Dancing In The Streetlight

Don’t let the goonus fool you – McWolf might have the gun but Droopy is – as always – unconcerned. Work by HAZ and NOKA of FA Krew on the Bloomfield Walkway.

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 1232)
Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f4.6, 1/80, ISO 160, full size 3576 x 3672

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 900)
Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f4.6, 1/80, ISO 100, full size 4896 x 3672

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 1054)
Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f4.6, 1/80, ISO 200, full size 3936 x 3456
X07769 X07767 X07768 [X07770] tcp club foreign assassins

Bang Up To Date

The previous UVF mural in Carrington Street (Volunteering | On Your Side) was paint-bombed in October (Keep It Local) but has been quickly replaced by this computer-generated board showing the Harland & Wolff cranes, a Long Kesh watch-tower, and a hooded gunman from the UVF’s East Belfast Battalion.

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1800 x 992)
Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.7, 1/80, ISO 200, full size 4812 x 2652

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1600 x 1200)
Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.9, 1/125, ISO 80, full size 4896 x 3672

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 1412)
Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f4.8, 1/80, ISO 460, full size 3672 x 4320
X07746 [X07743] X07744 X07745

Thanks NHS

East Belfast’s Lismore Street is recently famous for the removal of bonfire materials in 2019. (See previously: A Vote For The IRA | Dump Wood, No Shite.) The corner of the street usually serves as the “Dump Wood” sign but is currently functioning as a ‘thank you’ to NHS workers.

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1600 x 1200)
Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f4.1, 1/125, ISO 80, full size 4896 x 3672
X07663

Harland House

Still in the window of Harland House (Templemore Avenue, east Belfast) two years after the World Cup, Union Flag and IFA bunting and a ‘Deutschland’ scarf. NI did not qualify, Germany did not make it to the knock-out stage, and England lost to Croatia in the semis.

It’s not known what the connection to Edward Harland (of Harland & Wolff) – please get in touch.

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 800)
Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f5.6, 1/320, ISO 80, full size 4896 x 3264
X07210

Keep It Local

The UVF mural in Carrington Street has been paint-bombed. Given the location and the extent of the paint, it’s likely that this was the result of some local (PUL) grievance. It will be interesting to see if it is restored, or replaced or painted out.

For the mural in proper form, see Volunteering.

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 900)
Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f5.4, 1/125, ISO 80, full size 4896 x 3672

Click and click again to enlarge (to 900 x 1200)
Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f5.1, 1/125, ISO 80, full size 3672 x 4896
X07660 X07659

We Will Rise Again

“Empires fall and tyrannies perish.” In the March 25th, 1916 edition of the Workers’ Republic, a month before the rising, James Connolly took heart from “the magnificent parades of Volunteers under arms, the overflowing meetings, the joyous abandon of the Irish gatherings of all descriptions, and above all the exultant rebel note everywhere manifest” to predict that “we will rise again”. Lasair Dhearg stencil on Northumberland Street below the D Coy hoarding.

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1350 x 998)

Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f5.4, 1/200, ISO 80, full size 4788 x 3540
X07417 

Vaulty Towers

Artists from the arts collective Vault (web | tw) including SzuSzuSigns and FGB painted new pieces on the Tower Street side of the building in advance of the Summer Market on August 16th. Above is a Conor McClure painting of an artist puking up his creative guts.

Click and click again to enlarge (to 970 x 1200)

Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity

Camera Settings: f10, 1/400, ISO 400, full size 2507 x 3100

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1000 x 1022)

Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity

Camera Settings: f10, 1/400, ISO 400, full size 2592 x 3168

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1500 x 1000)

Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity

Camera Settings: f9, 1/320, ISO 400, full size 3888 x 2592


Click and click again to enlarge (to 1500 x 953)

Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity

Camera Settings: f9, 1/320, ISO 400, full size 3888 x 2469


Click and click again to enlarge (to 1000 x 1500)

Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity

Camera Settings: f9, 1/320, ISO 400, full size 2592 x 3888

X07519 X07521 X07517 X07518 X07520

It Hasn’t Gone Away, You Know

“Wear a mask – it hasn’t gone away, you know.” The last two weeks have seen two coronavirus deaths but 800 new cases (Health NI | BBC). Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams remarked, on Sunday 13 August, 1995, that the IRA “haven’t gone away” (YouTube).

Previously on this wall (on Newtownards Road): Inspiring Belfast | Reading Between The Lines
Previously: Wash Your Hands, Hallion (Hallion might in fact be the graffitist’s nom-de-mur.)
Previously: Sectarianism – It Hasn’t Gone Away

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1600 x 1200)

Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f5.4, 1/80, ISO 1600, full size 4896 x 3672
X07482

Lagan Village

In the 1860s, Ballymacarrett, Mount Pottinger, and Lagan Village, all on the east side of the Lagan, were not a part of Belfast (Lennon-Wylie). Lagan Village stretched from where Hutchinsons car dealership now is down to the modern Park Parade, just above Ormeau Park. In the 1880s Belfast expanded and Lagan Village Road became Ravenhill Road (NVTv). Ormeau Park opened in 1871 (WartimeNI). It did not then include the BMX track celebrated in this mural.

Click and click again to enlarge (to full size)

Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f5.1, 1/160, ISO 80, full size 2776 x 3264 dunvegan st
X07255

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Glentoran FC. Pride of Ulster.” Two examples from the Glentoran sticker campaign in the early months of the year, before coronavirus put and end to the season and the players on furlough. See previously Le Coq Sportif.

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 1800)

Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f5, 1/100, ISO 80, full size 4896 x 3264

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1500 x 850)

Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.3, 1/200, ISO 80, full size 3264 x 2776

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1800 x 1200)

Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f5, 1/80, ISO 80, full size 4896 x 3264
X07307 albertbridge rd smiths