The graffiti in Belfast made the "troubles" from recent times seem real and present. Some, at least to me, represented hope and peace while others gave a palpable feel that conflict is still just beneath the surface. That said, the people in Belfast were wonderful to us and we really loved our stay there.
Other pieces of street art were just playful and silly like any other place.
always enjoyed graffiti. The ever changing feel it gives to
an area can add a beautiful quality to otherwise drab buildings and
bridges. It can also give you a quick feel for what kinds of feelings and emotions are going on with youth in a city.