Murals of Derry

Donnerstag, 30. Oktober 2008, 11:15 Uhr von Felix

As already pointed out in the last post of this series about the trip to the North, I am interested in the Conflict. In twelfth grade, I wrote my Facharbeit, a propedeutic project, in this field. Thus, I was keen to see it all myself (especially after having listened to the Irishman the evening before). I’m glad that I could convince my mates to join me on my way to the Bogside, a poor neighbourhood that was 100% Irish Catholic and the centre of the so-called “Troubles” in the 1970s.

Between 1969 and 1972 the Bogside was part of “Free Derry”, a barricaded, autonomous area that was considered to be a no-go area for British forces. A lot of important historic events took place in this area of Derry (e.g. Bloody Sunday, Battle of the Bogside, Civil Right Marches). I hope the following commented photos of the area can give you an impression of the murals of the “People’s Gallery” and the Bogside in general. Diesen Beitrag weiterlesen »

A Morning in Derry

Mittwoch, 29. Oktober 2008, 16:15 Uhr von Felix

Sunday evening, after visiting the Giant’s Causeway, we arrived in history-laden Derry, which is also known as Londonderry.
There, we checked into the cosy Derry City Independent Hostel. At least about half of us did. Diesen Beitrag weiterlesen »

Giant’s Causeway

Mittwoch, 29. Oktober 2008, 11:15 Uhr von Felix

The Giant’s Causeway. Hm, it is really difficult to find words other than “Wow” that can describe what you feel when you stand there, watch a wonder of nature in total astonishment, feel the stiff breeze and taste the salt of the sea on your lips. I really advise you to experience it yourself.

Until then, you might want to see some of my photos: Diesen Beitrag weiterlesen »

Antrim Coast

Dienstag, 28. Oktober 2008, 17:53 Uhr von Felix

The coast of county Antrim is definitely worth mentioning. On our way from Belfast to the Giant’s Causeway, we stopped to enjoy the scenic view: Diesen Beitrag weiterlesen »

Belfast

Dienstag, 28. Oktober 2008, 11:15 Uhr von Felix

On Saturday morning at nine a.m., we met in front of the ITT Dublin in order to board the chartered bus that would bring us to the North.
The atmosphere on the bus was frolic and reminded me of long passed school trips. Especially sharing the back row with Tom and Chris, which made us known as “The Backseat Boys” throughout the society, added to this impression. Diesen Beitrag weiterlesen »