Let’s face it – PoMo is at best ostentatious, as in “looky here how clever I’ve been, dahling” and at its worst, is vile or an eyesore of brainhurting proportions.
PoMo is the absence of style and talent in the pursuit of thrill and shock, not to mention awe. And so the Belfast Titanic arises from the landscape to inflict yet more white noise on an already overcrowded landscape of ugliness. it’s what happens when techies get to do design.
Look at that lower photo, the slab on the side of the building – is that beautiful? Aaaaaaaggggghhhh!!!!!!!
As Chuckles rightly comments: “The perfect government scheme, a bit like the millenium dome? Tacky doesn’t even begin to describe it. The Titanic was a disaster. Belfast is a s***h*le. Why would one go to one to see the other? And what type of person thinks that this would attract tourists to the place?”
I greatly fear, Chuckles, that it would attract a certain type of modern person. That in itself would be a tragedy.
Glaring, jangling, discordant, harsh, soulless, sad, corrosive to the human spirit – deepest apologies to readers who’ve come to expect at least a certain pleasantness in the images presented for their delectation.