Images of different pasts in Belfast 2013
I was recently a guest speaker of the Friends of the Somme (mid Ulster branch), talking about different ways in which animals have been remembered in war. I subsequently spent some time looking at murals and memorials of different communities in Belfast. As these images indicate, the past is ever present in the everyday landscape in particular striking ways.
The following two murals are from the Shankill Road:
These three images below are from Sandy Row showing a new mural and explanation of its creation:
Part of the campaign to keep particular aspects of the past:
Sentiments that seem to cross a Nationalist / Loyalist divide: