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Belfast’s latest Glass of Thrones stained-glass installation celebrates House Targaryen

The latest ‘Glass of Thrones’ window in Belfast’s fan trail series has been revealed.

This time it is House Targaryen that see their most popular exploits captured in fiery colours.

  Targaryen Glass

A fourth giant freestanding installation in the colourful new Game of Thrones® fan trail has been fitted outside Belfast’s biggest entertainment venue, the SSE Arena.

A new stained-glass window – or ‘Glass of Thrones’ – is being unveiled each week, highlighting a key House in Game of Thrones® and celebrating the impact the TV blockbuster has had on the city, and on Northern Ireland.

The fourth installation features the most shared and most discussed House Targaryen moments from Seasons 1 to 7 of the epic Game of Thrones® TV show.

Dominated by Drogon’s fiery onslaught of the gold convoy, the window also depicts Daenerys’ emergence from the funeral pyre carrying her baby dragons, Ser Barristan Selmy and Grey Worm battling the Sons of the Harpy and Viserys’ fatal golden crown.

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The first three windows unveiled in the city depicted key moments relating to House Stark, House Lannister and House Baratheon, with memorable scenes such as Eddard Stark’s execution, Cersei’s walk of shame and the poisoning of Joffrey.

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Two more windows will be revealed to coincide with the airing of the dramatic final two episodes of Season 8, which will bring the globally successful saga to its close.

Interactive digital versions of the four windows unveiled to date have also been ‘unlocked’ on www.Ireland.com/glassofthrones. Here, fans can explore the intricate panels and scenes, upload a photo to create a digital, stained-glass selfie, and then share that photo with friends and fellow fans on their social channels.

When all six windows are installed, they will form a 1.8-mile Glass of Thrones trail in Belfast, the newest addition to the extensive range of show-related experiences to be enjoyed in the ‘Home of Thrones’.

There are multiple Game of Thrones® tours, which explore the 26 spectacular filming locations that formed the dramatic backdrop for the world’s biggest TV show.

Fans have also been flocking to the GAME OF THRONESTM: The Touring Exhibition, running until 1 September at Belfast’s Titanic Exhibition Centre. This interactive experience features original costumes, authentic props and stunning settings from all seven seasons, including never-seen-before artefacts from the Winterfell Crypt and Dragon Skull Pit, which will be on display only in Belfast.

At the Ulster Museum in Belfast a fabulous Bayeux-style wall-hanging is on display, presenting key moments from each episode of Seasons 1 to 7.

Among further ‘Thrones’ attractions across Northern Ireland, ten intricately carved doors depicting moments inspired by Season 6 hang in pubs and restaurants close to filming locations. Fans who travel to each of the doors can collect a stamp on a Journey of Doors passport at each location.

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Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling

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