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It is very annoying with out a ‘preview post’ button! I’ll give it a try for you but no guarantees… I would be up for a subscription alright if it meant keeping it going.
That’s a real shame. Such a beautiful structure with so much history. Its decay has been documented for years as you say.
Actually, I don’t think you can edit the post afterwards!!
BBcode (message boards & forums) was supposed to be first pic.
Teak, This is how I post a photo – I’m sure there are far easier ways but this works for me.
Set up a free photo sharing account such as imgur.com. Upload your photo from computer to your imgur account. While in imgur, select photo you wish to upload to Archiseek. Copy the link to your photo by clicking the icon next to ‘BBcode (message boards & forums)’
Back on the Archiseek forum, Click the ‘img’ icon above. A Prompt will appear:
Delete the ‘http://’ so that the prompt box is cleared. Now paste your link in the prompt box, and delete the sets of brackets either side of the link. Click OK and give the photo a description.
When finished posting, click the ‘Submit’ icon below. You can still edit the post or delete content for a while afterwards. (A ‘Preview Post’ would be handy here). By the way, if you delete photos from the photo sharing account, they will also be deleted from your Archiseek post as far as I know.
Clinch, Unfortunately, several spam accounts have been present the last while and is probably putting a lot of people off posting. Maybe Paul could block these accounts?
The ‘Clothing’ one is a kind of funny though!
Too purist I would say.
Its interesting that the IGS would seek permission to replace them actually.
That it would ‘erase a phase of revision / intervention…in terms of the building’s social history and its evolution within the wider historic city context’ is a reasonable point for refusal in this case.
Would anyone wish to comment on where you would draw the line regarding such revisions? By this I mean, if the original windows had been replaced in a later period, or if the two over two windows had been replaced again in the early part of 20th century, would the IGS application have had more validity?
A wild goose chase, but an interesting one all the same.
That’s the problem with art, it can be a useful record in one sense, but in another, you can never be certain it was an accurate reflection (or in this case whether it existed at all).
These Flora Mitchel paintings from the 1950’s depicting Bride Street.
You might assume then, that the two houses of interest had truncated gables right up to the 1950s. However, this photograph of the same stretch in 1900 shows the houses with flat parapets.
Same photograph at zoom.
Now the gables may have been partially re-instated at some point in between, but more likely, the artist appreciated the houses for what they were, applied ‘licence’, and re-instated some aspects of their past.
The strange thing is, ‘Bride street’ as depicted by Flora Mitchel is not unlike O’Colmains ‘Old Dublin street’. I wouldn’t be surprised if he re-worked it, incorporating aspects of Fishamble Street – The elbow, incline, lamp post etc.
But I don’t think I want to go there! I reluctantly agree to move on.
I like that description ‘house of ease’!
Thanks for the information Gunter, very interesting. I had forgot about a photo I seen before in the NLI catalogue of Wood Quay, and wondered then about the building on the left being in the Victorian style, so that makes sense now.
Dab, are you thinking maybe to the left of the ‘S’ in the section of Rocque posted above?
I agree that Fishamble Street is the more likely location.
I had seen that Flora Mitchell view before so I had my doubts, but you never know how accurate a painting is. I’m still not entirely convinced it matches up with the aerial photo.
What was leading me toward Blind Quay was the three ‘gable’ fronted buildings shown in the aerial view – that lead up to where the Czech Inn bar is today – they’re not on Rocque, I was thinking they were built over the house in O’Colmain’s painting that had been reduced to single story.
Am I correct in saying this one is also looking eastward along Blind Quay? With Smock Alley theatre in the distance.
An aerial photo of Dublin from a source that Paul mentioned. http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk
Taking in Lower Exchange Street, and Fishamble Street before the re development of the Keenan’s iron works site.
The same photo at zoom over the Lower Exchange street section.
Have you considered Exchange Street Lower as an alternative location for Seamus O’Colmains’s streetscape?