Archive for the ‘Ireland’ Category
The city of Belfast, Northern Ireland, has been the complex and bloody clashes between Catholics and Protestants. Today, all around the city we find painted walls remind us of the importance of these two strong and conflicting communities of religious identity and political.
The walls remind some of the highlights of the local history of Catholic and Protestant communities (such as the death of Bobby Sands after a hunger strike in 1981), as well as important elements in the local culture and major events .
The murals tell stories of Belfast and have a local meanings know unveiled. So it is a good idea to take one of many black cabs on the streets of the city and ask the driver to take a trip to see the most important murals, sure we will have some good stories.
The themes of the murals, done by professional artists, ranging from identity to the defense, and clearly show what were the issues of concern to those who belonged to one group or another. Issues such as the Titanic (built on the shores of Belfast), violence, freedom is very present in the works.
Over time they have been adding new murals, often depending on the current political situation, and also becoming a kind of brand for the city to offer their stories on the walls.