Walking around the city, enjoying these rare days of sun.
F.C Sankt Pauli are a German soccer team, recently promoted to the Bundesliga, with an international following. The clubs supporters are widely respected for their dedication and passion. This sticker is at the Ha’penny Bridge traffic lights, along with other left-leaning football stickers. The team have a Dublin Supporters Club too. Dublin ist braun-weiss!
Right opposite the very fancy and all quite new IFSC, on the southside of the Liffey and opposite Matt Talbot himself, this Jesus Lives banner hangs. Good to know. Two or three doors down from the Project Arts Centre.
The Mendicity Insitution is one of the most interesting sites of the 1916 Easter Rising. Captain Seán Heuston was deployed to occupy the Mendicity Institution for a few hours on Easter Monday, owing to its locaton on the Liffey. They held out until Wednesday. Little remains of the site today.
Just off Pearse Street. We all remember ‘GRIFT’, the first ‘vandalism’ (bah!) I can remember noticing around the city.
I don’t own a single U2 album, or know the words to any of their songs beyond a chorus or two. I’ve never ventured down to Windmill Lane before, and now I wonder why it has taken me so long. If you can look beyond the ‘WE LOVE YOU BONO FROM JOE BLOGGS AND FAMILY, MILAN’ stuff, there is plenty of quality graffiti around here to be spotted and snapped. An ever changing art canvas in the city centre. Amazingly, the area also boasts some Celtic Tiger victims, in the form of empty retail premises where the owners hit the road and left everything behind. A spooky empty apartment block stands in the area too. baNAMA republic.
If it’s anything like the last few days, you should be sitting in Stephen’s Green at the minute. Don’t feed the rats with wings.
Seashell chipper today. Tragic, as apparently it was once the home of deep fried Curly Wurlys.
The title of this post was taken from The Rags- A National Light. A wonderful Dublin ‘indie’ band (whatever that term means anymore) who I’m really liking at the minute. Perfect ‘walking around Dublin’ music. Berryfield Drive even gets a mention! The album, the first I can remember since Sir Killalot to feature The Spike on the front of it, drops tomorrow. Go buy it.
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