Was out for a cycle today. Not in Liege, but in Holylands and Sandy Row.
Managed to get some pictures of new murals.
The first new mural is of Rory McIlroy, in the Holylands.
Meanwhile, en route from Holylands to Sandy Row, I encountered some more Knitted Art (blogged about last week) outside The Empire.
In Sandy row, I got some pictures of a new mural, on Stroud Street.
It’s a street long mural focusing on various aspects of life in Sandy Row through the years.
There is depictions of fruit sellers, and men who worked in the tram depot at Sandy Row, as well as local sporting successes such as various Boxing champions, Alex Higgins, and local footballers such as Grant and Ryan McCann, current Linfield players Daryl Fordyce and Albert Watson, as well as Linfield legends Tommy Dickson and Joe Bambrick.
The image of Higgins is of the iconic of him carrying his young child after winning the 1982 World Championship.
For some, it is not their first time being immortalised in mural form.
Alex Higgins is commemorated on a mural painted immediately after his death outside The Royal Bar, a street away. He frequented, and lived opposite the bar in his later years.
Further on down the Donegall Road, there is another mural of him. This photo was taken in 2007.
Grant McCann features on a mural opposite Days Hotel alongside Warren Feeney Jr (who, as far as I know, doesn’t come from Sandy Row)
Joe Bambrick and Tommy Dickson also feature on a mural of local footballing legends in The Village, while Bambrick’s former home at Roden Street gets a blue plaque, and Tommy Dickson has a mural in Taughmonagh.