I was exploring Londonderry in Northern Ireland and found a sign in the majority-Protestant Fountain neighborhood of Londonderry (also called Derry), Northern Ireland, which reads, "West Bank Loyalists Still Under Siege. No Surrender."
"I find the urban photograph culturally interesting."
Back at my studio, I researched that the sign references the exodus of Loyalists from the Cityside. The city of Londonderry was historically predominately protestant but, over time, mainly became Catholic. The residents of the Fountain inner suburb of the city fell under siege during the 'Troubles' due to being the primarily last Protestant area that remains.
The "No Surrender" part was shouted from the city walls by the city's residents when James II approached the city just before the siege and requested that the city surrender.
Loyalist wall mural, protestant district, Fountain Estate, Derry, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom: West Bank - Loyalists-Still Under Siege - No Surrender.
© Dan Kosmayer, 2015