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Video: New outdoor photographic exhibition at Belfast City Hall explores Europe's battle scarred landscape


A powerful outdoor photographic exhibition, contrasting the horror of war with the remedial power of nature, opened today at Belfast City.

Fields Of Battle, Lands Of Peace’ features images by the Irish landscape photographer Michael St Maur Sheil, which look at how the battlefields of World War One have changed over the past 100 years.

The photographs feature the sites as they are today, capturing the scars of the Western Front but showing how the modern landscapes conceals the terror and suffering that was played out in the trenches below. 

They will be displayed alongside archive pictures of the battlefields during the Great War, showing how places of devastating violence have been transformed into ones of great beauty.

‘Fields Of Battle, Lands Of Peace’ has been viewed by more than four million people in places such as London, France and Turkey.

The exhibition is part of Belfast City Council’s wider ‘Decade Of Centenaries: Reflections On 1916’ programme of events and continue until the end of August.

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