How well do you know Dublin?

Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby PVC King » Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:09 pm

1. New Ireland Dawson Street

2. (A Guess) Embassy House in Ballsbridge

3. Powerscourt South William Street
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:14 pm

nope...
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby SeamusOG » Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:12 pm

1 looks like it could have been that bit on the wall of the old Pelican House on Mespil Road. But that's gone now, so has it been reassembled somewhere else?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Peter Fitz » Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:07 am

think i agree with Seamus on number 1 - Pelican House ?
2; Microsoft in Sandyford ?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby GrahamH » Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:13 am

Yes, it looks like a business park building, but Microsoft is a bit far out of the city...

How very silly to get 3 mixed up with the Green building (though they are very close by) - it is of course the Mercer Hospital :)
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby BTH » Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:47 am

#2 looks very like the office block beside Herbert Park Hotel - but I'm not sure whether it has an internal corner like that or not...
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:12 am

#2
<img src="/gifs/quiz2.jpg" width="315" height="315" alt="" border="0">

#8
<img src="/gifs/quiz8.jpg" width="200" height="200" alt="" border="0">

#9
<img src="/gifs/quiz9.jpg" width="200" height="200" alt="" border="0">

#10
<img src="/gifs/quiz10.jpg" width="200" height="200" alt="" border="0">

#11
<img src="/gifs/quiz11.jpg" width="200" height="200" alt="" border="0">
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Morlan » Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:01 am

#11, is that in Smithfield?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby SeamusOG » Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:35 pm

I think #9 is on Green Street East, between Sir John Rogerson's Quay and Hanover Quay.

I was wondering about the mosaic on the Pelican House. I remember as a very small boy being at a pantomime in that building - given by staff of the Irish Life whose building it was at the time. There was a hall with what looked liked a purpose-built stage. I wonder was the mosaic there as a "backing" for the stage, i.e., to provide a window-free section in the building.

(between that and the lego, this is a real trip down memory lane):)
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Bren88 » Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:24 pm

Seamus O'G wrote:I think #9 is on Green Street East, between Sir John Rogerson's Quay and Hanover Quay.



Nope, no. 9 is Spirt night club. Thats all thats left now of the old building. Not sure of the street name, that facade is off liffey street/abbey street.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby SeamusOG » Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:40 pm

Great Strand Street or more probably the street called Lotts (continuation of GSS)- one of those, eh? It rings a bell, alright.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby dodger » Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:41 pm

number 11 could be the church off hill street - is it St Georges?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby dodger » Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:55 pm

...and unless i am mistaken Commerzbank house, guild street, ifsc is the modern office block at the top...
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:24 pm

dodger wrote:...and unless i am mistaken Commerzbank house, guild street, ifsc is the modern office block at the top...



oh you're good....
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:26 pm

#8
<img src="/gifs/quiz8.jpg" width="200" height="200" alt="" border="0">

#10
<img src="/gifs/quiz10.jpg" width="200" height="200" alt="" border="0">
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby GrahamH » Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:24 am

Haven't a clue about 10 - Capel St area maybe?

9 is a killer - recognise it so well I feel I pass it every day, but cannot place it :(
Looks like a combo of Harcourt St Station, the Kildare St Club and the Social Welfare Office on Gardiner Street!
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby ctesiphon » Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:29 am

10 might be another trick question, if the plaque's been moved, but is it (was it) Castle Street? One of the redbricks- can't remember if it's north or south side of the street though.

*tosses coin*

South side?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:53 am

Correct ctesiphon - almost opposite the Civic Trust and Barnwells...
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Wed Feb 22, 2006 6:47 pm

so any takers for no 8 or do you want the answer
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby SeamusOG » Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:50 pm

Well I was looking in your excellent architectural archive as I thought it might have been in the zoo, and I came across the Garda Officers' Club. I must go get my lotto ticket.:)
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby SeamusOG » Mon Feb 27, 2006 6:47 pm

I aim soon to buy a digital camera and figure out how it all works. I was wondering though, is it difficult to put pictures up on this forum, e.g., on this thread?

In the meantime, three non-visual questions with tenuous architectural connections::)

Which 3 Dublin streets have an Upper, Middle and Lower Section?

Which is the only pub in Dublin to run the entire length of a street?

Which is the only pub in Dublin which has an entrance on 3 different streets/roads?
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