Roads Through Life

14 05 06 North7Children+
“Pathways through childhood – Sweet childish that were as long as twenty days are now.” The good old days in south Belfast and its streets are remembered in these two panels from the Donegall Road railway bridge.
The “Streets of dreams”, some of them no longer in existence, are: Coolderry, Coolbeg, Coolfin, Fortuna, Egeria, Daphine, Pandora, Euterpe, Thalia, Coolmore, Abingdon, Colchester, Barrington, Empire, Maldon, Utility, Rydalmere, Rockland, Kitchener, Nubia, Soudan, Kilburn, Benburb, Ebor, Lecale, Moltke, Roden, Tavanagh, Rockview, Monarch Parade, Donegall Avenue
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International Man Of Mystery

2015-05-18 CheWho+
Who is that crudely stencilled man in Springfield Crescent?
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Our Lady Of The Spray Can

“Tais-toi” or “Keep your mouth shut” is the sacred invocation of Our Lady Of The Spray Can, patron saint of writers and street artists, who wears a gag and crosses her fingers in a benediction of good luck. A paste-up in Paris.
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text: shut up avenue de flandres catholic classic art

Foreign Arrivals

2015-04-20 BallycarryChinese+
Chinese, Cantonese, European, and Presbyterian. Three signs outside the Chinese take-away in Ballycarry: the Chinese lettering for the restaurant, a DUP poster supporting Sammy Wilson, and an Ulster-Scots heritage banner: “1613 The Arrival of Edward Brice – The first presbyterian minister in Ireland”.
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text: village

Through The Looking Glass

2015-05-12 Twaddelldee+
Lewis Carroll’s Tweedledee and Tweedledum (as imagined by Tim Burton for Disney) have been turned into Twaddelldee and Twaddelldum, Twaddelldee using an Orange collarette as braces and Twaddelldum with face-mask, concealed brick, and “KAT” tattoo. The protest at Twaddell Avenue continues, after more than 600 days. For background, see previously: Protest Camp | Civil Rights CampSupporters Club | No Surrender
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text: alice in wonderland kill all taigs