My last few days in Ireland =(
Ballynahinch Travel Blog› entry 8 of 8 › view all entries
July 8th, 2007 – by: LiveItUp
Saturday morning we were awakened by the police because someone had planted a bomb near the house down the street (like 4 or 5 houses away). We were told that we weren't allowed to leave the house and that we should stay at the back of the house away from the windows for now, but there was a possibility that we would be evacuated. Within a half a hour the bomb squad showed up and some people in spaceman looking suits. Since I always obey policemen, this time was no different, and all 4 of us were standing near the huge front window watching the excitement.
Then the next day I was given the grand tour of Belfast! The murals were quite interesting (I especially liked the ones making fun of Bush :). The murals on the Catholic side of town are all about freedom, but on the Protestant side it's more of guys dressed in all black with black masks and huge machine guns. One mural said "Prepared for freedom, ready for war". I got a few pictures in, but they left the car running for me in case I had to make a run for it.
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