Vintage Dublin city footage.

In the modest, single decker days of the early 1990s.

Includes the now-removed, jacuzzi-based, loose-moraled Anna Livia sculpture.

Good times.

27 thoughts on “City Of Imps

  1. paul

    I both miss and don’t miss so many things in this video. Fond memories but I’m glad they are in the past. Dull and ochre-like colours in paint, tinny cars and lumpy jeans (that are back unfortunately). Even the Imp buses, bright as they were, were stolid and cramped featuring the sort of dodgy schlock logo that became more common the closer you got to the iron curtain. They were great though, some became Nitelink ticket vans after that I think.

    I get the impression that Ireland was overcast for pretty much all of the 90’s.

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    1. george

      I think you’re mistaking the old camera and footage for the actual colour of the place. Most of those buildings are the same colour today.

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      1. paul

        I’ve worked with footage like this before (2 pleasant years working in the IFI) so my brain automatically translates the colour. There was a lot more brown, taupe and those burnt orange and warm yellow colours around then.

        Watching the trends over the past twenty years and we’ve been steadily trending away from ‘earthy’ and towards pastel colours and striking neon and sub-neon colours.

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  2. Optimus Grime

    Ah man I miss the oul imp! I used to get it from Kimmage into town. And those citylink buses. I used to get the Number 3 which ran across the city from Drumcondra to Belfield via Ennis if I am not mistaken

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    1. paul

      she’s up near Heuston station, Google maps tells me it’s in ‘Croppies Memorial Park’ (didn’t know the name), near the Ashling Hotel.

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      1. Dr.Fart

        wow! that’s some good digging up there, Bodger. Right back to 2010. Thanks a mill! SO she’s still knockin around.. seems like she doesn’t have as much notoriety in her new spot in a gardens no one heard of down off the N4. Used to be the talk of the town. sad. vote FG out and get Anna back to O’Connell street!

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        1. Spaghetti Hoop

          I hated the floozie on O’Connell Street. Full of fast food garbage, cigarette butts and surrounded by gurriers. She looks ta peace now in the Croppies.

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