Derry - Bogside Murals

We spent Sunday morning taking a quiet walk through Derry's Bogside neighborhood to get a feel for some of the political history that has troubled the area.
Our first stop was the Bloody Sunday memorial, erected in honor of those that lost their lives at the hands of the British on one fateful day in 1972.
We passed another monument to the hunger strikers that lost their lives in 1981 in their struggle for a unified, free Ireland.
You are Now Entering FREE DERRY has been a frequent site of political speeches and protests.
We found that the murals nearby generally had a more peaceful and hopeful message compared to those in Belfast.
When we completed our tour of Bogside, we climbed the stairs back onto the town wall.
We walked across town.
We stopped in a local children's park to rest our legs.
We continued on to see Hands Across the Divide a sculpture symbolizing hope and reconciliation in a troubled city.
We walked out onto the bridge across the River Foyle and took a closer look at the town crest depicted there.  A thoughtful looking skeleton makes up the lower right quadrant.
We saw an old fashioned travel poster for Londonderry (Derry's name as officially recognized in the UK).
We finished off our walk along the town wall taking a final look down on Bogside from above.

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