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    How not to make friends and influence people, South Circular Road:


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    How to get people to not sit on your bench, Finglas. FFS! Give the old folk a plain green traditional bench to sit on. Don't embarrass them away by calling it a bleeden "Buddy Bench".

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    Hurry while stocks last. Great add by Butlers Tyres Harold's Cross.



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    It's a REAL GHOST! But this one looks friendly, Dartry Rd.



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    Animal Liberation / Human Liberation, near Bushy Park.





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    This is my left hand:



    Until recently I thought the single crease across the palm was just a curiosity. Like my ability to wriggle my ears, together or one at a time.
    That was until it was mentioned in a book I was reading ("I am Pilgrim" by Terry Hays. Don't bother, its not that good).

    It seems it is a fusion of the head and heart line and is used as a diagnostic tool to identify babys with various syndromes including Downs Syndrome. It is commonly associated with such syndromes but is very unusual otherwise, and I venture to say it is even more rarer in the ear waggling community.

    It is called a Simian Crease and is so called because all Monkey, Chimpanzee and Apes hands have that crease, a fact which my better half says "explains a lot", whatever that is supposed to mean!

    I am sure you are dying to hear more about my ear-waggling talent. Well my most memorable performance was over 30 years ago now.
    My soon to be better half and I were in a Gaelic speaking music playing group of her friends, and being neither Gaelic speaking or music playing I was beginning to feel somewhat inadequate. I suppose it must have been the Guinness that made me think that what was needed to make the evening complete was a display of ear waggling complimented by my minor talents of eyebrow raising (think of Spock on speed) lip curling and a challenge to the stunned gathering to " lets see ya best that"!
    Luckily our relationship survived and after I promised never to unveil any other hidden talents without first checking with her she did admit my display was impressive in a surreal sort of way.
    Well I think that is more than enough for now........but I bet by now you have all checked your palms and tried to wriggle your ears.

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    Lovely collection... particularly like the smiley blob. My eyes hurt after looking at the Buddy Bench,
    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
    — Jean-Paul Sartre

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    It seems photo hosting sites are getting fed up with people using their free services.
    Photobucket sent me a message saying I had to pay to continue using them. The reason given was that I was had used them too often for posting on message boards, as I don't post anywhere else that must mean here.
    Flickr have also stopped me uploading pics to my most used account. The pics below are from a different, not used much, account.

    I wonder is it part of the clamp-down on free speech on the web. Google leads the way and others follow.

    Mind you, it did surprise me that companies would let you use them without paying them. Seems the wild west days of the web might be coming to an end.

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    About a month ago, on one of my rambles in the Dublin hills I came across this:





    It is a mock-up of a traditional phone box and is as out of place as Bill Clinton in a convent.

    It was well made to be fair, just in the wrong place. It was an imitation of a Japanese "Wind phone" which an old retired Gardner had built in his garden.
    If he had the lack of common sense displayed by the Irish Wind phone builders he would have stuck it half way up Mount Fuji.

    It was the work of a group of artists called Altrúchas who claimed it was a work of art.
    It attracted some publicity, see these reports for more information:

    https://www.rte.ie/news/dublin/2017/...lin-mountains/

    https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0815/897593-wind-phone/



    Altrúchas were threatening that the ludicrous thing would be a permanent feature. That they would maintain it.

    This would have resulted in disruption to the Red Grouse which is "red-listed" by bird watch Ireland due to significant declines and who nest on the ground in the vicinity.

    More about the Red Grouse:
    http://www.birdwatchireland.ie/Irela...5/Default.aspx


    Fortunately an anonymous group of art critics delivered a devastating review. Their deconstruction of the art work resulted in its removal.

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    Now this is how art should fit in with a natural landscape:



    This eagle is carved out of the rock high above the Vico road in Killiney, Dublin.
    Most people who walk around Killiney don't even notice it.

    It has been there for well over a hundred years, why it was carved no one seems to know. My theory is that it was a work of art by some of the stone-masons who came to the area to work building the harbors.

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    The Railway Bridge on Clontarf Road should not be used for hanging advertisements from.
    It is an example of great stone work. The skill and craftsmanship which went into building the bridge should be highlighted. At night it should be flood-lit and information displayed about the bridge, its construction, and other notable buildings in the area. That is what many visitors want to learn about and they could also be informed about Bram Stoker who lived nearby.





    In a corner by the Bridge someone maintains a simple grotto. A very Irish touch in the way a small local Buddhist shrine would fit in to a Thailand streetscape:



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    Good advice from Bumblebee boy, down by the Dodder river:


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    Quote Originally Posted by eamo View Post
    It seems photo hosting sites are getting fed up with people using their free services.
    Photobucket sent me a message saying I had to pay to continue using them. The reason given was that I was had used them too often for posting on message boards, as I don't post anywhere else that must mean here.
    Flickr have also stopped me uploading pics to my most used account. The pics below are from a different, not used much, account.

    I wonder is it part of the clamp-down on free speech on the web. Google leads the way and others follow.

    Mind you, it did surprise me that companies would let you use them without paying them. Seems the wild west days of the web might be coming to an end.

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    About a month ago, on one of my rambles in the Dublin hills I came across this:





    It is a mock-up of a traditional phone box and is as out of place as Bill Clinton in a convent.

    It was well made to be fair, just in the wrong place. It was an imitation of a Japanese "Wind phone" which an old retired Gardner had built in his garden.
    If he had the lack of common sense displayed by the Irish Wind phone builders he would have stuck it half way up Mount Fuji.

    It was the work of a group of artists called Altrúchas who claimed it was a work of art.
    It attracted some publicity, see these reports for more information:

    https://www.rte.ie/news/dublin/2017/...lin-mountains/

    https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0815/897593-wind-phone/



    Altrúchas were threatening that the ludicrous thing would be a permanent feature. That they would maintain it.

    This would have resulted in disruption to the Red Grouse which is "red-listed" by bird watch Ireland due to significant declines and who nest on the ground in the vicinity.

    More about the Red Grouse:
    http://www.birdwatchireland.ie/Irela...5/Default.aspx


    Fortunately an anonymous group of art critics delivered a devastating review. Their deconstruction of the art work resulted in its removal.

    ------------

    Now this is how art should fit in with a natural landscape:



    This eagle is carved out of the rock high above the Vico road in Killiney, Dublin.
    Most people who walk around Killiney don't even notice it.

    It has been there for well over a hundred years, why it was carved no one seems to know. My theory is that it was a work of art by some of the stone-masons who came to the area to work building the harbors.

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    The Railway Bridge on Clontarf Road should not be used for hanging advertisements from.
    It is an example of great stone work. The skill and craftsmanship which went into building the bridge should be highlighted. At night it should be flood-lit and information displayed about the bridge, its construction, and other notable buildings in the area. That is what many visitors want to learn about and they could also be informed about Bram Stoker who lived nearby.





    In a corner by the Bridge someone maintains a simple grotto. A very Irish touch in the way a small local Buddhist shrine would fit in to a Thailand streetscape:



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    Good advice from Bumblebee boy, down by the Dodder river:

    i knew the minute i saw that phone box thing on the telly it wouldnt last pissin time till knackers went up and made ***** of it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dedogs View Post
    i knew the minute i saw that phone box thing on the telly it wouldnt last pissin time till knackers went up and made ***** of it....
    Hi dedogs, I don't know who took the phone box thing apart but I doubt that it was vandalism. My best guess is that it was removed officially by the Dublin Mountain Rangers who, more than the average person would appreciate the damage an attraction plonked in the middle of a sloping heather-meadow would cause. Many new trails would be opened up, the rare ground nesting birds and other wildlife driven out or killed and plant cover destroyed with the resulting soil erosion.

    The positioning of this instillation was not thought through. Altrúchas say they have the remnants of the box and are considering placing it somewhere else. Before going on another solo run I suggest they use their web site to ask for suggestions and have a debate about the pros and cons of any suggestion. That is how to avoid blunders like we have just seen.


    Here is a letter of mine the Irish Times published. It gives a bit more information and history about the Wind Phone.


    Sir, – In 2010, Itaru Sasaki built in the garden of his Japanese home a phone booth with a difference. He called it a wind phone, and he used it to help him come to terms with the death of his cousin. His words, rather than being carried by phone lines, would be carried by the wind to his cousin. A very Shinto concept. The following year the terrible tsunami hit Itaru’s coastal hometown of Otsuchi killing over one in 10 of the population. In the aftermath, Mr Sasaki opened his garden wind phone to the public, and it soon became a place of pilgrimage for people trying to cope with terrible loss. A noble act by Mr Sasaki to help his grieving neighbours.

    A few days ago an anonymous group of Irish people called Altrúchas set out to imitate the Japanese wind phone and in what must have looked like a scene from a Father Ted show carried a generator, fuel, drills, planks, paint, tools, and everything else needed to build a mock-up of a phone box up the heretofore unspoiled heather coated slopes of Two Rock mountain.

    Permission was not sought. Opinions were not canvassed. Environmental effect was ether not considered or else discounted.
    The people who erected this eyesore were, I am sure, well meaning but anyone who comes to the beautiful area needs neither permission or the Craggy Island phone box to feel the spiritual power of the landscape and to contemplate, pray or just remember those no longer with us.
    The structure should in my opinion be removed and replaced with nothing. Some places are best left alone. – Yours, etc,
    EAMO.
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    Parnell Sq. today.
    Could be a good idea, but I don't think we will even consider it.


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    The Dunlaoghaire-Hollyhead ferry sailed for 204 years up until 2015. Signs directing people to the non existing ferry are still to be seen. This one is on York road and is one of many. We have a strange relationship with signage in this country.



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    No it is not Genocide but some cultures can get along together and some cultures can not get on together.

    This was somewhere around Kevin St:



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    Little known cemetery in Donnybrook.
    It is the final resting place of hundreds of Sisters of Charity including their founder Mary Aikenhead.
    Although they are now demonised history will record a more balanced picture of the Nuns. As well as the harm done there was also much good. The self righteous who will allow nothing good to be said about the Nuns should not be so sure how they would have behaved if they had lived in those times.



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    More good advice from Bumblebee Boy:



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    Quote Originally Posted by eamo View Post
    Hi dedogs, I don't know who took the phone box thing apart but I doubt that it was vandalism. My best guess is that it was removed officially by the Dublin Mountain Rangers who, more than the average person would appreciate the damage an attraction plonked in the middle of a sloping heather-meadow would cause. Many new trails would be opened up, the rare ground nesting birds and other wildlife driven out or killed and plant cover destroyed with the resulting soil erosion.

    The positioning of this instillation was not thought through. Altrúchas say they have the remnants of the box and are considering placing it somewhere else. Before going on another solo run I suggest they use their web site to ask for suggestions and have a debate about the pros and cons of any suggestion. That is how to avoid blunders like we have just seen.


    Here is a letter of mine the Irish Times published. It gives a bit more information and history about the Wind Phone.




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    Parnell Sq. today.
    Could be a good idea, but I don't think we will even consider it.


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    The Dunlaoghaire-Hollyhead ferry sailed for 204 years up until 2015. Signs directing people to the non existing ferry are still to be seen. This one is on York road and is one of many. We have a strange relationship with signage in this country.



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    No it is not Genocide but some cultures can get along together and some cultures can not get on together.

    This was somewhere around Kevin St:



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    Little known cemetery in Donnybrook.
    It is the final resting place of hundreds of Sisters of Charity including their founder Mary Aikenhead.
    Although they are now demonised history will record a more balanced picture of the Nuns. As well as the harm done there was also much good. The self righteous who will allow nothing good to be said about the Nuns should not be so sure how they would have behaved if they had lived in those times.



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    More good advice from Bumblebee Boy:


    thanks mate i never heard about them rangers before....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dedogs View Post
    thanks mate i never heard about them rangers before....
    They are all volunteers and all very knowledgeable about all aspects of the Dublin hills (or Dublin "mountains" as we like to call them when not in the company of anyone from the Alps).

    On the same mountain as the phone box was erected is a small discreet plaque remembering a ranger who died from natural causes while on duty and whose ashes were scattered by his widow, escorted by the rangers, on the mountain.




    If you did not know where to look you would never see it. I only know it is there because I came across one of the rangers chipping away at the rock to make the hole for the plaque to sit into. He had worn out one tungsten chisel and was wearing out a second one. Wicklow/Dublin granite is hard stuff.
    As I said to him, if I don't ask what you are doing I wont be able to sleep for wondering. He told me about the rangers and his late friend.

    Bringing able enthusiasts into officially sanctioned organisations seems a great way of putting often retired peoples knowledge, ability and good will to use for the good of society.


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    The Vegans are certainly becoming more visible around Dublin.

    Stradbrook:


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    Five lamps:




    The website mentioned on the "meat is dead" sticker is a commercial vegan outfit: https://www.rootsofcompassion.org/en


    The Vegan Society of Ireland website is : http://www.vegan.ie/


    One more interesting site: http://irishvegan.ie/

    And from the above site:

    The term ‘vegan’ was coined in England in 1944 by Donald Watson, the founder of the Vegan Society, to mean that “man should live without exploiting animals”.

    A vegan diet and lifestyle excludes the following:

    Meat, fish, dairy, eggs and honey.
    Leather, wool, silk or any clothing that comes from an animal.
    Products that have been tested on animals or which contain animal-derived substances.
    Well we sure have come a long way from An Gorta MÓr.


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    Dun Laoghaire is a poetic sort of place. Someone started using the slogan "try poetry". AND then they DID!


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    We had some family business in Wales and England. Beautiful interesting countries both with great people. Will be reporting on some lamppost findings in next post but for now, somewhere in deepest England:


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    Quote Originally Posted by eamo View Post
    They are all volunteers and all very knowledgeable about all aspects of the Dublin hills (or Dublin "mountains" as we like to call them when not in the company of anyone from the Alps).

    On the same mountain as the phone box was erected is a small discreet plaque remembering a ranger who died from natural causes while on duty and whose ashes were scattered by his widow, escorted by the rangers, on the mountain.




    If you did not know where to look you would never see it. I only know it is there because I came across one of the rangers chipping away at the rock to make the hole for the plaque to sit into. He had worn out one tungsten chisel and was wearing out a second one. Wicklow/Dublin granite is hard stuff.
    As I said to him, if I don't ask what you are doing I wont be able to sleep for wondering. He told me about the rangers and his late friend.

    Bringing able enthusiasts into officially sanctioned organisations seems a great way of putting often retired peoples knowledge, ability and good will to use for the good of society.


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    The Vegans are certainly becoming more visible around Dublin.

    Stradbrook:


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    Five lamps:




    The website mentioned on the "meat is dead" sticker is a commercial vegan outfit: https://www.rootsofcompassion.org/en


    The Vegan Society of Ireland website is : http://www.vegan.ie/


    One more interesting site: http://irishvegan.ie/

    And from the above site:



    Well we sure have come a long way from An Gorta MÓr.


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    Dun Laoghaire is a poetic sort of place. Someone started using the slogan "try poetry". AND then they DID!


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    We had some family business in Wales and England. Beautiful interesting countries both with great people. Will be reporting on some lamppost findings in next post but for now, somewhere in deepest England:

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