Did'nt O'Connell Street, the GPO et al look really well yesterday with the military funeral of the 10 Irish patriots. It brought an air of solemnity and respect to this important central point of the city. The military parades of London and Paris or indeed any other major city came to mind......maybe we should have a military parade every year. It imbues a sense of
pride....in the city and nation, I think. ( we had Easter parades before but they were stopped due to obvious reasons)...but I mean our military might is not strong at all (a fizzbag rating)....but the pagentry and colour of such a parade would add extra colour to Dublin city ....another event on the calendar ....as well as the Paddy's Day parade...for the natives and tourists.
Also does'nt it look much better that the trees were removed from the front of the GPO. This building can now be clearly displayed.The proposed plaza concept for it's front is a marvellous idea.
The island on the middle of O'Connell Street was greatly overgrown with trees too...it is good to see that they are being thinned out and a more planned planting system is proposed. When the O'Connell Street upgrading is complete, Spire and all, it will truely look stylishly European.
[This message has been edited by GregF (edited 15 October 2001).]