How well do you know Dublin?

Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby gunter » Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:30 pm

Peter Fitz wrote:George's Quay ?


Under 5 min. is still impressive Image

Picture from October 2000, it say here.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby GrahamH » Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:47 am

Do have a flick through this fascinating personal album. A Dublin of a different world.

http://picasaweb.google.com/ei9hk07/_B1965HoneymoonInDublin#5112179790591929106
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby DavidHarte » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:56 am

Does anyone know who the 'Leonard' was relating to Leonard's Corner?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby tommyt » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:26 am

presume one of the pubs there was called that back in the day.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby notjim » Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:09 pm

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Where is this mysterious underground doorway?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby gunter » Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:12 pm

I hope that's not a Fritzel photograph!
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby alonso » Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:52 pm

ooh that's nasty!!!! :)

is it in Trinity?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby notjim » Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:25 am

No, not Trinity, the College's mysterious steps already appeared on page 17 of this thread.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby alonso » Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:49 am

i was thinkin that actually but it was so long ago....
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby GrahamH » Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:08 am

Not a notion. What sort of door is at the end notjim? The part-rubble stone walls are very interesting...
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby notjim » Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:14 am

I actually felt guilty Graham when I looked back at your TCD door, you had pointed out that that photo wasn't from a park, this one is, or, at least, something that is similar to a park. I have no idea what is through the door, though I suspect it might be a secret command centre from which northside will be run when the bridges are blown.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby igy » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:40 am

Is it the Botanic Gardens?
I've definitely seen it before, but am struggling to remember where.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby notjim » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:01 am

Oh well done: Botanic Gardens round behind the Lily House, currently closed, undergoing or maybe pending, renovation, picture here:

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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby igy » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:03 pm

What is it though? The structure above the stairwell seemed to be a water pump of some kind, could it be a pumping house for the river water?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby gunter » Sun May 03, 2009 8:27 pm

OK, this is not going to be easy, and I can't give clues because I don't know the answer!

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Where could this be?

It was originally suggested to be the south side of Newmarket, with the side street visable on the right being Mill Lane, (the narrow street that runs down to no. 10 Mill Street), but it can't be, because the shadows tell us that the photograph was taken sometime around midday, so the buildings must face south, or maybe east or west, but certainly not north.

The house on the left is a paired-down 'Dutch Billy', so we're talking not much later than the 1750s at the latest, and it looks like it could be one of a pair with it's neighbour, out of view to the left.

The white house is a standard 19th century vernacular structure which suggests a slightly more edge of town location. They're found everwhere from Arbour Hill to the Liberties and places like Harold's Cross Road, but they were also found closer in, in places such as the back of Hill Street and Wood Lane off Hendrick Street.

I feel that the best clue is going to be that wide set-back beyond the path, that rules out a lot of streets.

Obviously there'll be bonus points for anyone who can name the kid with the kite.

P.S. being a lantern slide, there's also a possibility that the picture is backwards!
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby alonso » Sun May 03, 2009 9:32 pm

well jaysus if you don't know how the frack are we supposed to get it? ;)

and the kid is Eamonn Dunphy fresh from kickin a ball o rags around the Gloucester diamond. The chap leaning on the corner is Bill Cullen while that's Ronnie Drew walking past Eamo.

Rare oul' times indeed.....
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby tommyt » Sun May 03, 2009 10:04 pm

Ahhhh me oul seogossiahs, the dear an'darlin' chiseller wit his britches up in his oxters and the beeeeeeeeeeeeeuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutifull whoite wash. Is it Church st. and general environs ?? the big gable end on the right makes me thinkof Bow st. for some reason. In any event is it a street that has seen signficant rearrangement in the early photograohic era?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby el swanko » Mon May 04, 2009 3:14 am

The slide is backwards and its Marrowbone Lane.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby ctesiphon » Mon May 04, 2009 10:29 am

In the words of the great Matador record label, 'All rights reserved, all wrongs reversed.'

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No idea on the location- el swanko seems pretty certain, though.

Time to get your Roques out for the lads, gunter? ;)
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby gunter » Mon May 04, 2009 11:49 am

el swanko wrote:The slide is backwards and its Marrowbone Lane.


I like the idea of Marrowbone Lane, but I can't get a group to match exactly on the map. Also I'm not convinced that the slide is backwards . . . . if you factor in kite flying and prevailing winds and all of that!

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ctesiphon wrote:Time to get your Roques out for the lads, gunter? ;)


We might use this great recent 1847 O.S. reprint this time . . . *without the knowledge or consent of the Royal Irish Academy*

tommyt wrote:
Is it Church st. and general environs ?? the big gable end on the right makes me thinkof Bow st.


Checking them out, but generally pretty narrow streets around there, not much scope for wide paths of set-backs!
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby goneill » Mon May 04, 2009 7:24 pm

The buildings look like they were built/set back after the footpath was formed, and the block immediately north of the Scavenging Depot also looks like it was set back to accomodate widening. Doesnt explain why the buldings to the left have blank east walls, but perhaps these were accesed from the courtyard on their western side.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby ctesiphon » Tue May 05, 2009 4:17 pm

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gunter wrote:*without the knowledge or consent of the Royal Irish Academy*

*cough*

A closer view of the junction of Robert[ss] Street and Marrowbone Lane (the same spot mentioned by goneill) from Rocque- tellingly, there seems to be a kerb line forward of the building line that doesn't show up in the 1847 map.

Are we getting warm?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby StephenC » Tue May 05, 2009 5:12 pm

Nerd alert! :-)
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby newgrange » Tue May 05, 2009 5:22 pm

1876 Ordnance Survey.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby ctesiphon » Tue May 05, 2009 6:29 pm

Curiouser and curiouser...

On seing that 1876 image, my heart sank a bit initially, as the footprint of the end house seems to break the building line as in the Rocque, but the white house in the image above is flush- and presumably it pre-dates 1876. But looking more closely, it seems that the hatched area - indicating the building footprint - is flush with the building line, whilst the 'breakfront' seems to be a shadow of the previous building.

Drifting towards consensus can be dangerous, but I'm starting to believe we might be onto something.

StephenC wrote:Nerd alert! :-)


You're just jealous, admit it! :)
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