24 October 2014

My Favourite Places in Belfast: Garfield Street

Photos by Photography by Astrid
When I was asked about places I loved in Belfast, I knew I had to go to Garfield Street. Reportedly named after 20th President of the United States Andrew Garfield (history geek, I know), the street is home to Victorian Bar Aether & Echo. However, it's the amazing murals across the street from the bar that make me smile. I have no idea who did them or what they mean but the colours alone make it an amazing to visit. Murals are a big part of culture in Northern Ireland and to have something that is non-political, fun and cheerful on a wall is a change. 

The old Garfield Bar is now empty but I hope it years to come that this street is regenerated. I could see the bar being an amazing space for a small theatre or independent cinema. In the meantime, I'll always take a detour up this street just to see the murals. On another note, this post is really making me miss my longer hair!

This is the last in my series of "My Favourite Places in Belfast". A huge thank you to the beautiful Astrid from Photography by Astrid. We had such a fun afternoon taking pictures and she made me feel so at ease!