Sunday, June 28, 2009

Derry, Northern Ireland

Having traveled all over Great Britain I had yet to walk around Northern Ireland so this past weekend I remedied that and had a great trip to Derry.

(I was definitely in Derry)

Derry has been imprinted by disputes of the past and has focused on the future by expressing themselves through art. Murals are abundant in two distinct areas of the city.

Derry is also the historic site of Bloody Sunday. This is the memorial that honors the lives lost when English troops opened fire on civilians.

The city itself is also very old and historic and the center is surrounded by a long walkable wall that served as the main defense of the city.