Dome Ceiling 1896-1906. City Hall, Donegall Square, Belfast, Ulster, Northern Ireland. Text and photograph by Philip V. Allingham 2006. This image may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose.
Brett characterizes the magnificent interior of the City Hall, splendid even when compared to the halls and rotundas of Canadian legislatures and American state Capitols, as "ornate in a moderately restrained way" (p. 55). The Italian marble glows, the rococo plasterwork is impeccable, the overall effect dazzling, particularly of the great dome about the great circular stair-well and lobby.
- Front with Pediment, Dome, and flanking Tower
- Side Tower (detail)
- Pediment (Hibernia, Minerva, Labour, Industry, Liberty, and Commerce)
- Mural beneath dome
- Banquet Room with Barrel Vault Ceiling
- Legislative Chamber
- Carpet with Seal of the City of Belfast
- Rotunda ceiling and arches
- St. George (stained glass)
- Stained Glass Window with City Seal
- Victoria Window (stained glass)
Brett, C. E. B. Buildings of Belfast, 1700-1914. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1967.
Last modified 12 September 2006