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Postby Strum » Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:48 pm

*stargazer* wrote:All I can say, Strum, is WWOOWWW !!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, it was worth all your hard work.



Thanks *Star* I appreciate your comment. I was just about to jack it in at one stage, but that old D/L trait, persever...ehh...I mean...stubborn-ness prevailed in the end!
Cheers! :D
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Postby Strum » Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:51 pm

farmboy wrote:Stunning shots Strum :cool:



Thanks Farmboy, they're just 2d ordinary photos, but the effect I got in photoshop just gives them another dimension. Cheers!

More work to learn! :mischief:


C'ye! :D :cool:
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Postby Plastic Paddy » Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:24 pm

Strum nice photos, Do you know where in Moran Park they want to build the library, surely they could queeze it somewhere else outside the park.
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Postby Strum » Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:45 pm

Plastic Paddy wrote:Strum nice photos, Do you know where in Moran Park they want to build the library, surely they could queeze it somewhere else outside the park.
:???: PP




I don't know PP, I never heard a word about it before now.
I suppose where the old Cafe / Heritace centre is.
As for space outside somewhere?
Theres none! :D

I'll find out. :)
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Postby Snowhite » Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:53 am

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farmboy wrote:Very nice shots Snowy, didnt realize there was so much slime on the pond in Moran park, you,d think they,d do something about it.

I didn't go down Farmboy. The hubby took them for me while i was doing some retail threapy, :rfl: But ye it looks dreadful, i must have a word with the man that looks after it,and see are there any plans to clean it up.Will most likely see him during the week.It could be a gorgous place if it was kept in good order. ;-)

(quote) Strum.Are you following me Snowy? I thought I just posted that lot.

As said in the above post i did'nt take them Strum, the hubby did,so i had to post them. :hayla: They were good shot's. ;-)

And i really like what you did with the Pic's,what is photoshop tutorial ?. :roll:
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Postby hayla » Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:53 am

I asked ''Nauri what project she was working on , when she asked us to provide her with photos of Morans Park and she emailed me this.....

hi
actualy it is the county council of dun laoghaire who has make an international
competition to build a library and cultural centre in the moran park. So
architects of all over the world can make a project and send it in. Like we are
a belgian bureau we are trying to collect the most pictures possible to have a
good idea of the place so we can propose a priject that will fit in the park.

We also would like to know of the people living there what is inportant for
them... the bowling, a sea view...

So if you have idees of what you would like to have in the moran park let me
know.



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Postby Strum » Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:03 am

Snowhite wrote:

As said in the above post i did'nt take them Strum, the hubby did,so i had to post them. :hayla: They were good shot's. ;-)

And i really like what you did with the Pic's,what is photoshop tutorial ?. :roll:



I know, jest kiddin'!


Photoshop? Ehh.. its so involved I can only give you a link to check it out.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Photoshop
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Postby Strum » Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:06 am

hayla wrote:
So if you have idees of what you would like to have in the moran park let me
know.
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DUCKS!
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Postby Snowhite » Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:08 am

Jeez, Strum that's like double dutch to me, :shock: will get the son to guide me through it. :makeyes:
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Postby hayla » Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:15 am

Strum wrote:
hayla wrote:
So if you have idees of what you would like to have in the moran park let me
know.
an.Nauri




DUCKS!


yep Ducks!...........
and perhaps someone to attend to the debris , and other undesirables, I'd just like the park to be as it was when I was a kid , I rember standing at the railings feeding the ducks , and how neat and tidy it all was , why does the Co.Co. need to have an international competition ,, ??
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Postby spudseamus » Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:21 am

coz if it dosent work they can say it was a forigner that did it :D
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Postby Snowhite » Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:49 am

I must tell my son to find out and maybe enter it himself,as he is an Architect technician & his girlfriend. ;-)
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Postby Sputnik » Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:19 am

Strum wrote: "I rember standing at the railings feeding the ducks , and how neat and tidy it all was ,"

A distant uncle/cousin of mine called Ned Dunphy used to work there full-time as the groundkeeper when we were kids. He was responsible for the park, but not the Bowling Green. He always had the park in great condition. We used to call in to have a cup of tea with him in his shed, and if you didn't have any bread for the ducks he would give you some.
(PP. I think he was Sarah's brother).

I remember an awful tragedy there when I was about 12. Two young boys from Cross Avenue/ Dominic Street were drowned in the pond.

I think EU Rules might have something to do with the international tendering.
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Postby Snowhite » Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:24 am

My son's girlfriend's father looks after all that now,i am in the process of trying to get some info about what's happening to it, so i'll keep you all posted. :-|
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Postby Strum » Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:45 pm

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Corner of Georges Street & Clarrence street

Postby hayla » Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:09 am

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Postby farmboy » Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:24 am

I remember as an apprentice going for the messages in that shop on the corner.There was a lovely little lady used run it, I think her name was Florrie.....If I recall correctly Spud used order big cream slices from that shop! :D
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Postby Plastic Paddy » Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:35 am

farmboy wrote:I remember as an apprentice going for the messages in that shop on the corner.There was a lovely little lady used run it, I think her name was Florrie.....If I recall correctly Spud used order big cream slices from that shop! :D


Bet the wife put a stop to that :D PP only joking Spud
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Postby Snowhite » Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:40 am

This morning at around 8.45 the traffic was bumper to bumper going towards the N50, even the lollypop ladies were finding it hard to get the kid's across the road. :shock:
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Postby farmboy » Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:49 am

Snowy, I was off work last Monday and Tuesday so it was about 10.30 or later when I took that one. I know what you mean about the traffic there earlier on, its getting worse all the time. :???:
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Postby spudseamus » Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:28 am

gezzz farmboy you have a great memory!!! yes i did and they were ginormous!! :shock:
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Postby Strum » Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:36 pm

farmboy wrote:Image Wyattville road.


I used to get off the 45a right here to go to school in St. Laurences.
From here it was stone walls, and fields of sheep and cattle all the way up to Wyattville estate through the old dump! Some changes eh! :D
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Re: Corner of Georges Street & Clarrence street

Postby Sputnik » Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:54 pm

hayla wrote:Image


Great photo, hayla. Yes, indeed, this was Florrie Dalton's shop. My brothers and I delivered the papers for Florrie for years, as did my father before us.
Every time you left the shop on your rounds Florrie would let you pick a couple of boiled sweets from a jar and say "Take two, one for you gob and one for your pocket".
The house next door to Florries was my uncles, and way back was a Fishmongers run by earlier generations of our family.

Great photos of Yorker, thanks Snowy. I didn't realise we had a pub again.
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Postby spudseamus » Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:05 pm

Strum wrote:
farmboy wrote:Image Wyattville road.


I used to get off the 45a right here to go to school in St. Laurences.
From here it was stone walls, and fields of sheep and cattle all the way up to Wyattville estate through the old dump! Some changes eh! :D

thats the road i kept gettin in trafic jams 3 yrs ago --they were doin lots of road work there --- lol was somptin i had forgotten about -- no trafic jams where i live now :D
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Postby hayla » Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:05 pm

Sputnik this is the back of Florries shop I think it's built on what was Maggie Moloney's house , sorry it's not a better quality photo
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