Monday, November 13, 2017

monday mural - the red hand

photo taken in Belfast, 2015


linking to monday mural

27 comments:

  1. Now that is a fascinating mural...and a fun look back in history although I'm thinking there's some mythology in this story. :)

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  2. I hope losing his hand was worth it.

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  3. I see you've been visiting the Newtownards Road area for this Ulster myth and mural!
    Great shot of the terraced housing and the Shipyard H&W behind!

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  4. A horrified way to conquer a land....:(

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  5. Looks like the same story of Antwerp in Belgium. Saying in a kind of dutch "hand werpen" or throwing a hand cut from the giant Druon Antigoon who asked toll for using the harbor in roman times. The legionair Silvius Brabo did it after a fight and threw it in the river Schelde. His name is also used to give his name to the province Brabant.

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  6. It's always nice to win but that's a wee bit extreme hey Bill šŸ˜€

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  7. Holy cow....that's a bit of history I had never heard before!

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  8. That's rather different as history goes!

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  9. Wow, I didn't know that, thanks for sharing it!

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  10. Interesting! I guess swimming wasn't an option...

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  11. History on the wall! Lovely frame!

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  12. Now that's a gory bit of history.

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  13. Yikes, that's quite a tale. Did they mean to write "cutting ofter?f" instead of "of?' Or maybe this is a regional usage? Either way, the Red Hand of Ulster would give most folks reason to pause and think. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  14. That should be "cutting off." I blame auto correct. haha.

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  15. Very interesting.

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  16. Politics were intense, even back then! Great post.

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  17. Talk about focused on the task at hand!
    Very interesting.

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