J3474 : A Custom House chimney, Belfast (October 2014)

taken 7 years ago, near to Belfast County Borough, Shankill, Ballymacarret, Cliftonville and Skegoneill, Northern Ireland

A Custom House chimney, Belfast (October 2014)
A Custom House chimney, Belfast (October 2014)
One of the unusually-shaped chimneys on Lanyon and Lynn’s Custom House of 1854/57. It’s also an example of how a tall modern building can overwhelm its old and lower neighbour. The tall building is the “Obel” J3474 : The "Obel", Belfast (3) – also seen, at a much lower height, during construction in October 2008 J3474 : The "Obel" site, Belfast (5). St Patrick’s Cathedral New York is possibly the best-known example of architectural overwhelming LinkExternal link.
The Custom House, Belfast

The Custom House was built in 1854/7 to a design by Charles Lanyon and WH Lynn. The building is rich in detail and features several ornamental heads as well as figures (designed by the architects and carved by Thomas Fitzpatrick) of Britannia flanked by Neptune and Mercury.

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Sunday, 19 October, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 19 October, 2014
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Public buildings and spaces 
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Irish: geotagged! J 342 745 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.1015N 5:55.3732W
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Custom House  Chimney  Apartment Block  The Obel 

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