Glass of thrones
As we walked through the streets of Belfast we happened across an amazing art installation called the Glass of Thrones.
Glass of thrones was created by Tourism Ireland to celebrate ten years of filming of the iconic show in Northern Ireland.
Starting with Jon snow and the Starks in the centre of Belfast, just near the Belfast town Hall, there are 6 stained glasses located through the city and ending with the Iron throne at the Titanic studios were many of the scenes were filmed.
The 6 stained glass of thrones windows showcase pivotal scenes of the series and each one focuses on a family, villain or legacy of the series.
Starks, Lannisters, Baratheons, Targaryens, White Walkers and finally the Iron Throne.
Stained Glass of Thrones – House Stark
Location – Outside Belfast Town Hall
It was only fitting that the first window showcases the heroes of the show. The Stark family.
The stained glass window is overlooking Belfast City Hall, which also has an amazing collection of Stained Glasses Inside.
The focal point of the Stark window is Jon Snow, the King of the North at the iconic battle scene from the Battle of the bastards, however all the other Starks also get a mention.
Some of the great details are Arya about to stab Little finger, The heartbreaking red wedding, Sansai about to get her revenge on Ramsey, Hound and Brienne fighting over Ayra and of course what started it all, The Patriach of the family Ned about to lose his head.
For true fans of the show there are other subtle references to the Starks and their storyline’s with Direwolves, the Three Eyed Raven, and the weeping Weirwood tree also on there.
We were staying nearby so I was able to walk past this window multiple times and I spent ages looking at the glass window as the detail was amazing.
Stained Glass of Thrones – House Lannister
Location – Located beside ICC Belfast
Featuring so many iconic scenes that make up the storyline’s of some of the villains of the show, from the wildfire explosion, to Jamie’s charging on horse back towards Daenerys during the Battle of the Goldroad.
The real focal point though is Mountain carrying Cersei after her walk of shame.
I was also pleased to see some of Tyrion Lannister’s storyline on display. With his revengeful murder of his scheming father Tywin.
Stained Glass of Thrones – House Baratheon
Location – Beside Lagan Weir
I found this one the most interesting window whilst it is called House Baratheon its focal point really is Melisandre.
I guess it is quiet fitting as those who watch the show, understand wherever Stannis went, she was there pulling the strings.
The window also highlights Hound and Beric’s fight, Briennes revenge, Gendry and his Hammer, not to mention two kings dying. King Robert and King Joffrey.
But my favourite part of the window, probably because he was one of my favourite characters is Ser Davos and his boat.
Stained Glass of Thrones – House Targaryen
Location – Outside Odyssey
This window could really be called Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen,First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea,Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons, as the Window really is a huge tribute to her.
The focal point is Drogon as he breathes a twister of fire that runs all the way down the length of the window, with Danny riding atop him.
Other notible scenes include the birth of the dragons, Drogon rescuing Daenerys from the fighting pits of Meereen. Ser Barristan Selmy and Greyworms fighting the Sons of Harpy. Not to mention when her brother was crowned with Gold.
Stained Glass of Thrones – White Walkers
Location – Alongside SS nomadic
Hodor holding the door is the real focal point of this window, taking up centre position. Another large part of the window is the Ice King destroying a large section of the Wall on top of his Ice dragon.
There are lots of other parts to the window as well, Jon, Jorah, the Hound, Beric and Tormund stranded in the middle of the ice lake.
The making of the Ice King.
Stained Glass of Thrones – Iron Throne
Location – Overlooking the Titanic studios in the grounds of Belfast titanic experience, at the Titanic Slipway
This window is definitely trying to portray A song of Ice and Fire, with fiery Orange up top and icy blue below.
At first look it looks like it is just a beautiful window of the iron throne with a chair on it to sit so you to can Sit on the iron Throne, but at closer look you see that it also contains house sigils, cogs and gears like the opening scene.
The other great thing about this is the interactive nature of this window with people able to sit on the Iron throne for a picture.
The other awesome thing we worked out afterwards is that each of them have a very funny warning on the side. We only took a photo of a couple of them.
What is your favourite window?
Where you team Stark or Team Lannister?
Let me know in the comments below.
I would love to visit Ireland and these windows one day!