I remember some of you were curious to see the results of some photo walks I was going to take, based around the murals. Well, here's the result of the first one! This was mainly around the Donegall Pass, Donegall Road and Sandy Row areas of Belfast, close to the City Centre and Belfast City Hospital. Most murals in these areas will have been painted by the Protestant community. Most murals are - by their very definition - paintings. But I noticed a new trend, a trend for... not commemorative plaques, as such but what I would almost describe as plexiglass placed on a wall. Reasons for this seem to be that it lasts longer than a mural, and that it contains more information: they seem to be used when lots of information needs to be given so there are large chunks of writing. I won't put all of these down here, but I'll throw in a few, for variety!
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Oh, and a final explanation. The Red Hand is the ancient emblem of the province of Ulster, taken from this story. It originally hadn't anything to do with any one side but was propogated by the Protestant community as, well, it's a strong, defiant image. I hope to do some photowalks in Catholic areas soon.