Generation Edd Balls

No idea about either the original or the modification – possibly to do with Ed Balls Day, April 28th? Please comment/e-mail if you know more.
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Like The Souk In An Hibernian Casablanca

Here are two more images (in addition to yesterday’s) of the new mural of the old Smithfield Market in Gresham Street by KVLR and JMK. According to the Glenravel booklet on the market, its creation goes back to about 1770. The title of the post is how the market was described in when a cover was added in the late 1800s (CultureNI); the booklet contains a directory from 1880 that includes tinsmiths, a basket maker, a cooper, and a hackler (a flax-comber).
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Old Smithfield

Here are two images – one close-up, one wide shot – of the new mural in Gresham Street by KVLR and JMK of the old Smithfield Market. The market was fire-bombed in 1974 (gallery of 10 images at the Tele), quickly rebuilt with wood, and replaced permanently in 1986.
There’ll be two more images tomorrow. For images of the existing market, and paintings inside it of the old market, see Smithfield Market and My Old Toy Box.
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Votes For Women

This mural (perhaps still in progress) is in the Connswater Women’s Group (“CWG” in the mural) spot on Severn Road, showing the sun rising over the Harland & Wolff cranes in east Belfast. For the previous mural, see The Verticality Of The Divine.
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Over The Bridge

The large mural of H&W shipyard workers at the turn of the century has been restored by Dee Craig (Fb). The mural is on the footbridge linking Dee Street and Queen’s Island. Inspired by paintings of William Conor such as Shipyard Workers Crossing Queen’s Bridge and Over The Bridge. For images of the previous version, see Titanic Workers.
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East Belfast Brigade

The original version of the hooded UFF gunman, with pistol and quotation modelled on the Declaration Of Arbroath (“As long as one hundred of us remain alive …”), was painted on the Newtownards Road in 1994. In their places is a list of the battalions of the East Belfast Brigade (in numerical order): Young Newton, Dee Street, Ballybeen, Castlereagh, and Tullycarnet, plus North Down (see Always A Little Further). The second image below shows the gunman but not the right-hand side painted out (from February 2017); the third image shows the mural in 2015 when it was most recently repainted. Only the UFF fist now remains from the original.
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Build Homes Now

The evolution of the #BuildHomesNow mural on Northumberland Street continues with a list of sites that PPR (Participation & the Practice of Rights tw | web) thinks suitable for building homes: Monagh, the Gasworks, Mackies, Sirocco, Belfast Harbour. Previous versions: June 2016 | January 2017.
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Smash The Wall Of Separation

More “patronising slogans” from the Cupar Way “peace” line. The artist was realistic enough to draw a security camera in the top left corner, keeping a eye on the people with peace and love balloons.
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The Art Department

The Art Department (Fb) is not an academic unit but a night club in Little Donegall Street, Belfast.
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Hi

FGB (Francois Got Buffed web | tw) sends greetings to all of the tourists who stop by the Cupar Way “peace” line.
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