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Big Fish and Footbridge

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Posted December 11, 2015
marcus keeley on the big fish in belfast
It's big and it's a fish: Note the Harland & Wolff cranes in the background. © Ignatius Rake

Marcus Keeley appraises Belfast's Big Fish and finds it a tad lacking.

Along with cheese and onion Tayto crisps and the yellow Harland & Wolff cranes, the Big Fish on Donegall Quay has become one of the most iconic symbols of Belfast.

Sculpted by John Kindness in 1999, it measures 10 m in length and is covered with ceramic tiles depicting images from the city's history dating back to Tudor times.

Better still, it's slap-bang next to a new footbridge that can take the hardy urban explorer right to the other side of the River Lagan.

And what's more, Rake & Herald local soak Marcus Keeley is well impressed, as documented in the following vid.

Watch it now.

As per usual, it's flippin' ace.

The guy's a bloody hero.

The above vid is embedded here on the Rake & Herald from Marcus' excellent YouTube channel, which you are strongly advised to check out here.

See also Lights in the Dark Nights, posted 7/12/15, among many others.

Marcus Keeley
is a comedian, improviser and soak. Regularly gigging in Belfast and Paris, he is the host and promoter of the Voicebox Comedy alternative comedy club, a member of the Wonder Frog improv group and an all-round homme fatale. You can follow him, Voicebox Comedy and Wonder Frog on Twitter here, here and here, respectively. Meanwhile, to keep tabs on Voicebox via FaceBook, have a click of this.

Ignatius Rake is a freelance journalist, geographer, illustrator and world traveller who has visited more than 70 countries on six continents. He has written on numerous subjects for various publications and is available for hire and commissions. He can be contacted by email here.

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