Re: Re: Grafton Street, Dublin

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It’s odd how it looks like an English town high street, especially with those lamps suspended over the road 🙂
Extensive antique granite paving too…

The first picture of course shows the swan neck lampposts installed all over the city centre in around 1903, most of which were replaced in the 1930s with the famous concrete pillars, but it’s possible the swan necks survived on Grafton Street up until the 1960s.

That picture also shows how elegant Brown Thomas’/Switzer’s main facade was with its original windows. Oddly for BT, today the facade looks terrible with dodgy Edwardian-like casements fitted with nasty mirror glass blindly reflecting back on the street.. The transparent, airy original one-over-ones make all the difference and should be reinstated.

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