The Murals on Falls Road
Of all the attractions in Belfast, the murals all over the city, especially the ones on Falls Road, were the ones which made a big impact on me. Unlike many areas in Belfast which proudly displayed the Union Jack, this part of Belfast also proudly hung their own flag, that of the Republic of Ireland.
Long before I set foot in this country, I had already heard of the political issues that existed between those who wished to keep their ties to the UK and those who wanted to unite with the Republic. In fact, I was still a child when I heard all about Bobby Sands who died after going on a hunger strike while imprisoned for his cause back in 1981 and Margaret Thatcher was still the British Prime Minister.
Marc and I actually joined the HOP ON HOP Off Bus twice so we could visit the site at our own leisure.