Appreciating Street Art in Belfast

Ireland is probably most often thought of as a beautiful green rolling countryside, perhaps with the image of coastline and rain, or maybe a colorful pub filled with music and Guinness.

However, much to my surprise, the city of Belfast, in Northern Ireland, boasted some of the most creative and interesting “graffiti” I’ve run into in my travels. When examined closely it’s clear that this graffiti means so much more, they are works of art, perhaps some were commissioned, perhaps not. Either way, it was a wonderful surprise to come across such an array of public artwork.