Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Snow White Belfast Murals

Since the 1970's, nearly 2,000 murals have been painted in Northern Ireland--the vast majority of them promoting the polarized views of the two political sides, either republican (mostly Catholic) or loyalist (mostly Protestant). Yet not all the paintings focus on political or religious differences.

Becoming increasingly popular are murals representing peace and tolerance, and a few avoid the political issues of Ireland entirely--hence we find Snow White. The mural on a brick wall depicts the Wishing Well scene. Located on Roden Street in south Belfast, Northern Ireland.

In addition, there's a series of Dwarf murals too.

All images copyright Dr. Martin Urbanus. Used with Permission.

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