Photography Dublin

December 1, 2007

O’Connell Street

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Taken this week – you can see some Christmas lights in the background

O'Connell St. at night


October 17, 2007

On the Phone

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O’Donoghues Pub in Merrion Row. Note the little green sign above your man on the mobile 🙂

O'Donoghue's Pub in Merrion Row Dublin.

Telephone Sign

September 27, 2007

The Irish Yeast Co

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One of the last old shopfronts around the centre of Dublin. Set up in the 1890s and still going.

Apart from selling yeast (surprise), it’s main business is selling wedding cake and icing equipment (as you can see from the window).

September 6, 2007

Finn’s Hotel

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So, this is the first post of another strand which I expect to run through this blog – Street Furniture. I am using this term very broadly – so expect to see signs and shopfronts included in this category.

Finn's Hotel sign in Nassau Street

I was surprised to see this sign still here – albeit, a little faded. The sign is on Nassau Street, at the end of the block containing the Dental Hospital. It overlooks the railings and playing fields of Trinity College.

Of course the hotel itself no longer functions. Finn’s hotel is where Nora Barnacle worked, and James Joyce first met her near here in 1904. Their first date was on June 16th that year. Joyce based the character of Molly Bloom in Ulysses on her, and June 16th is now celebrated every year as ‘Bloomsday’.

Some more information here.

Not too far away either is Sweny’s Chemists – where Leopold Bloom bought some lemon-scented soap for Molly – fact and fiction continue to intermingle.

Sweny Chemist from Ulysses

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