TOWNSEND STREET JUST BEFORE NIGHTFALL
The Sigma DP1 Quattro does not work well in lowlight conditions and one can forget about going above ISO100 so the colours may appear a bit off or odd.
“Sraid Chnoc na Lobhar” is the Irish name for Townsend Street and if translated directly to English it is “Leper Hill Street”. When I was young I associated Leprosy with the Bible and never realised that it was common in Ireland.
According to accounts victims would assemble in the area of Townsend Street before embarking on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain in the hope of a cure.
Nearby was Lazar Hill which hosted pilgrims with leprosy who could not afford to stay in a hospice. According to some accounts it was a section of Townsend Street that was known as Lazar’s Hill or Lazy Hill. Lazar may be a reference to the Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem which was established with the specific purpose of operating leper hospitals.
Today there is a nearby street name Lazer Lane.
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