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Re: Around the town.

Postby Sinead » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:09 pm

That is a very powerful lens! Very clear shots.

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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:14 pm

Gosh Micheál, you are some cameraman. Took me ages to place the venues. Some great lens. HID will envy you when he sees those shots. wuu wuu
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:46 pm

Rocker wrote:Took me ages to place the venues.



Me too. In the Sallynoggin Church one there's a terrace of houses with what looks like solar panels in the roofs. Is that Honeypark? Great shots Michael. ;)
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Denis Cromie » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:13 pm

Very clear Micheál
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Toss » Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:58 pm

You'd think that yan in the Noggin would pull the curtains :o

:lol: great work M.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Micheál » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:06 am

Incidentally,

I hear this neighbour's new 'des res' has a fine central heating system

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Re: Around the town.

Postby Micheál » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:08 pm

The thing I most like about these long shots is the way you can see familiar landmarks that you'd never imagine were viewable from the Borough
If you zoom in on this, you'll see some well-known buildings tagged.

Can anyone see anything else of interest?

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Re: Around the town.

Postby Toss » Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:06 pm

Micheál wrote:
Can anyone see anything else of interest?

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Under Georges Quay, the light brown building is The Labour Courts, Haddington Road.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:09 pm

COME-MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-ORRRRRR! :lol:



Just back from the Town. That's our local Methadone heads calling each other across the street. Maybe they should form a Choir? :mrgreen:
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Toss » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:37 pm

Strum wrote:COME-MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-ORRRRRR! :lol:

Just back from the Town. That's our local Methadone heads calling each other across the street. Maybe they should form a Choir? :mrgreen:


Give them the Methadone, dumb them down and keep them in the system ..... once the medics have had their input, you can always rely on our educational system to provide ongoing life long learning.



Everyones a winner, except the drug user who is now legally addicted to methadone and walking around like a zombie. :(

The other thing to remember is that the D4 cocaine heads are never put on the methadone programme .... can you imagine .... 'Cummmm heeeeear Twistannn'
http://www.drugfree.org/news-service/study-methadone-may-be-effective-in-treating-cocaine-addiction/
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:31 pm

Toss as you say " legally addicted to methadone" It's quite obvious the guv and the pharmas make a mint out of people's misery. Legal suppliers, legal drugs...of the worst kind even. The unfortunate addicts growing up in this drug culture these days aren't even taking heroin-ish and they don't even know it.
Heroin on the streets now is about 9% and it's cut with every kind of shit* you could imagine. Rat poison, strychnine, amphetamines, talc, and whatever the dealers come up with to cut it, and this is injected straight to the Brain. :shock:

See the amount of addicts on crutches these days? My neighbour who has no legs from the groin down was warned to stop the habit somehow or he would lose them, he kept using and lost them. That's some weird sht they're injecting into themselves.
But that's the way our "government" likes it, keep them stoned, keep them stealing, keep the Courts busy, free legal aid % for the leeches at the bar, (The bar bar, not the drinking type bar...eh both actually) the pharma, the gp's, the hospitals, the supplier, the the...madness.
I have solutions but they're way too realistic to implement. We don't want healthy people now do we?

Yes Zombies.

http://luxury.rehabs.com/heroin-addicti ... -cut-with/
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Micheál » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:44 pm

Speaking of watching neighbours, I found this Mount Merrion neighbour - in a state of wintery undress - looking down on us . .

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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:48 pm

I'm going to keep my clothes on and my curtains closed at ever occassion!!!That is some camera and lens wuu wuu
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:40 pm

Some lens alright. thumbright
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:51 pm

Remember this Chipper? Fryer Tuck. :D


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Re: Around the town.

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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:18 am

What a good little article written by what looks like a younger person. I hadn't been down the town for about a year and at the start of January had to go for a hospital appointment to St Michaels and decided to walk slowly up the town. I felt a very much more positive attitude. I called into that shop Sostrene Grene and was well impressed. I got loads of really knacky pieces as very good prices. Of course I called into Pennys which was buzzing as usual and then into Shaws which had a lot of people actually buying including me! Of course I made my usual stops at Eason and the Viking Marine shop at the end of Marine Road. I felt a new hopefulness about the place and the other day the only Boots stocking the gifts I wanted was the one in Bloomfields. Most jolly, helpful, informative girl who ransacked the store room to get me the articles I wanted. Another positive shopping experience.

As an aside a gang of aquaintences were meeting on Friday and we had to go to a pub in Clondalkin Village. What a blast from the past it was like the good old days at Dunphys or Weirs....locals meeting, chatting, eating and of course drinking but what an atmosphere and I thought we could bring back that spirit to our town if we just gathered and tried.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Micheál » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:49 am

Was 'down the town' for first time in months on Sunday.
Park was buzzing! Got nice food.

But the new seafront (alongside 40 foot) was unexpectedly depressing with vomit pools beside several seats, littered with ciggies. And litter too. Not so much on the streets themselves but everywhere along Georges St In every nook and cranny on private property where the commercial tenants simply can't see it.

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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:57 pm

Just passed the Cottage Home on Tivoli this morning and you wouldn't know it. all done up and in town houses.

Found this article which gives an idea of the insides and finishes.

http://www.independent.ie/life/home-gar ... 47568.html
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Re: Around the town.

Postby jabra » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:05 pm

I passed the Cottage Home yesterday morning and the scaffolding was back up on the front of the building probably the second phase
I d'ont know thought it was finished.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:28 pm

What a great job on the Cottage Home. thumbright


Michael I can't find the link to your street signs on flickr, can you post it please. ;)
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:50 pm

Just curious. Who was the Patrick that Patrick Street was named after?
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Re: Around the town.

Postby keeper » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:48 pm

Knick Knack Paddy Whack, a Saxon whose boat beached just about where the Pier would be built eventually after years of protests and planning applications, anyway Knick Knack set up a Knick Knack shop on a green field site approximately where Connolly's shop would be on the corner in years to come, the locals wore a path up to the shop through the grass and it eventually became a road wide path, Paddy got rich and decided that he should be called Patrick and called the well worn path " Patrick Street " He lived a long life and introduced broken biscuits to the locals and a new biscuit from Japan called Mikados. We have much to be grateful to him for :roll: :roll:
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:38 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: that is the best explanation yet.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:12 am

Thanks so much for that Keeper, I suspected there was an Asian connection. Your research is extremely admirable. thumbright :mrgreen:
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