Waiting On A Friend



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10 thoughts on “Waiting On A Friend

  1. Rob_G

    So, only there since the 70s, already fallen into disuse by the 2010s, and yet some people want us to pay to keep this useless eyesore in place?

    Knock them down, and be done with it,

    1. Cú Chulainn

      Ah, they look nice in a city with very little nice. Any chance there’s a photo from the same location today so we can the difference to the cityscape..

      1. Rob_G

        ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ and the rest, but I think if you did a straw poll, some disused industrial chimneys would not form the majority consensus of ‘things that look nice’.

        1. Cú Chulainn

          Your comment in most circumstances would of course be quite right, we need look no further than the incinerator beside to prove that. But.. there is just something about the Poolbeg chimneys that say ‘Dublin’. I don’t know why, but they just do..

          1. Rob_G

            You’re not incorrect. But it says Dublin in the same way that slagheaps says ‘parts of Wales and northern England’ – in a regrettable way. The fact that they have been around barely as long as Johnny Logan suggests to me that the charm of Dublin would survive their removal largely intact.

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