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Postby Strum » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:34 pm

Well spotted on the area Jordo, but Umm... it says the Ulster Bank on the original gate there in the photo...it's opposite the Central Bank. Is that the BOI now then they just left the original interior/exterior intact?
The ceiling in the entrance looks amazing, must go in someday for a look... anyway that was a night shot just walking by and loved the Ironwork on the Gates. :cool:
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Postby Strum » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:35 pm

The last one...Fitzwilliam Square and the Pepper Mill?
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Postby Strum » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:37 pm

Second last one: The four Courts?
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Postby jordo » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:58 pm

I was on the wrong side of the road for your photo Strum, must have a look tomorrow when I'm in at the march.
If you do make it in someday have a look at the ceiling of the AIB on Ormond Quay, the ceiling is fantastic but they wouldn't let me take a photo :roll:

The four buildings are/were used for the same purpose. Two are gone now as far as I know. Two of them are definitely still there but the view of one is one that would not have been seen since 1966 or even before.
The street will surprise you, well it did me but I went in on Wednesdaty to have a look and yeah although changed it still remains the same if you get my drift.
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Postby Strum » Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:16 am

Damn, I was convinced that was bastard square with the salt shaker thing. :mrgreen:

Yeah Jordo, reGardaíing photos...get them while you can. :D

I thought that while writing the other post. Just imagine going into any bank now and saying you're just in to take photos of it's historical nature or whatever...like a scene fron the Italian Job haha.

As a Challenge now, I'm going to see how far I can go... ;-)
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Postby farmboy » Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:16 am

That last one is surely the Mater in Eccles Street. The stairway is still the same, I should know, I see it once/twice a week! If it was only like that now for parking. :roll: :D
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Postby Strum » Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:22 am

I assume this march Jordo?

http://www.indymedia.ie/article/63456?u ... prefs=true


Shuddah put it in the upcoming events Forum...
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Postby jordo » Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:55 am

The march s being organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions :roll: but any port in a storm. The march is set for 14:00 hrs. tomorrow Saturday from Parnell Square.

Good one Farmboy the Mater so that might make it easier for the other three buildings so again starting out from Dun Laoghaire.......
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Postby grammer » Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:57 am

nice one

yis waited until i went out and then yis sneaked up the questions :D :D :D
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Postby farmboy » Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:51 pm

Jordo, are you goin to keep us in suspenders forever?? :D The rest of them are tough. How about a few clues?? ;-)
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Postby jordo » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:51 pm

Hi Farmboy,
I knew you were busy yesterday so I was waiting 'til you had settled back in. I was also hoping that Snowy might know some of them.

All of them are hospitals other than this one shown in the photo taken yesterday. You will kick yourself :D

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The second last photo is a view of the hospital that you posted a little story about some time ago (thankfully without a crytic clue :D ) so look at the building on the left and imagine it on the right. This is the only view available now from much the same position as the original photo was taken and the clue was 1966.

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It wasn't worth my while taking a photo of the third one, all that is there now is a big shopping centre but there is a BIG clue in the post A Rose by any other name.

The first old photo is of what was known then as The Pensions Hospital and I would imagine then that it was an expensive place to go to then as it is now. The nearest I ever came to that place was a burger out of Jon Dons :D
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Postby Snowhite » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:58 pm

Only back from a Weekend away with the girls, Jordo :shots: :rave: so only getting to look at the Pic's now :D

Is the 3rd one Holles St ?
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Postby Snowhite » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:04 pm

jordo wrote:There are places I remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain

Like the song some of these are gone but some are still there. Lets see how many you can get.
It starts off outside D/L and goes over to the Northside and you need four buildings and one street.

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Postby farmboy » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:06 pm

My brain is rusty(whats new? :roll: ) from all the free drink in the Shelbourne last night and the 5 A.M. finish......jeez. I,m usually getting up at that time! :D
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Postby grammer » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:06 pm

welcome back snowy and farmboy


1st is that pearse street garda station-looking from the bank of ireland direction??
2nd - is that crumlin childrens hospital from the back?????
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Postby Snowhite » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:11 pm

Is the 1st one St Gabriels ......... :???: 2nd Pearse St, Garda Station :???: 3rd Holles St, :???: 4th Royal Hosp Donnybrook :???:
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Postby farmboy » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:13 pm

More clues....pleezzzeee.......even cryptic ones! :D
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Postby farmboy » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:15 pm

Leopardstown!!
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Postby farmboy » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:16 pm

Rotunda!
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Postby farmboy » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:17 pm

Leopardstown first one....Rotunda second last one....
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Postby jordo » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:19 pm

Pearse Street is right grammer but would you have recognised it in the old photo? I didn't.
All the hospitals are in town, three on the north side and just the one out D/L way.
Farmboy got the Mater. One is still there but the photo is an unusual view and the other is part of a shopping centre now. I don't know if the building is still there on the first one and they modernised it or pulled it down and put up a new one.
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Postby farmboy » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:20 pm

Second one looks like its near .....Fleet Street? Could be miles out though.
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Postby farmboy » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:22 pm

Dr Stevens?
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Postby jordo » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:23 pm

The Rotunda is correct Farmboy but taken form the rear. The gardens were laid out and had waterfalls etc as features for which the public had to pay to gain admittance. All gone now :roll:
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Postby farmboy » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:25 pm

Your clue to reverse it gave it away, still took a while though.
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