Posted by Conor Cullen
Adifferentkettleoffishaltogether on Ormond Quay, Dublin:
Posted on August 29, 2012, in Architecture, Dublin, Photography and tagged A different kettle of fish, buildings, Dublin, Ormond Quay, Peeling paint. Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.
Love the peeling paint 🙂
Ya, that’s what really caught my eye too. And the name, of course!
You have a great eye for detail. Really like the colors and the peeling of paint. The first one should be your signature photographic painting.
Thanks Mary! I think I’ll make it the Facebook cover photo at least 🙂
Is this a retail outlet? selling…what?
No. It was previously a gun shop, then, most recently, an art space. I must check if there’s anything there now, it wasn’t clear at the time I took the photo.
I’m not sure what it’s used for now but I thinkplaywright and county councillor Mannix Flynn owns the building now. It was plastered with his posters during last year’s election. According to this he and a group called Farcry use it as an artist’s space http://mannixflynn.wix.com/adifferentkettleoffishaltogether
Thanks Paul. I saw a site that said it was his, but I wasn’t sure. That site gives a much more comprehensive answer!
Wow great findings 🙂 All those images makes a wonderful series. Love it.
Thanks very much. It’s amazing the things we walk by every day really. All my recent posts are just going about my ususal business – except with a cmaera, which of course leads to a different perspective.
One could write a novel based just on these images. There’s such whimsy and history in the building itself and you’ve also managed to capture its uneasy juxtaposition with the other buildings on the street – and the street itself. Really enjoyed these photos.
Thanks very much. It is an interesting looking building alright. It has great character. A shame it has faded so far from its former glory.
A lot of history behind that peeling paint.
No doubt. It does hint at stories waiting to be told.
Looking at this pic from a couple of years ago it looks like the degradation might have been a deliberate touch. This is from 2010 http://comeheretome.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/dscn3079.jpg
Interesting. Could be.
How do you manage to make pealing paint look gorgeous. Maybe you could come round here and do the same for me. Would save a ton in refurbishing.
Ha! You sort out the travel costs and provide the tea and biscuits and I’m there Susan 🙂
Wow! I’m a sucker for peeling paint and this is the Mother Lode. Just wonderful.
Great colord, patina’s.
great composition.. =)
Thumbs Up ! ! ! I like these pictures.
Greetz from Germany – lichtbildwerfer
Go raibh maith agat. And good to see someone else quoting Rumi in their posts on here… Nice work 🙂
My eyes beheld a queer beauty and tranquility in these, i could not understand.
You bought your first camera in 2011? You shoot like a pro. A gift, obviously. -amy
No, I bought it in 2012 🙂 Last May. Thanks so much Amy.
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