How well do you know Dublin?

How well do you know Dublin?

Postby GrahamH » Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:22 am

Here’s a fun game.

Well okay - a silly anorak distraction, but no matter.

It’s inspired by the final few pages of Peter Pearson’s ‘Decorative Dublin’ where one can send many an hour racking their brains trying to name the various building features depicted without looking at the captions – if eh, so inclined…

Here’s how it works. Any amount of pictures (though preferably groups of five) are posted by a member in a single post and named individually by sequential lettering. The pictures feature a part, an element or an abstract depiction of a Dublin building which must be sited within the canals. All members have to do is work out what building it is! Oh the wholesome fun of it all.

The thread is subtitled Dublin but obviously other towns and cities could be done too assuming the critical mass of viewers is there. A small fee of €14,700 is charged to operate the franchise - just pm me for bank details :D

This may very well fall flat on its face but anyway - all you have to do is list the letters in your post and then name what you think are the featured buildings beside them. If you know all the buildings, well say that but name two or three and let others have a chance. If these prove too easy, well they’ll just have to get harder won’t they?

The person with the most points wins a packet of smiley face erasers from Hector Greys and a €100 shopping voucher courtesy of ‘Not to Worry’ of Talbot Street, so get answering!

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(they have a sale on now by the way if interested)


These are just testing the waters:

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B
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C
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D
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E
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Name them any way you like: 'that building next to' or 'xxx shop building' or whatever :)
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:48 am

hmmmm.....

A Todd Burns aka Pennys
E is Portobello College I reckon
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby shadow » Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:45 am

A Jervis Street
B -NCH
C-Wilton Place
D - Corner D'Olier St
E - Portobella
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby PVC King » Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:39 pm

A> Dental Hospital Lincoln Place
B> Morrison Chambers Dawson/Nassau St
C Ulster Bank 30-32 College Green
D Archers Garage
E Hotel / Potobello College
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby SeamusOG » Thu Feb 02, 2006 3:01 pm

B - Government Buildings, Merrion Street?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:51 pm

okay i know have them all except b.... because i'm sure its not the nch, gov buildings, or morrison chambers, but its definitely 20th classicism...
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby lostexpectation » Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:17 pm

B The hotel opposite the EBS building on Westmoreland street. I 've taken that photo myself its magical:)
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:23 pm

ahah.... the old Pearl Assurance building....
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby GrahamH » Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:49 pm

...and the the penny drops :)

Good guesses there - can't believe what I thought were the most difficult went the most quickly: Portobello and Todds, while the most obvious took the longest! How many 20th century classicals are there in the city?! The Ulster Bank image is actually of its Suffolk Street facade, but they're all the same anyway.

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D is still outstanding so will be carried forward to the next round :)
It's a surprisingly unknown building for what is a very prominent site, to give a clue....
Also c1910


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F
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G
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H
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The latter may seem very obscure, but it is very much so part of the architecture of its building.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby SeamusOG » Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:27 am

I'd guess that I is the chimney on the annex (for want of a better word) to no.1 Grafton Street (Provost's House), i.e. the bit to the right of the house as you look at it from the street
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:37 am

is H on Thomas Street
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby jackwade » Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:21 am

H is a buiding on Liffey street, right?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Devin » Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:05 am

This is good crack!
Yeah H is beside the Epicurean Food Hall on Lr. Liffey Street.
D is at the corner of Stepen's Green and Dawson Street.
G is one of two bollards at the BoI House of Lords portico, College Gn.

Can't get that F cupola thing! Is it out towards the D4 area somewhere?
The chimneys ... God Graham, there must be a fair few of them around. Didn't some Georgian houses receive decorative pots like that later on? - but you are hinting that they reflect the style of the building ...
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Devin » Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:18 am

Ok I see now from rereading the first post that F must be within the canals ... still flummoxed!
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby GrahamH » Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:59 am

heheheh - yes it looks like a frilly south Dublin Vicorian piece doesn't it? But is it? Now that's the question...

Very well observed, and so quickly Seamus O'G - the chimney is indeed that of one of the Provost's House's wings. You even guessed the right-hand one correctly!
And yes Jack, Liffey Street it is - though I see the similarity to a building on Thomas St alright:

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And trust Devin to recognise a feckin lump of granite. And the former Aer Lingus building corner feature it is indeed - very good.

So the mystery F is carried forward....

Go easy on this batch now, they don't grow on trees you know - this is the first and last time two lots are being posted on the same day!

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K
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:48 am

ahhh I was thinking D was top of Dawson Street alright...
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Devin » Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:55 am

That BoI bollard is actually a concrete replica Graham! - but the other of the two (on the Westmoreland St. side) is stone.

I won't comment on these new pictures so as someone else can have a go.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:16 am

Got a few of them - f is bothering me, thats a port crane in the background...
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Morlan » Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:15 am

Ah yes, M = Custom House. I was taking photos of that door a few days ago.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby PVC King » Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:27 pm

Paul Clerkin wrote:Got a few of them - f is bothering me, thats a port crane in the background...


Is it the cupolla that was taken down from the wool store in part of the Spencer Dock scheme?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby SeamusOG » Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:20 pm

K looks very much like Stokes Place, that useful shortcut between St. Stephen's Green and Harcourt Street.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Rusty Cogs » Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:02 pm

Thomond Park wrote:Is it the cupolla that was taken down from the wool store in part of the Spencer Dock scheme?


Nope, that one was not nearly as nice or well maintained.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby PVC King » Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:14 pm

I can't figure out which building it is in the docklands; the only explanation that springs to mind is that the photo has been taken from a tall building closer to the centre

K is Harcourt Square which is given away by the 'Iveagh Court' on Harcourt Road it does resemble both the Mater hospital and Stokes place, three horror stories

Coming back to A I am confused by what appears to be an overhanging tree and there are no trees at this location.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby SeamusOG » Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:34 pm

Thomond Park wrote:Coming back to A I am confused by what appears to be an overhanging tree and there are no trees at this location.

I was wondering about that too, the first time I saw the picture. I originally thought that it might be a building at the back of Kevin Street, Long Lane I think, where there are trees. Obviously it's not, though looking at the drainpipes it's hard to reconcile the small picture (A) with the complete one.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby CTR » Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:41 pm

Paul Clerkin wrote:Got a few of them - f is bothering me, thats a port crane in the background...


Gotta be Pearse Street Garda Station :)
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