Politicals Murals of Derry
One of my favorites places in Europe is Derry or Londonderry , there you can see two different ways to undertand one problem, two countries that were (or are) in dispute for the same land, Ireland and United Kingdom.
Nowadays the murals in Northern Ireland have become a touristic symbols for this country, almost 2.000 have been documented from seventies , the main topic is political but also you can find some religious murals.
In every single step in this city you will learn about the irish & british conflict, in the Free City of Derry that is outside the walls of Derry is where the troubles happened time ago.
It’s amazing to see this big politicals murals representing the conflict, in this case in Free City Of Derry we can see just one side’s of this political point of view, troubles as the Bloody Sunday were the british army shoted children,women and man that they weren’t armed.
If you are travelling to Northern Ireland in the capital, Belfast, you can see the both point of view, in falls road is where the irish express their art but also not far from here the british painted political murals, an incredible experience learning from the Belfast Walls.
Also Che Guevara has murals here, some people says that ”El Che” had irish heritage because his lastname is Lynch .
If you are planning a trip to Londonderry / Derry you will enjoy visiting the city inside the walls, irish and british architecture and mix in this place, something curious is that you can pay in Pounds or Euros, depends on the location!!!.
I really recommend to visit the murals of Derry, it’s a great way to understand and learn about this conflict that nowadays is still alive.