Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Gable Wall, East Belfast


Mural on a gable wall just off Templemore Avenue. Not the most impressive artistic effort I've seen (the map of Northern Ireland (ie. the white blob in the centre) seems to have lost the Ards penninsula...), this mural is a celebration of a loyalist flute band - the 'Gertrude Star'. More info on NI murals is available here.

8 comments:

CaBaCuRl said...

I was in Derry 20 years ago, and can still remember the fantastic wall murals....an amazing illustration of the Troubles in your country.( Things have changed LOTS since then for NI)

lv2scpbk said...

Interesting and cute kitty.

Dr. A. said...

That really has to be one of the worst murals in Belfast, shame - considering that there is some very good artistic talent out there. You may not agree with their political views but you have to admire their talent. I see quite a few good ones on the way to work along the Newtownards Road (not all political).
I have just discovered your blog recently and was amused to find that we have posted similar photos - not surprising considering there isn't really a lot of interest around Belfast (It is getting better though).
I came across this on the UTV web site and thought you might find it interesting - Local Food Hero
p.s. I notice you're not quite a daily photo (but hey who's complaining?) (c:= Keep up the good work. Oh and I agree with you about the new extension to the Opera House - it's frugly!

blueboat said...

Thanks for your comments. Dr A, I see we have posted similar photos (central and east belfast..!). Had a look at the local food hero and was glad to see that my vote, the wonderful wonderful Ginger, is currently in the lead...

Dr. A. said...

NO! NO! NO! - you weren't supposed to do that - you were supposed to vote for the wee sweety shop !!!
(c:=
Anyways, what is it with people and Ginger? What's wrong with the kebab shop or the chippy? Good old fashioned food - none of this modern foreign stuff (c;=

blueboat said...

I love wee sweetie shops as much as the next person (particularly if they sell Riley's Toffee Rolls and Rhubarb Rock), and I do love a pastie supper (I just try not to think about what is in the pastie) but c'mon now, Ginger is in a class of its own...

Dr. A. said...

You've been conspiring with my wife !!! She keeps telling me the same thing.

blueboat said...

I guess she's trying to tell you that, even if your heart is in the right place, a quarter pound of clove rock isn't quite the same as a slap up meal...