Re: Re: has the architecture of northern ireland differed from the republic since partiti
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Thats what I was thinking too – street furniture, ie phone and letter boxes painted red, and also road signage which is monolingual, uses red black and white in colour-coded triangles, and gives distances in miles as opposed to km. Apart from that MTs post about the architecture of Belfast being different arising out of developing at a different time, ie mercantile victorian, to that of Georgian Dublin is also on the money. One could make the case to say that the diamond greens at the heart of so many of Ulster’s rural towns are also a geographically specific feature, but equally one could argue that a diamond is really a square by another name, of which we have many in the southern part of the isle as well – besides which, they also date from prepartition days.
Weelollo, if you are serious about this, I suggest you look up Craigavon on this site and wikipedia – though thats more town planning related. Btw youll also find a good thread on this site about the plans for motorways in the 60’s in the 6 cos – again a planning matter, but interesting anyway, particularily in the way that they were clearly trying to develop the 6 cos as if it was an island, ie only 2nd class road planned for the dublin direction – not a motorway, and also very little plans for either cross-border infrastructure, or for infrastructure in the western part of the statelet – which is coincidentally predominantly Roman Catholic.
Now can you lend me your playstation 😀
😀 get off your computer and buy one yourself
haha no, thanks for your help hutton, I’ll check that out,:)