Out Of This World



Apollo 1?

Via Wikipedia:

The mission never flew; a cabin fire during a launch rehearsal test at Cape Kennedy Air Force Station Launch Complex 34 on January 27, 1967 killed all three crew members


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10 thoughts on “Out Of This World

  1. SB

    Worked here late 80s when a student…used to be very conflicted when punters were looking at the watches, dying to warn them “don’t buy that, it’s a piece of sh1t!”. Steering them to other options but they’d still buy. Invariably they’d be back a week later to return it when it stopped working

    1. Andrew

      Ha ha SB! I bought a watch in there in the late eighties! I was in my first job straight from school.
      There we were, our paths crossed, and now look at us! On the internet exchanging memories.
      It was indeed a piece of crap! I won’t hold it against you though. :)

  2. The Tec Dr

    In the summer of 1986 my parents bought a new family computer from there. We got an Atari 1040ST, a monitor and a colour printer. It replaced the Commodore Vic20 they had bought in Peats in 1980.

    1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

      oh I remember my brother teaching me programming on the commodore 64 ( well low level instruction sets at that time ) , fun stuff like make it type in blue !

  3. Jonickal

    I like David Jazay’s work, it’s a great memento of what Dublin was like during the 80s and early 90s. He deserves praise for this. However, he adds in a lot of unnecessary commentary about how the boom era (late 90s to early 00s) destroyed a lot of the urban scenes he photographed. David should look a bit closer at his photos, Dublin was falling down in the 1980s. Many of the buildings he photographed were abandoned ruins held up by steel joists and hoarding. We should preserve as much as we can of the architectural history of Dublin, however, some of the parts of Dublin, especially around Dublin 7, were decrepit by the late 1980s. There’s a lot of revisionism about what Dublin was like in the 1980s and early 90s, and it’s done through rose tinted glasses. We need to be careful about that.

    1. H

      I think his point may be that the buildings should have been restored not torn down. If you go to mainland Europe a lot of the towns an cities have preserved their historic facades and they are beautiful, sadly thus is not the case in Dublin

  4. Tarfton Clax

    Absolutely. Dublin in the eighties was a misery pit of unemployment and greyness, and smoke and smog. The music was depressingly sad, as so many local irish bands became followers of Joy Division et al. I enjoyed some of it of course, as I was young. Youth trumps most things as Countess Bathory would confirm.

    But many of the cries of.. “Dublin had more soul in the 80’s. I was there” are just harkening back to when our knees worked and our backs didn’t ache, and we had enough hair to sport a mohawk or a mullet.

    Everything enjoyable was illegal and all our friends ended up emigrating. We had Thin Lizzy, Rory Gallagher and later U2 as examples of irish success. Brilliant as they were, they didn’t fully make up for all the factories closing, the constant killings in the North of ireland and the hemorrhaging of youth from our shores.

  5. Broadbag

    I used to love going in here and picking up cheapo Codemasters games for the Amstrad from the racks in here, half of them wouldn’t work but sure you roll the dice and take your chances!

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