It’s a few days belated, but here are some images of out trip to Derry! As they’re displayed on the WordPress site, they’re all kind of intermingled, so I’ll give a few explanations.
Top left: Derry from a hill.
Top middle: Akshatha looking happy on the train!
Top right: A famous mural in the Bogside. Visible in many images of Bloody Sunday, I think.
Middle Left: After-lunch conversation with a community worker in Derry. Beautiful weather…
Middle middle: GasWorks- a repursposed building now home to community offices and meeting places. Not unlike our own Smith Warehouse!
Middle right: The last mural in the Bogside tours- a dove for peace and an oak leaf, notice the color gradient getting lighter towards the roof. This is my favorite mural of the bunch.
Bottom left: The gang walking down a street in Derry. So hilly! It reminded me a lot of San Francisco
Bottom middle: Another famous mural in the Bogside showing a young boy wearing a gas mask from World War II. This piece aims to draw viewers’ awareness to the tragedy of young children becoming so deeply entrenched in violence and conflict.
Bottom right: Photo of lake as we passed by on the train. Thanks to Intercomm for letting me borrow the beautiful (but heavy!) camera
All in all, it was a great trip, very sunny and full of interesting meetings and events. There was a lot planned and at a couple of points I could have done with a nap, but my requests for naptime were heartily rejected. Oh well. :) At the end of the day, it was worth it to stay awake!