Prepared For Peace, Ready For War

This is one of the most famous murals in Belfast on account of its position overlooking the entrance of Mount Vernon and the M2 – the central gunman appears to be aiming right at you as you come down the off-ramp to the Shore Road. The original mural – which dates back to the ceasefire – was on a gable at the front of the estate but the entire block of houses was knocked down. It was later recreated (though without the words “3rd battalion” above “North Belfast) in the current more elevated position.

The other “gunman aiming right at you” mural is the UDU mural in the lower Shankill estate.

Click to enlarge (to 1200 x 787)
Copyright © 2012 Extramural Activity
Camera Setting: f8, 1/125, ISO 400, full size 3800 x 2492
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