Industrious bitsy spiders in the north

We took my brother-in-law to Belfast last weekend. It was our first time visiting Belfast city center, the W5 science museum and the murals in the highly segregated neighborhoods. My daughter is getting very opinionated. "I don't like that man," she said of the portayal of Oliver Cromwell on one of the murals, "I don't like that man at all." We hadn't commented on it or told the history of Cromwell. The way he was drawn was just unsettling to her. Later in the week we also found that she didn't like clowns (the man clown sounded a bit like "Krusty" but the young lady clown seemed to upset her more)

The murals, which date back at least 10 years, were almost entirely free of defacing graffiti. We found this surprising since our own back garden door and our elderly neighbor's wall have been defaced several times in the past year. Maybe we need to paint a mural. The grass in front of the Belfast murals appeared to be coated with frost, but when we looked closer we saw that it was completely covered in spider webs.

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