Looking Back


Photographer and filmmaker David Jazay tweetz:

TJ Downing’s shop on Benburb Street, 1992, #Dublin from my 10 year series #DublinBeforetheTiger Reflect for a moment on what we have lost.

Vintage Photographs of Dublin’s Inner City (Slate magazine, January 2016)

Previously: David Jazay on Broadsheet

19 thoughts on “Looking Back

    1. millie st murderlark

      I won’t lie. I fupping love that suit she has on. So ugly, it’s decadent.

  1. Col

    If you’re looking for rundown buildings, they’re not all lost, there’s still plenty around.
    If it’s terrible customer service from curmudgeonly shopkeepers with a limited selection, that may be harder to find. Though I’m sure they’re still out there too.

  2. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

    There used to be a little shop like that at the junction of Russell Ave and Jones Road when we were kids in Ballybough.

    Whenever we’d go in, they’d they’d make a big play of shouting in to (presumably non existent) sons in the back room
    “Be in to you in a minute with your dinner lads!”
    Then they’d turn to us
    “oh they’d eat you out of house and home those lads, the size of them”…..

    Even as kids we knew there were no sons but we played along with it.

    I’m getting very nostalgic in my old age…. :)

      1. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

        I think because they were little old ladies and we were snot nosed urchins

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      Used that same tactic when zipping up my tent in a campsite; ‘See ya later Grossburger!’

  3. newsjustin

    That tracksuit is amazing. And I’m not being a smart-alec. In that context, on that lady. Amazing.

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      They made a sh-sh-sh noise when walking – which meant anyone blessed with a tracksuit-wearing ma knew when she was on the warpath.

        1. Spaghetti Hoop

          It’s alright Bert, I changed the wording so you could clean out your mind…!

  4. Paulus

    Hands that:
    Scratched intimately
    Peeled of the rashers
    Counted out the gobstoppers
    Handled copious change
    Picked nose

    and all without being troubled by contact with soap or water from morn till night.
    (And yet here we are)

    1. Janet, I ate my avatar but I'm trying to stop

      we’d a wee shop like that at the end of the road, the auld wan died, they knocked it down and a sea of rats like something in a horror movie ran down the street

  5. Gokkers

    Reeny!, does he want a bag?, dont know!…do you want a bag love?, he wants a bag Reeny, give him a bag!

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