Lens-Artists Challenge #45 – Street Art

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The challenge this week is led by Patti.

Wed. 28 Apr. 2017.  Belfast.  ‘The Troubles.’  Peace Walls:

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Our guides were very enthusiastic about the reconstruction booming economy of Belfast since peace was realized, but I felt an eerie quietude as we toured some of the former boundaries between Protestants and Catholics.  In certain areas there weren’t many people around except for tourist buses.  Still I’m all for economic resurrection anywhere, anytime. The Irish have the right attitude in that respect.

Enjoy.

Weekly Challenge info from Tina’s blog:

“Each Saturday at noon EST we will publish a photo challenge similar in form to the now-defunct WPC. If you choose to participate, please make sure to tag your post with the name of our group LENS-ARTISTS so that all of the responses can be found together in the WP Reader. Please also include a link to the challenge moderator’s post. One of our 4 moderators will host the challenge each week.”

Week 1 – Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/

Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/

Week 3 – Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/

Week 4 – Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/

Check ’em out!  Also search for Lens-Artists to find posts.

About JohnRH

Retired, avid winter skier, avid reader, traveler (avidly). :)
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17 Responses to Lens-Artists Challenge #45 – Street Art

  1. pattimoed says:

    I was very moved by your shots from Belfast. Very powerful street art. It’s so interesting and appropriate that the murals are “in the streets” as so much of the Irish conflict was fought there. Great post, John.

  2. Tina Schell says:

    Like you John, I chose some street art that has historic connotations. Personally I visited Belfast when the “war” was still underway, and my friends and I stayed with a local priest in the parish. I still remember hearing gunfire during the night. It was a frightening time.

  3. cindy knoke says:

    Love Belfast & your photos!

  4. Amy says:

    That is a great choice for the street art theme.

  5. Leya says:

    So we chose something of the Peace wall, both of us. Love your choices, and I agree about the somewhat strange feeling and quietude over there. Worried about what Brexit might start – we have heard of some incidents.

  6. fotoeins says:

    In the 3rd picture, I’m “struck” by what appears to be a man with a rifle and a woman with a revolver, in understanding the feelings which compel people to bear arms in the streets. Thanks for bringing to light your images from Belfast.

  7. What a way to commemorate peace by remembering the troubles. I can understand your eerie quietude as you wandered amongst them. So much heartache. I pray gone forever.

  8. Prior... says:

    Nice history connection and reminds me that street art can have messages and many takeaways
    😉

  9. iballrtw says:

    The street art in Belfast is impressive. We were grateful for the eerie quiet. Great captures!

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