Re: Re: Thomas Street & James Street, Dublin!
You know, I actually think this Thomas St regneration project has done more harm than good. In the mad rush to clean up the street, they seem to have accepted that anything is better than nothing. The above window job looks worse than it did without windows. Bakers pub and its recent paint job is all wrong, and the tarting up of Frawleys and its neighbours makes that stretch look bland, unremarkble and therefore, dispensible.
The only good thing is the exposure of the original brick on the block containing the old Rogers pub (due to heavy rain and wind) – it just shows that a simple restoration of the upper floors in the V-shaped mess that currently exists, could finally make sense of that sad looking terrace.