Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Dentists Nightmare

Came across this little gem on Crown Alley today, got me some sugared almonds, pear drops and my favourite...rhubarb&custard. I hope Mr.Treats Sweets is here to stay.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Behind door no.2.........

This ominous creature adorns the door of Odessa members club and restaurant. My favourite place in the city for breakfast. You'd be hard pressed to get a seat here for Sunday brunch.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Travelling Light

While sitting in Stephen's Green enjoying the sun we spotted this couple who seamed to have brought their whole life with them on holiday. It wasn't until their four children arrived back from doing a bit of shopping that it all made sense!

Mechanical Bowels (26June10)

This was the detail of the engine of  HGV stopped on City Quay. I like the way some of the shapes in this image are almost organic.

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Devil's in the Detail

I spotted this on a walkabout in Smithfield, I think it was on Green street. It was a basement window. the blurred lines are the metal caging over the window. I wonder what made such a clean hole in the glass?

Lay down your head (24June10)

A homeless woman asleep on the Ha'penny Bridge, one of Dublin's famous landmarks.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Save Our Education

This is a school on Pembroke road (I didn't make note of the name), they are campaigning to save one of their buildings that is apparently going to be knocked to build a car park!!Taken with my Diana+.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wrong Number!

Just outside the side entrance to Stephen's Green Shopping centre, on King Street South. Either somebody took a wrong turn, or a dissatisfied customer took their anger out on this poor phone-box!

Nice work if you can make it (Mon21June10)

This artist was at work as I walked home from a night out in the early hours of yesterday morning. I'd never seen graffiti in progress before, this was on Aungier st.

 And this was the finished piece as I was walking home from work yesterday. I wonder how long it will last?
 Below is another piece of work that the same artist did beside the Bernard Shaw pub on Richmond st. That piece only lasted a few days before it was covered. It's a lot of work for a short period of appreciation I think.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Need Love

This young man was busking on Grafton st today. The signs on his guitar case read: "Want Band Member, Need Love". He was singing Beatles songs in Japanese (not very well!!)

Who? (Sat 19June10)

Graffiti on the pavement on Georges Street, apparently they're all over the city. This is the only one that I've found so far though.

Friday, June 18, 2010

A sign of Love

A sign outside St Thomas Church (Anglican -- Episcopalian), near Stillorgan. I gave the boyf a fright when I lunged for my camera as we were driving past!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

A van-filled street!

Delivery time on Talbot street.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"Art should be something that liberates the soul"

The Bernard Shaw on Richmond st, are hosting the Kieth Haring Pop Show from June 6th to July 7th. And they have painted the outside of the pub accordingly.This is a pub come gallery, and the exhibitions inside change on a regular basis.......buy art while you have a pint! (The above quote is from Mr.Haring himself.)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Shadow of a City.

This is a clever addition to various advertisement stands around the city. It shows a silhouette of the city including the Customs House. This one was on Cuffe st.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Here comes the bride!

Some newlyweds driving around Ballsbridge in a horse and carriage. Taken with my Diana+.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Five Tug Boats floating in a row.

The Marina in Howth, Co.Dublin. These five were moored for the weekend. Howth is one of my favourite places to go for a drive in Dublin, and it has a wealth of photo opportunities.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


A young man slumped against a wall at the back of Rick's Burgers, off Dame st. As I walked past I wasn't sure whether he was asleep or in a stupor of some sort, and as I continued up Georges st I almost wanted to go back and check that he was OK. But I didn't.........people generally don't.

Miracle Cure......? (Friday 11June10)

This is a common sight for us Dubliners, and a novelty for non-dubliners! The sign is on the corner of Dame land and Gearges st. Personally I think we should grow old gracefully, and I don't like the thought of "plugs". No Comb-Overs either!! Never, EVER!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Plans are rare, givings thin.

This poem was stuck over a planning permission sign on a building on Cuffe st. I LOVE finding these curiosities around my city.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Riding in Style

Saw these too on the Junction of Malboro st and Cathal Brugha st today on my way back from lunch. I don't know what type of dog this is, any ideas? Lovely coat though.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A bed fit for a princess!

This "Bed" was outside Micheal Guineys on Earl Street North this morning. Guineys is a Dublin institution, around since the 1970s; they sell everything from underpants to doilies!! I don't know how I feel about them having a website though, that's not the Guineys I know&love!

The Corner Shop (Mon 07June10)


Stubbornly went to DunLaoghaire yesterday, even though due to the rain there was no chance of a film!! Stumbled across this shop on the way home. I think they sold everything but the kitchen sink!!(PS: Sorry for the late post)

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Graffiti on Kevin street,Dublin 8. For some reason, part of the message has been washed/fadded. It should read; Bif Baf Boom Godzilla is in the Room.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Nice weather for a film.......?

Went to see Star Trek in the People's Park in Dun Laoghaire today, as part of Outdoor Movies in the Park, we almost got to the end before it started raining!! Let's hope the weather holds up so that we can go and watch Up on Monday. (Aaaand, if you have seen, and like Up....check this out)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Don't step on My Art!

An Artist at work on Dame st, across from the front gates of Trinity College.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The boys watch the boys go by...

Windows of Dunnes Head Office on Gearges st.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A man's best friends!

Walking down O'Connell st today on my way to work, saw these three outside the GPO.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Kiss of Death

A doorway on Wexford st, near Hell pizza.