How well do you know Dublin?

Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby GregF » Sun May 17, 2009 3:31 pm

Why is it that the bovine sculpture has no horns?

Is the sculptor trying to say something?

Or is it because that horns might be a danger to the public, should a drunken Joe Soap or a kid become impaled on it?


There is a fine statue of a Bull on Wall Street, horns and all.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby ctesiphon » Tue May 19, 2009 9:19 am

magwea wrote:B
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Is B the side wall of Molloy's pub on Talbot Street?

And C the back of Lincoln Place in Trinity? (I guessed it on the last page, but I think you missed it.)

That leaves only A from your second post...
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby magwea » Tue May 19, 2009 7:19 pm

Sorry i did miss your post earlier ctesiphon. Your correct of course: Talbot Street pub and Lincoln Place.

One more. This one is just outside of the canal boundary but not by much.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Smithfield Resi » Wed May 27, 2009 10:51 pm

Hopefully not breaking the rules.. a cryptic of sorts.
For 1 point.... Where is this?
For 5 points...What has been removed?
For 10 ponts...Where is it now?

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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby GrahamH » Wed May 27, 2009 11:33 pm

Manfield Chambers, O'Connell Street Lower.

The Trivision sign has been removed (as well as the original elegant metal window/s).

The sign has probably morphed into a JCDecaux somewhere along the line, whilst the windows are in landfill, alas.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Smithfield Resi » Thu May 28, 2009 7:41 am

Manfield Chambers, O'Connell Street Lower.

The Trivision sign has been removed (as well as the original elegant metal window/s).

The sign has probably morphed into a JCDecaux somewhere along the line, whilst the windows are in landfill, alas.


Spot on Graham;

I thought the sign had 'migrated' to Batchelors Walk, but after a bit of thinking and digging, I realise that this had been up for a while: However the election produces the irony of the current Lord Mayor advertising her campaign on an illegal erected trivision sign. They didn't even attempt to apply for planning permission for this sign.

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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby igy » Sat May 30, 2009 8:52 pm

magwea wrote:Sorry i did miss your post earlier ctesiphon. Your correct of course: Talbot Street pub and Lincoln Place.

One more. This one is just outside of the canal boundary but not by much.
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Not by much indeed!
It's in the Glasnevin Cemetery extension, it's the back of a war memorial at the far East of the site, a few metres behind where the pic was taken is Glasnevin Junction (I think?) on the rail line.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby GrahamH » Sun May 31, 2009 9:09 pm

The new Coke Dublin ad campaign is clever. Keeps me suitably occupied at the bus stop every morning. The buildings themselves are very accurately depicted in spite of the riotous licence taken with their positioning.

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Copper has been used to roof Connolly and Christchurch, but we'll let em away with it...

Good detailing, right down to Sam's later incongruous railings around the Central Bank.

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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby magwea » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:11 pm

igy wrote:It's in the Glasnevin Cemetery extension, it's the back of a war memorial at the far East of the site


Spot on igy. I as worried no one would get it.

A view from the front for those unfamiliar:
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igy wrote:a few metres behind where the pic was taken is Glasnevin Junction (I think?) on the rail line.


If this is what you mean, yes. You need to be quick to be able to see it from the DART. Photo was taken from he Royal Canal. I was completely unfamiliar with the sculpture or that part of Glasnevin cemetery. The cemetery is very well hidden. I wonder who lives in that blue container.
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GrahamH that ad is neat alright.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Smithfield Resi » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:13 pm

I love that Coke ad - especially as I used to work as a graphic designer using the legendary DPaint, the 16 colour drawing program used.

I'd love to know who did this piece of work as I can well imagine a couple of the DPaint geniuses I used to work with having the skill to do this.

For more of this style
http://www.pixelmuseum.com/
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby StephenC » Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:34 pm

I have never seen that memorial. And here I was thinking I'd seen it all.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby rashers » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:25 pm

Smithfield Resi wrote:I love that Coke ad - especially as I used to work as a graphic designer using the legendary DPaint, the 16 colour drawing program used.


Amiga A500 memories. Thank you.:)
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby gunter » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:50 am

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Crest is still there

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. . . . but the arch may be gone

Bonus points for dates!
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby missarchi » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:45 am

there is another shape in the coke ad and its the biggest?
can anyone see it or part of it?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby lunasa » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:28 am

Leeson Street Bridge, 1900. Victoria's, not secrets, visit to Dublin for the Empire Exhibition in what is now Herbert Park.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby gunter » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:42 am

lunasa wrote:Leeson Street Bridge, 1900. Victoria's, not secrets, visit to Dublin for the Empire Exhibition in what is now Herbert Park.


The arch is Leeson St. Bridge, but my information is a visit of Edward VII, possibly 1907? not Vic.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby lauder » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:33 pm

Royal Arms is on Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital.


What is the story with the Arch? When was it removed and to where?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby gunter » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:07 pm

lauder wrote:Royal Arms is on Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital.


Spot on, lauder . . . the 'Eye & Ear' it is, on Adelaide Road. The date seems to be 1897.

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Lauder wrote:What is the story with the Arch? When was it removed and to where?


I think it was just a temporary structure, pure and simple, put up just for the royal visit!

Wasn't there a long renaissance tradition of doing this kind of thing?

I recall several paintings in the National Gallery of squares in renaissance Rome filled with elaborate baroque structures, erected for various weddings or festivals etc.

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This is a mid 18th century example, drawn by Canaletto, of a huge temporary baroque structure in the Piazzetta in Venice, apparently erected just for the Carnival!
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby magwea » Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:42 pm

The illustrator behind the coke ads is called Eboy. His blog has high resolution images of the poster as well as the Cork, Belfast, Galway versions. Worth checking out if you like the ad.

Of course there is always the Coke bebo page for people who want to play the game. Which is like this thread on skittles.

Enough shilling for coke for one day i think.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby missarchi » Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:13 am

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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby GrahamH » Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:56 pm

Ah a voiceover artist who can speak correctly - how refreshing.

Anyone care to guess where this curious little chappie resides?

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He's in the city centre, and most unusually, the only animal carving on the entire dressed stone building.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Global Citizen » Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:47 pm

The building on O'Connell bridge where D'Olier St meets Westmoreland St. The name of it escapes me.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Global Citizen » Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:02 pm

Here's a few more.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:06 pm

Some obvious ones there which i'll leave but no1 is the dublin yeast company on college street?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby StephenC » Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:29 pm

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