Re: Re: O’ Connell Street, Dublin
Ha – I knew this would pop up! Of course the unacknowledged fact with most illuminated or neon signage (the above distingushed example excluded) is that it looked totally rubbish during the day, with their grid frame support structures and cabling mauling facades. The smoky romanticisim only emerged after dark!
Number 1 O’Connell Street was a vertiable billboard back then in gunter’s second picture – no less than five advertising signs stuck all over it.
The removed Irish Nationwide signage was quite old – erected in 1968. It had been refurbished three times since erection (a 1978 photogtaph I have shows the lettering in a more distinguished orange colour).
Short Irish Independent piece on it here.