Belfast: city of murals, music and men of letters

Updated On Jan 18, 2014 04:27 PM IST
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Belfast’s murals and its landmarks tell an intriguing tale of the town’s past, present and future. To follow its story of change, just see its murals. Over 2000 have been documented since 1970s and they mark everything -- war, peace, diversity, music and spirit of the moment. This mural features a character from Irish folklore. Text and Photo by Kalpana Sunder View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 18, 2014 04:27 PM IST

Belfast’s murals and its landmarks tell an intriguing tale of the town’s past, present and future. To follow its story of change, just see its murals. Over 2000 have been documented since 1970s and they mark everything -- war, peace, diversity, music and spirit of the moment. This mural features a character from Irish folklore. Text and Photo by Kalpana Sunder

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This mural brings together figures from world history. Text and Photo by Kalpana Sunder View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 18, 2014 04:27 PM IST

This mural brings together figures from world history. Text and Photo by Kalpana Sunder

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Among Belfast's cocktail of architecture styles is the restored twin-domed Grand Opera House, designed by Frank Matcham. Pavarotti made his UK debut at the Grand Opera House. Text and Photo by Kalpana Sunder View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 18, 2014 04:27 PM IST

Among Belfast's cocktail of architecture styles is the restored twin-domed Grand Opera House, designed by Frank Matcham. Pavarotti made his UK debut at the Grand Opera House. Text and Photo by Kalpana Sunder

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This is the city where the Titanic was built and they have translated that tragedy into an opportunity. The swish new Titanic Museum should be on every tourist's to-do list. Text by Kalpana Sunder Photo Courtesy: Shutterstock View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 18, 2014 04:27 PM IST

This is the city where the Titanic was built and they have translated that tragedy into an opportunity. The swish new Titanic Museum should be on every tourist's to-do list. Text by Kalpana Sunder Photo Courtesy: Shutterstock

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Laganside, Belfast's waterfront, is your best to see public art. For example the big fish sculpture, whose scales are a mosaic of text and images from Belfast's history. Text and Photo by Kalpana Sunder View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 18, 2014 04:27 PM IST

Laganside, Belfast's waterfront, is your best to see public art. For example the big fish sculpture, whose scales are a mosaic of text and images from Belfast's history. Text and Photo by Kalpana Sunder

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Belfast has literature in its DNA. Novelist CS Lewis, famous for all Narnia books, was born here. This mural is dedicated to The Chronicles of Narnia author. Text and Photo by Kalpana Sunder View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 18, 2014 04:27 PM IST

Belfast has literature in its DNA. Novelist CS Lewis, famous for all Narnia books, was born here. This mural is dedicated to The Chronicles of Narnia author. Text and Photo by Kalpana Sunder

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The International Wall of Falls Road has many murals which refer to the troubles in other countries like Israel and Cuba, as Belfast residents felt that they could relate to them. Text and Photo by Kalpana Sunder View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 18, 2014 04:27 PM IST

The International Wall of Falls Road has many murals which refer to the troubles in other countries like Israel and Cuba, as Belfast residents felt that they could relate to them. Text and Photo by Kalpana Sunder

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