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photoblog image A view from Derry's old city walls

A view from Derry's old city walls

 

on a quarter of the city "West Bank" which is especially inhabited by the Unionists and Loyalists. They fly the Union Flag and Ulster Banner to show their support for the union with UK and/or their allegiance to Northern Ireland. You see here also the sidewalks and poles marked with the Union colours blue-white-red. On the black board you read: "LONDONDERRY West Bank Loyalists Still Under Siege NO SURRENDER” - Londonderry is the city name for the Unionists: the Irish nationalists and republicans who fly the Irish tricolour to show their support for a United Ireland would  prefer the name "Derry" (The name Derry is an anglicisation of the Old Irish name Daire (modern Irish: Doire) meaning "oak grove").  In the background a new poster or mural with a peace message will be just posted by the City Council as our guide said. "No Surrender!" is a British Unionist slogan originating from the formerly Protestant town of Bandon in County Cork used now in Northern Ireland ...

In general there are lots of flags and buntings in the towns and villages of North- Ireland, especially raised by the Unionists with their political message.

A view from Derry's old city walls

 

on a quarter of the city "West Bank" which is especially inhabited by the Unionists and Loyalists. They fly the Union Flag and Ulster Banner to show their support for the union with UK and/or their allegiance to Northern Ireland. You see here also the sidewalks and poles marked with the Union colours blue-white-red. On the black board you read: "LONDONDERRY West Bank Loyalists Still Under Siege NO SURRENDER” - Londonderry is the city name for the Unionists: the Irish nationalists and republicans who fly the Irish tricolour to show their support for a United Ireland would  prefer the name "Derry" (The name Derry is an anglicisation of the Old Irish name Daire (modern Irish: Doire) meaning "oak grove").  In the background a new poster or mural with a peace message will be just posted by the City Council as our guide said. "No Surrender!" is a British Unionist slogan originating from the formerly Protestant town of Bandon in County Cork used now in Northern Ireland ...

In general there are lots of flags and buntings in the towns and villages of North- Ireland, especially raised by the Unionists with their political message.

comments (11)

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 21 Aug 2018, 03:03
you had a fantastic vantage point
Philine: a very instructive walk along the old city walls of Derry. Many thanks, Sherri!
It must have been an enlightening visit!
Philine: Indeed!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 21 Aug 2018, 06:48
A nice view Philine. I have no desire to visit this place
Philine: No nice view! You have to visit Derry to understand the conflict in this part of the island Ireland. Many thanks, Chris!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Aug 2018, 07:23
I wonder have long they debated the slags, Chiline?
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 21 Aug 2018, 07:31
Interesting commentary, Philine
Philine: It is a sad place in my opinion. Many thanks, Lisl!
Merci pour les explications sur ce quartier particulier , belle prise de vue
Philine: Merci bien, Claudine!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Aug 2018, 07:55
I think it shows the tensions are just below the surface and it probably would not take a great dal to trigger them again - Heaven forbid. I'm amazed that the city finances are so strong that they can afford to paint the kerbstones!
A sign that peace is only skin beep Philine
  • Salima I.E.M. Senders
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Aug 2018, 08:06
What a sad place to raise a child, what kind of future will they see?
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 21 Aug 2018, 08:45
I believe this is the Fountain estate in Derry.
They just can't let it go can they, we are all one in God's eyes so why can't they accept that and just get on with it, together!

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