Ardoyne Boxing

2014-06-03 ArdEoinBoxers+
After two panels featuring football, here is an image of two panels featuring boxers (possibly Freddie Gilroy and Eamonn Magee – leave a comment or e-mail if you can identify either), from the community mural on the wall outside the Spar on Ardoyne Avenue.
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Free Gaza

2014-07-19 FreeGaza+
Another pro-Palestinian piece, sponsored by éirígí, just round the corner from Where Is The World? Israeli ground operations in Gaza yesterday (July 22) entered their third week.
Previously in this location: Stop Sign | Free Stephen Murney
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text: northumberland street

Menagerie

2014-05-29 MenagerieFront+
Out-of-this-world work by Scottish artist (Mark) Lyken (Twitter | Fb) – signature at the top, in the middle - on the front of Menagerie (Tumblr) on University Street. Wide shot below.
Previously from Menagerie: The Piano Has Been Smoking | Eyes Wide Shut
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2014-05-29 MenagerieFrontWide+
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Stoneyford

2014-06-24 StonyfordFlag+
A Northern Ireland flag tops an electrical pole in Stoneyford sporting a picture of an Orange Order collarette and the red hand in barbed wire of the Loyalist Prisoners Association.
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Where Is The World?

2014-07-19 GazaUt+

Gazans flee ahead of smiling soldiers from homes set ablaze by a tank flying the Israeli flag. This new mural on the international wall associates the current Israeli invasion of Gaza (Operation Protective Edge) with the US/South Vietnamese attack on the village of Trang Bang during the Vietnam war by modelling itself on Nick Ut’s 1972 Pulitzer prize-winning photograph for the Associated Press of villagers fleeing a napalm bombing, just below (uncropped version, via Wikipedia). On the ground in front of the mural are tealights lit in memorial and solidarity.
TrangBang
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text: immediate expulsion of all israeli diplomats from éire

Reid & Wright

2014-05-14 ReidAndWright+
This fake shopfront on the main Antrim Road through Glengormley pretends to be a bookstore but was once the Thyme Cafe. It’s not clear where the “restaurant” signage comes from.
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St. Patrick’s

2014-06-11 NthQueenStSpire+
St. Patrick’s on Donegall Street serves as the local Catholic church for the New Lodge. Its spire rises above the houses in a detail from the community mural at the bottom of the New Lodge, painted by Ed Reynolds (steadyhanded.com), based on vintage photographs of the area and its residents.
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2014-06-11 NthQueenStSide+
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The Beautiful Blues

2014-05-06 SouthLinfield+
Two boards on the Donegall Road feature Linfield football club. The one above (at the bridge near Roden Street) features the 1957-1958 team; the one below (near the City Hospital station) has the founding team of 1886 and champions in 1890-1891 in the background (shown in Fortune Favours The Brave) “with Sandy Row former Linfield players Daryl Fordyce and Albert Watson, with the modern day youth of Sandy Row” (linfieldfc.com).
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2014-05-27 SandyRowSpirit+
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text: team spirit one goal sandy row jack milburn jim fisher wm rodgers j cairns alex russell jack graham ray cough g morgan robinson dickson parke hamill irvine braithwaite city cup county antrim shield gold

Be Yourself Except If You’re A Unicorn

2014-05-21 BerlinBeYourself+
” … then be a unicorn.” Out-of-this-world creatures of all different types have fun on a road of hairpin bends in this mural on Berlin’s Torstraße.
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text: kunst kebal, crazy in love, bass station

The Cat That Got The Cream

2014-06-13 TivoliTiger+
In Belfast city center in the early morning, it’s generally safe for the milkman to leave the milk on the pavement outside business premises, but perhaps not when there’s a well-camouflaged tiger on the prowl  - red and white striped to match the pole of the Tivoli barber shop.
Work by friz in North Street; replaces KinMX’s blue-haired nude.
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