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We leave Ballymoney for the big city of Belfast. We have rented an apartment here for the three days. This way we can cook for ourselves and tour on our own time. This apartment is by the university and is on a quiet street. The houses along this street are like old row houses. These houses are three stories tall and are a red brick. They are …
... sank into restful slumber in the silence
And carried on dreaming, in God' ('On Hyndford Street')
'Whatever happened to Tuesday and so slow?
Going down the old mine with a transistor radio,
Standing in the sunlight laughing, hiding behind a rainbow's wall,
Slipping and sliding, all along the water fall, with you...' ('Brown Eyed Girl')
3 The fields behind the cinema near Bread and Hyndford Streets
'So hard to find my way, ...
... Stephen, Jenny, and Samantha came by for a drink and a chat. Heather and Trevor weren't feeling great so they headed home after a few drinks leaving me to the mercy of my Belfast comrades. Fiona and Samantha left first, then Kirsten had to take the train home. Stephen then decided they should take me on a proper pub crawl. PROPER! Oh--not before I had my first Irish Bloody Mary--which was basically tomato juice and vodka--but I loved it so much because I had been craving it!! We hit ...
... dead with flowers and plaques, rather than murals on buildings. And the Irish flag was flown everywhere. In any case, it was a very powerful day. Very humbling. And it made us realize how lucky we are to live in the US of A. Of course there are worse places, much worse, than Northern Ireland. And most of it is lovely. Brian did say that more and more families these days are just like "who cares?" And not involved in any of it. But the "mafias" still have a large presence ...
... houses covered in protective wiring, and children out playing about the streets next to murals and memorials discussing hate and promoting violence. A few people have been brave enough to go out and cover up negative murals and graffiti with messages that provide a positive outlet for younger people who don't want to live in the past, and press on towards a Northern Ireland without violence.
We were also on the east side of town and, ...