How well do you know Dublin?

Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Global Citizen » Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:43 pm

StephenC wrote:Casino Marino lion


Nope, they're all between the canals.

Paul is right about the first one.

I thought it would be the toughest. I'm impressed !
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:05 pm

Global as a kid i was entralled by the Robert Ballagh book of photos of Dublin - this was in it
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Frank Taylor » Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:03 am

4th picture is Dunnes HQ in Upper Stephen Street
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby photopol » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:28 am

Nelson's Pillar

Not sure if this is the appropriate thread, but I don't know how to open a new one.

Just wondered if people might be interested in Nelson's progress (downfall) in 1966.

http://www.photopol.com/nelson_show/index.html
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby goneill » Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:19 am

Lion at No 86 St Stephen's Green (in lead)?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Global Citizen » Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:29 pm

Frank Taylor wrote:4th picture is Dunnes HQ in Upper Stephen Street


Yep, or the old Dunlop factory...........
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby photopol » Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:10 pm

Hope I'm doing this right. If not please tell me.

Four shots, within the canals, in Dublin below for guessing. I have labeled them V-Z to avoid confusion with any other current images.

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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby gunter » Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:41 pm

Hold on a minute there photopol, we don't know what these are yet

Image Image Image

I know the Victorian brick gable, but I can't think of the name of the building, . . . . or where it is

doesn't count as a answer I don't suppose :confused:
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby GrahamH » Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:04 pm

The latter piece of tat is from the larger piece of tat on Harcourt Street - the new infill building. Shocking stuff.

The lead lion is from Newman House alright, from which Richard Whaley's son famously jumped for a bet onto the roof of a carriage out on the road. Luckily for him, if not for his contemporaries, he lived to tell the tale.

The brick gable is extremely annoying.

The limestone pediment is clearly a flourish atop a Victorian commercial building of some kind, with a large limestone chimney stack to the rear - Lower Grafton Street or somesuch.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby GrahamH » Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:09 pm

Oh, and sorry Global, the little urchin chappie isn't on the O'Callaghan's Chance/ICS building at O'Connell Bridge. Good guess though :)
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby photopol » Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:20 pm

Sorry Gunter. Ignore me until they're sorted out.

Apologies.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby gunter » Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:06 pm

. . . . we just have to follow proper proceedures photopoll, or the whole system breaks down ;)

having said that, is the last one [Z] the Gilbert Library on pearse St. ?


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Is this one Walton's music store on South Great Georges St.?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby photopol » Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:31 pm

Gunter

[Z] is the Gilbert, well done.

I'm a great one for procedures myself. Alternative is anarchy.

How do I know when a new set can be started? I guess I was a bit overenthusiastic, trying to figure out the mechanics of the site and flying through past posts checking what had already been covered.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:41 pm

the gable is bugging the hell out of me
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby jdivision » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:48 pm

Carvills on Camden Street?? It's a guess but like the others I'm being bugged by it cos I know it.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:56 pm

that crossed my mind too
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby foremanjoe » Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:02 pm

I don't know where it is at all, but that limestone pediment looks like it's on top of a gatepost or a pillar rather than a building.
Otherwise those are some mighty slabs of stone.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:44 pm

i figured it was dormer type windows
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby GrahamH » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:48 pm

A little too grand for Carvill's -- but not the former Mercer Hospital :)
Those cut stone power-stacks always give the game away.

Spot on gunter with Walton's! One of those obscure ones that blurs into myriad others of its type.

photopol you may initiate proceedings! The freaky head is up at the former City Basin anyway...
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby photopol » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:24 am

GrahamH

Full marks for the freaky head [V]. That's two down. I'll have to sharpen up my act next time round...
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby photopol » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:26 am

GrahamH

Technically the former Harbour, but I know what you mean.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby photopol » Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:01 pm

I know you had these two ladies from George's Church in Hardwicke Place on earlier. Does anyone know who they are or where I can find out? Thanks.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Global Citizen » Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:53 pm

GrahamH wrote:The latter piece of tat is from the larger piece of tat on Harcourt Street - the new infill building. Shocking stuff.


Well done Graham.

I only saw it for the first time last Saturday when I took these photos and its presence in such a beautiful street fills me with a mixture of anger and disappointment. Its a piece of vandalism that wouldn't be allowed in the suburbs of Calcutta. Yet our planners deem it appropriate in an overtly visible location in the georgian core of Dublin. How the hell.........? I'm straying a bit off topic here. But looking at the photo below, most people will understand why.
Anyway - A rant for another thread perhaps.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Global Citizen » Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:58 pm

goneill wrote:Lion at No 86 St Stephen's Green (in lead)?


Yep. Tis Newman House.
And lots of lead !
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Global Citizen » Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:06 pm

[quote="gunter"]

Good God Gunter :)
Sorry...........
I love a little alliteration:o

Waltons - a candidate to the shopfront thread perhaps ?
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