Friday, December 31, 2010

What's behind door no.1!?

Well, what will be in store for us in 2011, behind the magic door....? Have a good night & a Happy New Year.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sky Machines

A sun stretched crane in Sandycove.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Deer Snow..please don't come back too soon!

 Some snow covered deer in the grounds of the Natural History Museum.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Mini Me

A mini snowman outside the gates of the Dáil.

Holidaaay!

So I shall be off traveling from today. But I have stock piled lots of photos to keep ye going until I come back. Enjoy & Happy New year.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy working song!!

Today we tidy up, some snow sweeping on Camden street.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Santa came!


Nollag Shona gach duine.

Spideóig (24Dec10)

On Merrion Square. I was doing some photography at a Gymnastics club last week, and I was telling the younger children the story that Robbins were Santa's spies. I think some of them actually believed me! I definitely believed it when I was younger. (Spigeóig = Robbin in Irish)

It's SO fluffy! (23Dec10)

A lovely little bear in the bank while paying the rent. Here's a story you've probably heard before, but my Grandad used to tell it to us:

One day, while on their way to the fish market, a baby polar bear asks his mother "Mammy, are you sure I'm a polar bear?"
The mother looks up in thought, and replies "Well, I'm a polar bear, and your father's a polar bear. So I'd say yes, you're a polar bear."
Not satisfied with this answer, the baby polar bear looks to his father and asks "Daddy, am I really a polar bear?"
The father pauses briefly, and responds "Well, your mam's parents were both polar bears, and both my parents were both polar bears. So yes, you're definitely a polar bear."
The father then looks at his son and says "Why do you ask?"
The son replies "Because I'm feckin freeezing!"

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Shop 'til you drop!

Entrance to Georges Street Arcade, doing the last of the present shopping. It's nearly here!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Frozen fish!!

A very snowy Molly Malone today, I really hope it doesn't stay long. I've some travelling to be doing!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Fill my belly

Enjoying a very yummy lunch in Jack O'Rourke's in Blackrock.

Follow the signs (19Dec10)

Just outside Hartleys in Dun Laoghaire.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Der Kuss

Soo, spent the whole week working long hours at an event and today all I did was lounge!. The Kiss (the wrong way up!)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Quartet

Parking in Ringsend for to go and see Arcade Fire.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ice Kiss

Snowflaked shop window on Grafton street, think it was Next.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Penny for your thoughts?

A group of living statues on Henry street, across from Arnotts.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

You can't catch me...

A Gingerbread house in the window of 19 Camden street. I am determined to make one some year, almost bought a stick-it-together one in Ikea, but I thought that would be cheating!

Snow place like Home!! (13Dec10)

The Mansion House (residence of Dublin's Lord Mayor) on Dawson street, wrapped up with a pretty bow for Christmas. On the bottom right there you can see the shed that houses the live crib.

When it was all nice and fluffy! (12Dec2010)

It is all but gone now, so here is a photo of my road at it's most snowiest. God knows when we will get snow like that again (I hope I'm not speaking too soon, we're never prepared!!)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Warm the cockles & Put hair on your chest

A pub advertising the warmth within on Lower Mount street

On your bike! (10Dec2010)

Good thing they're not real!! An ad-bike on Montague st.

Cold cold heart (09Dec2010)

A man pulls a crate-trolley down South Anne street through the slushy snow.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's all about peaks & troughs

Snow covered memorial to honour members of the Irish Defence Forces who have died in service in Merion Square across from Dáil Eireann.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Vroom Vroom!

Five in a row outside MegaBikes on Wexford street. Hopefully the snow will not be staying for too much longer!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Flora & Freezing

Snow filled flower outside The Farm restaurant on Dawson street.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Warm Fruits

Some giant innocent smoothie bottles at the top of Grafton street promoting The Big Knit.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Bin-stripe

A close up of some cardboard boxes, flattened and wrapped ready for the binmen on South William street.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Let's hope things are on the up

Snowy road markings on Wexford st.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A cracking story...

A pack of salt&vinegar Tayto crisps on the path in Glasthule village. In a little bit of research, I discovered that the founder of Tayto crisps - Joe "Spud" Murphy developed the technology to season crisps. The first flavours were cheese&onion and salt&vinegar. Before that crisps were just lightly salted. Mr.Tayto has always been their mascot, and last year he even released an autobiography! (This was taken from my archives, that's why there's no snow!!)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mind me space for me, will ya?

Some chairs marking a parking space in the slushy slushy on Camden street today, it's all turned into a big lake. Not much fluffy snow left.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Snowy snowy night

My very snowy front steps yesterday evening, coming home from some delicious lasagne over at the in-laws.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dublin Iceness

Some snow covered Dublinbikes on Cornmarket Hight street in the wee hours of this morning, on my way back from a very good night in The Wright Venue enjoying the Smirnoff Nightlife exchange. We got Argentina, and then to top it all we beat them 29 - 9 in the rugby today!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Not worth the visit

A strange little vintage shop at the end of Parnell Square on the corner of Parnell street. Felt a bit like going into somebody else's living room, and the prices were a wee bit expensive. No return visit, no thank you.

Friday, November 26, 2010

The failed tight-rope walker

Well you know what they say about shoes on a wire...!? Upper Mercer street.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Steel Christmas

The Modern Ugly (In my opinion of course!) Christmas tree on O'Connell street in front of the GPO.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Reach for the clouds

Stained glass detail in one of the windows of Pleasant street CDVEC Youthreach.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Shoppers


Statue of two women sitting and talking to each other on Lower Liffey street. They've taken a rest from their shopping and their bags full of purchases are on the ground beside them. The bags clearly show that the women have been shopping in Arnott's, a large department store on Henry Street. By artist Jakki McKenna it was made in 1988 and has been nicknamed "The Hags with The Bags"!!
I remember a few years ago, somebody stole one of the bags, which would of been quite hard, seen as they are made of bronze! The bag had to be replaced, and now they are fixed to the ground.

Monday, November 22, 2010

one man and his boat

Kayaks ready and waiting outside Great Outdoors Watersports on Clarendon Market.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Caramel Clouds

The skyline coming back into Dublin city on the Malahide road, beautiful.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

The back of a builder's van on Wexford street. No rest for the wicked these days.

Friday, November 19, 2010

What is the cost of an opinion?

At the junction of Amiens st and Memorial Road stands The Universal Links on Human Rights by Amnesty International honoring prisoners of conscience.

Shiny Temple (18Nov10)

Windowsill detail of Blooms Hotel in Temple Bar.

Lock up your money, the IMF are coming... (17Nov10)

Locked up on Upper Mercer street. International Monetary FRAUD

If you like a challenge! (16Nov10)

Housand Buffet Restaurant on Lower Liffey street. Wish I new what the illustrations mean, any takers?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Nice view if you can make it!

A seagull enjoys the view from atop a lamp on the Ha'penny bridge.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Warm yourself from the inside out

Outdoors eating area of Busyfeet & Coco Cafe on South William Street. Homemade soup, Brownies&cream, and good coffee apparently (I don't touch the stuff!!)