Shades Of Blue In Ranelagh
This building is painted multiple shades of blue and it is located in Ranelagh Village across the street from the LUAS Green Line tram stop.
LUNAR NEW YEAR – YEAR OF THE RAT PLUS YEAR OF THE PIG [PAINT-A-BOX STREET ART]
I could be wrong but this appears represent the concept of Alpha to Omega [First to Last or Beginning to End]
The Rat is the first of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived at the finish line, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox, becoming first.
In Chinese culture, rats were seen as a sign of wealth and surplus. Because of their reproduction rate, married couples also prayed to them for children.
The Pig is the twelfth of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Pig was late because he overslept. Another story says that a wolf destroyed his house. He had to rebuild his home before he could set off. When he arrived, he was the last one and could only take twelfth place.
Their chubby faces and big ears are signs of fortune as well.
A WALK ALONG CAMDEN STREET -THE DAY BEFORE THE LOCKDOWN
You may noticed that many of the shopfronts are boarded up.
Camden Street is a street in Dublin 2. It links Ranelagh/Rathmines (Dublin 6) to the southern city centre of Dublin. It is divided into Camden Street Upper (southern end) and Camden Street Lower (northern end). The name is derived from Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden (1714–1794); an attempt to connect the name to Saint Kevin (Old Irish Cóemgen) is regarded as spurious.
A prominent company located on Upper Camden St for over a century was Earley and Company (1861–1975). They were ecclesiastical furnishings and stained glass manufacturers and retailers. The firm was one of the largest and most prestigious ecclesiastical decorators both in Ireland and the U.K.
There were two cinemas on the street: The Camden Cinema and the Theatre De Luxe. The Camden Cinema was located at 55 Upper Camden St., where the headquarters of Concern Worldwide is now located. It closed around 1912. The Theatre De Luxe was opened in 1912 by Maurice Elliman, a Jew who escaped the pogroms in Eastern Europe. The first building was designed by Frederick Hayes, MRIAI, and built by George Squire & Co. It was enlarged and rebuilt in 1920. The exterior was remodelled in Art deco style in 1934. It closed in 1975.The building is now a hotel (Hotel De Luxe) and a night-club.