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Nuala with a Hula

This swirl of stainless steel and cast bronze, waves her ring of hope 195 metres above Thanksgiving Square and the River Lagan.

The Beacon of Hope is the work of Scottish sculptor (also well known for the Kelpies) Andy Scott, and has become a popular icon of Belfast since its construction in 2007.  It has acquired a number of nicknames, such as Nuala (or Lula) with a Hoop; Belle on the Ball; and, Angel of Thanksgiving.  She balances on a globe, acknowledging the global spirit of hope and thanksgiving.


Beacon of Hope on a damp and grey day, Belfast,  March 2018




Copyright Debbie Smyth, 8 March 2018

Posted as part of Cee’s B&W Challenge

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