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Belfast Murals, West Belfast, Northern Ireland » 20110100_jbl_Ireland_359

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Murals represent the political views, memorials for those lost in the battle between Catholics and Protestants in the age old battle for Northern Ireland on both the Catholic and Protestant sides of West Belfast and other politically related scenes from Belfast.

Belfast, Northern Ireland. January 2011.

Catholic murals run along Falls Road on the Catholic side of West Belfast. A wall divides Catholic and Protestant West Belfast much like the Berlin wall once divided East and West Berlin. There are gates in between which are opened and closed depending on the political climate. Something as simple as a soccer game between a predominantly Catholic city and a predominant Protestant city is reason enough to close the gates. This mural depicts a copy of Picasso’s famous anti war painting called Guernica about the German and Italian bombing attack on civilians of the town by the same name in World War II.

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