Images of Padre Pio, the Capuchin friar, and Our Lady with a sacred heart adorn the outside of the Centre For Health & Well-Being in Ballymurphy’s bullring. Wide shot below. Click and click again to enlarge (to full size) Copyright … Continue reading →
Above is another piece of the multi-panel work by Gerry Kelly (“Mo chara”) at the top of Springhill, showing a forearm in the colours of the Palestinian flag with a fist clenched around a strand of barbed wire, causing blood to drip down.
Ligoniel (above) and New Lodge (below) copies of a JFTC2 (Justice for the Craigavon two) mural by Damian Walker of GaelForce. The Ligoniel location is proving controversial: Walker’s previous muraling attempts have been painted over three times, according to an image in this 32 … Continue reading →
Above is the current version, and below is the original version (done for CNB14), of Aoife & The Owl by JMK (Jonny McKerr – Fb). Previously by JMK: The Look Of Love | The Belfast Blitz Below is a wide shot of … Continue reading →
The previous board in this location said “‘yes’ to a better future” beneath a tiger, a rainbow, and a DJ at his turntables (see an image at CCDL). That future, it seems, it to go back to a mural similar to the one prior to 2009 – You’re entering Loyalist Tigers Bay – though the explicit UDA/UFF insignia are gone, leaving only the clenched fist.
The Disney princesses (Snow White and Princess Anna, the younger sister from Frozen) are being watched, not just by the wicked witch, but by the communications tower on the Springfield Road barracks. New work by Danny Devenny and local children in the Sliabh Dubh estate.
Approximately 10 million military personnel and 7 million civilians died in WWI, with massive losses coming in August-September-October of 1914, as German forces invaded Belgium and northern France, before being stopped at the Marne and entrenching at the Aisne; both sides then attempted to out-flank one another in a “race to the sea” (WP – Invasion | WP – Casualties). The dead of those first months – including German forces (see third image, below) – are commemorated in a new monument, a granite stone with six sides, like a rock from the Giant’s Causeway, in Woodvale Park (BelTel | NewsLetter). A searchable database of 10,000 Irish soldiers who died in Belgium is now available at the In Flanders Fields Project.
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Last Saturday (2014-11-08) saw the launch of a new mural in Ballymurphy Crescent, celebrating local volunteers and community workers. The doves at the top of the mural are in the style of Robert Ballagh’s “Legacy Of The Hunger Strikes” though there … Continue reading →
Inkie (Tom Bingle WP | Fb | Web) did five pieces for CNB 2014. Two of these have been featured previously – Boogie Down Belfast | Sleep Sweetly – and the other three are shown here, including two sigs in different styles. … Continue reading →
This new work in the Somme memorial Garden Of Reflection (between the Shankill graveyard and the Mountainview Tavern), comprising both mural and headstones (“A soldier of the great war”) in a flower-bed, commemorates the centenary of the first world war, or, as it was initially known, the great war. The mural shows a soldier, presumably from the Ulster division, on the fields of Flanders: “Great love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 1914-2014″