U ARE ALIVE ON GRANTHAM STREET DUBLIN 8
Different artwork but same message but “* u are not less” has been added or has replaced “* So Get Your Head Out Of Your Phone”. I have also noticed that this version is not signed.
FORGIVE YOUR ENEMIES – NOTHING ANNOYS THEM SO MUCH
According to Oscar Wilde you should “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of the most popular playwrights in London in the early 1890s. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the circumstances of his criminal conviction for gross indecency for consensual homosexual acts in “one of the first celebrity trials”, imprisonment, and early death from meningitis at age 46.
STREET ART ON CAMDEN ROW AND A WARNING FROM DUBLIN FIRE BRIGADE
You don’t want an unexpected visit from this guy.
In the past three years 16 people have dies from preventable home fires in Dublin. Remember, working smoke alarms, having an escape plan and closing all doors at night save lives!
The Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) is the local authority fire and rescue service and ambulance service for Dublin City and the majority of the Greater Dublin Area. It is a branch of Dublin City Council. There are currently 14 fire stations staffed by DFB, 12 of which are full-time, the other 2 are part-time or “retained”. Full-time stations are staffed by shifts across 4 watches, A, B, C & D. There are currently over 1000 active firefighter/paramedic personnel making it the largest fire service based on personnel and resources in Ireland.
Dublin City’s first municipal fire engines were delivered in 1705. Throughout the second half of the 18th Century, insurance brigades were the primary source of firefighting for the city, operating independently for buildings bearing the mark of their respective insurance companies. Eventually the brigades began to co-operate on a competition basis with the first brigade on scene being the highest paid. It wasn’t until 1862 with the enactment of the Dublin Corporation Act, that the city had an organised fire brigade. Dublin man J.R. Ingram became the first superintendent of the brigade, having worked as a fireman in New York and London. The brigade consisted of 24 men with a makeshift fire brigade station on Winetavern Street in The Liberties. In 1898 the Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance Service was established. The turn of the century saw the brigade have its first fire stations and permanent headquarters built, with the first motorised fire engine coming on stream in 1909.
STREET ART AND GRAFFITI ORMOND PLACE 4 JAN 2013
I could be wrong but if my memory serves me well this was an “experimental graffiti wall” sponsored by Dublin City Council as an extension to their Dublin Canvas programme.
Ormond Place, which I though was named Ormond Lane, is a laneway connecting Ormond Square to Arran Street and, via a narrow alleyway, to Ormond Quay.
Back in 2013 this was a good location for street art but a few years later all the art work was painted over and any new work is now painted over within weeks.
Michael John “Johnny” Giles (born 6 November 1940, in Ormond Square, Dublin, Ireland) is a former association footballer and manager best remembered for his time as a midfielder with Leeds United in the 1960s and 1970s. Since retirement he has served as “the Senior Analyst” on RTÉ Sport’s coverage of association football.
Giles grew up in Ormond Square, a working-class area of inner-city Dublin, where he developed much of the skills that would aid him in becoming a professional footballer. He was encouraged to enter the game through his father Christy who played for Bohemians in the 1920s and managed Drumcondra during the 1940s.
URBAN EXPRESSION AT WINDMILL LANE 21 MAY 2013
This was photographed using a Sony NEX-7 which was an early mirrorless camera by Sony.
Windmill Lane Recording Studios (earlier Windmill Lane Studios) is a recording studio in Dublin, Ireland. It was originally opened in 1978 by recording engineer Brian Masterson in premises at 22 Windmill Lane, and it subsequently relocated to its current location in a three-storey building at 20 Ringsend Road, Dublin 4, where it still operates as one of Ireland’s largest recording studios.
Over the course of its history, it has been used by many notable artists. The original site of the Windmill Lane Studios remained a popular cult symbol for music fans due to the studio’s links with the Irish rock group U2; the group’s albums to have been fully or partially recorded there include Boy, October, War, The Joshua Tree, Pop, All That You Can’t Leave Behind, and Zooropa.
The original studio buildings were covered in graffiti from fans, who had paid pilgrimage from all over the world, many attracted by the studio’s historical connection with U2. The original location of the studios were recommended as a tourist attraction by publications such as The New York Times in 2008.
The Windmill Lane site was purchased by property company Hibernia REIT in 2015, who announced in 2014 that it had purchased the loans held against the Hanover Building on Windmill Lane, Dublin, for €20.16 million and an adjoining one acre development site for €7.5 million. A plan was made to develop it into offices, retail spaces and residential units.
The original Windmill Lane Studios structure was demolished on 3 April 2015. The firm announced plans to retain a 20-metre stretch of the studio wall famous for its fan graffiti. Options for the future of the wall include recreating the wall in the atrium of the new Windmill Lane building, giving the wall to Dublin City Council, U2 or any other interested party for reconstruction or reuse in an alternative setting.
I don’t actually know what happened to the wall but I was there during the demolition and am convinced that much if not all of it was destroyed.