I spent a bit of time at the railway bridge by Roden Street on Belfast’s Donegal Road yesterday. The occasion was the official launch of a series of 20 panels, designed by the artist Ross Wilson to celebrate 100 years of history on the Donegal Road.
In the latest of a growing number of public art projects, Ross worked with local people to create the series of panels to reflect the history of people on the street.
Ross, with local people on the bridge.
This local man, with a career in the shipyard, is standing beside his wedding photograph – from 1945.
Sam Boyd, known as a “wee Christian man”, used poetry to express his prayer for Belfast (notice the 23rd Psalm in the panel background).
A tribute to Ulster Suffragettes, next to a tribute to the couple who have run the local Post Office for 30 years.
A weaver’s prayer – with its spiritual lesson.