Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Detail of the window of The Dolls Hospital on Georges street. This is where all our broken and sick dolls and teddy's have gone over the years for a bit of tlc. Like the time my younger sister decided to give my doll a 'haircut' when we were younger....Lulu had to be fitted with a wig the haircut was so short!!
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Another gem from our poet. This one was on a lamp post at the corner of Cuffe st and Wexford st.
This one reads;
in two those planes flew high
a summer heat, an august heat
a hotel pile on the third street
a march to burn a rotten man
a lazy quiet wasted plan
three more planes flew by
two more years to die
auriol's long slow goodbye
Friday, August 27, 2010
A skilled barman in Copper Face Jacks had a different way of letting his pints sit before topping them up to serve. People have mixed feelings about Coppers (myself included), it has a bit of a reputation!! One review I read said;
“It’s like a zoo where you can touch the animals” Always a night of good craic though.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Detail of the window of Foley's chemist on Thomas street. I don't know if it's the same family as the Foley's on Parnell street, but they both make their own medicines and creams. I swear by their linseed cough tonic, tastes AWFUL but man does it work!
Monday, August 16, 2010
This gentleman sites outside Keogh's Cafe on Trinity street, years and years ago my uncle owned this place. Thankfully the new owner kept the awesomely tasty food, their raspberry scones are delicious.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Sooo, after a bit of a bad day today courtesy of one very ignorant individual..........We decided we deserved a treat, and I won't be home for take-out Friday anyway! We headed off to our favourite Chipper, Apriles. Now, my favourite Fish&Chip shop in Dublin is actually Beshoff's (Apriles is a good substitute), and their best one is in Howth. Fish fresh off the boat, and they make the BEST fish-cakes.
Monday, August 9, 2010
I think these are part of a series, because I blogged another one of these in June. That one was 1974. This one is 2004, taken on a lamppost on Richmond Street. I wonder if there's one for every decade? In case you can't read the image, this one reads:
that rotten year, poor old four.
a trigger debate, a quiet mistake.
a ganged array, a call made late.
a consumed, arranged carriage of fate.
a marriage miscarried, called off late.
twelve more months of dirt.
two more girls got burnt.dead helen, dead horses, a century late.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
The Queen on a doorway on Camden street, haven't seen one of these before. Will keep an eye out though. Generally I would post stuff like this on my StreetArt/Graffiti Blog, Curious Mermaid. But I liked this one so much I put it here!
Friday, August 6, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Sooooo.....us being MAD, we decided to go for a swim on Sunday morning. The water wasn't exactly what you would call warm, it being the Atlantic! But it did wake us hungover bunnies up.
Out on the town in Galway on Saturday night, this poster was hung on the wall outside the ladies in Kelly's bar. This was the last weekend of the Galway Races, town was packed. They had closed off the central streets, there were so many people out. Mad craic!
De Mad Hoor in Althlone, on the road down to Galway on Friday we stopped in Athlone for a bite to eat and walked past this lovely establishment! And no, we didn't eat there.