle as resembling a large radio antenna

broadcasting thoughts, hopes and aspirations to a world in need of guidance.

Or perhaps it's non of the above and is just something unusual in an architects

mind to brighten upthe skyline of Belfast...........Thanks for viewing and the

comments ...........................musket


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Old May 27, 2007, 4:56 AM   #6
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Very nice pictures Musket, i like that Castle, but that is one gigantic needle
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Old May 27, 2007, 5:18 AM   #7
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Very nice pictures Musket, i like that Castle, but that is one gigantic needle
Castles, Churches and Cathedrals in olden dayslooked verymuch alike

in architecture and design, possibly the same architects and builders were

involved in their construction so there are a lot of similarities.

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That's an unusual spire indeed! Your #1 shot qualifies #1, btw
Yes indeed,I would have prefered a proper steeple inserted here
You got me right! Try hard as I may,I still couldn't get used to thesight of of the huge (militant!!) needleusingacathedral asits platform! I quite like cathedrals and I wonder howthey canintervene the original plan of a historical edifice that mariginally


Btw, I should add that I also liked your #4 shot for its striking point of view, which,I think, remains the only perspective to be able to shoot the cathedral withoutits'needle'



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your no4 shot is my favorite the lines are clean, clear and crisp, and you can only just see the spire!
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your no4 shot is my favorite the lines are clean, clear and crisp, and you can only just see the spire!
Thanks for viewing and the comments .............musket

ps I can see so far that nobody is in favour of the spire :-)
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