Re: Re: Dublin Street Lighting
Indeed – must take a closer look at the Merrion lamps. Most of them seem to be ‘novelty’ lamps from the period from parks and promenades etc, with very few used on the city streets, so it’s great to see the double-header in real life!
There definitely ought to be a little plaque of info regarding each lamp in the Park.
The fact that it probably wouldn’t be possible to do this because no one knows where most of them came from is indicative of the piece-meal tokenistic nature of their placing here – any old lamp from any old place popped in any old corner.
The proportions of those converted double-headers are just ridiculous (!), but were fantastic pieces of street history 🙁
(dare I say they’re frighteningly similar to 80s shopping centre lighting 🙂 – the Frascati Centre springs to mind 😮 )
The little bulbs/glass cases of the lamps are particularly interesting.
Miniature lamps ought to be reinstalled on these bridges, in character with their historic scale; there’s nothing worse than full size streetlights poking up from old bridges.
Had to laugh at the Michael Collins film at the way that all they could do was paint the crude unfinished modern posts a dark green on O’Donovan Rossa 🙂
Should have left them that colour…