Memorial To The Missing

2014-08-26 WeRemember+
Canadian physician John McCrae’s poem In Flanders Fields and the triple arches of the Thiepval memorial to the missing are featured in this Monkstown mural. It is McCrae’s poem that is thought to have given rise to the use of the poppy as a symbol of military remembrance (WP). A close-up of the right-hand side, showing the memorial, is below. The names of over 72,000 dead are inscribed on the memorial (WPtravelfranceonline).
“In Flanders fields the poppies blow/Between the crosses, row on row/That mark our place; and in the sky/The larks, still bravely singing, fly/Scarce heard amid the guns below.//We are the Dead. Short days ago/We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,/Loved and were loved, and now we lie/In Flanders fields//Take up our quarrel with the foe:/To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high./If ye break faith with us who die/We shall not sleep/Though poppies grow/In Flanders fields.”
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Sleep Sweetly

2014-09-26 CNBInkieSallyDetail+
Street art from London-based artist Inkie (Fb), at the back of the Sunflower Bar, similar to Boogie Down Belfast but dedicated to the memory of a deceased friend, Sally.
See also: last year’s Lost Soul.
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Who’s Next?

2014-09-03 WhosNext+
Flyer on an ‘alcohol free’ sign at the top of Berwick Road/Paraid An Ardghleanna showing a darkened figure behind prison bars: “This could be your brother, sister, mother, father, son or daughter. Who’s next? Support our POW’s!”
The wide shot, below, shows the flyer’s position above the “PSNI not welcome in Ardoyne” signage, featured previously (Unwelcome To Ardoyne).
On The Map
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It’s A Jungle Out There

2014-09-24 CNBTwitchLion+
The king of the jungle is wearing a wide-brimmed purple fedora, in the middle of a long, three shop-front piece by Twitch (Fb) – wide shot below. The sunflowers are for the Sunflower bar, on the other side of the street.
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Endoskeleton

2014-09-27 CNBKrikSix+
Within the exoskeleton there’s a hand, and within the hand, there’s a heart. Work by Kriksix (Fb) for CNB 2014.
In this spot from last year’s CNB: Kilian Redmonk’s Bluelips
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Ulster Will Fight

2014-08-18 LindsayCovenant+
“It is needful that we knit together as one man, each strengthening the other, and not holding back of counting the cost” – Ulster [Unionist] Council Resolution 1912. The Council met on September 23rd and 471,000 people signed the covenant (figures here) on or around the 28th – Ulster Day – led by Sir Edward Carson.
For another board featuring similar images, see Covenant Of Hearts. In the same row of boards: Anthem For Doomed Youth
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The Phantom Queen

2014-09-24 CNBFrizEve+
The Morrígan (the phantom queen or the great queen) is a character from Irish mythology, appearing prominently in the story of Cú Chulainn. She takes various forms – crow, cow, wolf, eel, as shown on the right-hand side of the mural above – in addition to appearing as a young and old woman and as a trio of women. (For more info, consult WP.) This is new work by Friz (Web | Fb | Tw) for Culture Night Belfast 2014.
Previously on ExtrAct by Friz
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The Burning Of Long Kesh

2014-02-27 LongKeshBurning1+
The Maze/Long Kesh was set ablaze by Republican inmates 40 years ago, on the night of October 15th, 1974. Above is a picture by Matt Kelly, who was held in Cage 18. The picture is in the Eileen Hickey Republican Museum on Conway Street.
Previously: The Maze Ablaze (includes background information)| Long Kesh At NightEileen Hickey | You Know Where
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