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GrahamH
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Any house with alm as a prefix just screams chocolate box appeal πŸ™‚

Yes the Washington St Courthouse is spectacular – are there only two octastyles in Ireland?! I knew there was less than 5 or so, but 2? What’s the other ctesiphon?
I was very impressed with the stone used in the portico which has a wonderful grain to it:

Ah modrin technology πŸ™‚

Interesting info about Grant’s Lexington, here’s a wider view including that terrible Burger King shopfront.

The upper facade could look great if properly restored. At least the windows are all intact.

Burton’s condition is also disappointing – especially that clunky Oasis sign. Can’t get over how that was permitted by Cork CC, especially given how recent it is.

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