Living in Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland, you get used to seeing old walls. It’s a walled city set up by the Vikings, fortified by the Normans and loved by the Irish. The city walls are part of our history, and sit among the modern city happily.
Following the recent banking problems around the world, Waterford has suffered more than most. Many businesses were lost to the banks, through no fault of their own, leaving buildings unoccupied and falling into disrepair.
So what do you do? Ignore it, blame someone or pick up a can of paint? Well, a group of amazing people have got together and set up Waterford Walls. They have invited incredible artists from around the world to come to Waterford and paint these unloved buildings. The results are shocking, when you look at these pictures please try and imagine the scale. The hotel by the river had over 100 rooms, on 6 storeys, with all the restaurant and conference facilities that go along with it.
I would like to thank the people behind Waterford Walls, and you for looking at my pictures. This is the biggest post I’ve ever put up, but I have reduced the number of pictures because the artist’s have painted so many walls, it could go on for ever.