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Belfast's 'Big Fish'

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Comments (14)

MaryAlice on July 8, 2008

A most unusual capture! It is really quite lovely. Certainly not something one would run into on their normal morning stroll.

Thank you for sharing this unique and wonderful big fish! :)


Mary Alice

Tom Lussier Photogra… on July 9, 2008

Wow! Amazing piece of art. Well captured with fantastic detail and rich colour. What is the significance of the images and text in the tiles? You've a story to tell Séan. :)

Best regards, Tom

Madidi on July 9, 2008

Mary Alice, Hamzar and Tom, thank you for the visits and kind comments.

This sculpture (an atlantic salmon) was commissioned to celebrate the regeneration of the River Lagan which flows through Belfast. The city has a long industrial history and the river suffered pollution of every type. In the late nineties the river was brought back to life and there are fish and salmon back in its waters.

The 'scales' Tom are covered in reproductions of pages from local newspapers covering notable events throughout the last century (eg Titanic setting sail from the harbour) and drawings and stories from Belfast schoolkids. There is also a time capsule within the 'fish'.

Very best regards guys,


Samo Trebizan on July 10, 2008

Well that is impressively big fish:) Nice shot Sean!

Greetings from Slovenia!

Samo T.

Madidi on July 10, 2008

Hi samo T: yes a big fish indeed. glad you like this friend,

Best Regards,


BTW Samo T, a young member of my golf club is currently in your country representing Ireland in a golf tournament: I am looking forward to his return to get his first hand opinion of Slovenia.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on July 17, 2008

Beats mine by a country mile !!!


Madidi on July 18, 2008

Maybe Jim but you couldn't eat a whole one :-)


Marina Sp. on September 14, 2008

A new fish species being caught off the Irish coast, a few hours ago. It is covered in pictures and instead of skin it is made of jigsaw pieces - a real piece of art" the local press said! Y*.Greetings from Greece, Marina

Mahdi Kalhor on January 17, 2009

oh my god! this fish lives in land.!

Madidi on January 17, 2009

DM apologies for missing your comment when you first posted it: your comments are always much appreciated.

Mahdi, many thanks for the visit and comments :>)

Greetings from Ireland guys,


Ancsa on January 25, 2009

interesting,I saw it in books before,and I wanna see it live someday!:P

Madidi on January 25, 2009

Hello Ancsa, I see you have found 'the salmon', if you look closely, you will see lots of historical pieces on it's scales. When you get back to Ireland you must get up to Belfast, you will love it :>)

Warm Regards,


Wa Wa on September 3, 2011

Fine! Excellent gallery! Greetings from Japan!

ENZOQB on October 19, 2011 is a very beautiful photo

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 8, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Madidi
    • Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2008/06/28 13:41:46
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 22.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/16.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash