Pondering the Walls of Derry
My two-year old daughter was fascinated by the graffiti on the outer walls of Derry, Ireland
. The walled city and surrounding areas have an eerie calm to them. My husband and another friend traveling with us found a local man to take them on an unofficial tour of the area. Four hours in the guide's private car offered a dark account of Northern Ireland's history. The day after we left, a bomb exploded outside of the hotel we stayed at; a reminder of ongoing political troubles.