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On Friday night.

The ‘Empty? Occupy!’ mural on North Frederick Lane, Dublin 1, was painted over with black paint.

The mural was on a wall around the corner from 34, North Frederick Street, which was occupied by housing activists for a number of weeks until they were evicted on September 11.


Pics: Brian Lawless and Niall Jackson

The Darkest Colour – a photo series by self taught 23 year old Gabonese photographer Yannis Davy Guibinga. To wit:

The series is set in front of a matte black background and features two nude models whose skin has also been painted black. The works seek to unpack the negative aspects of the both the colour and its symbolism.

More of his work here.


The Rolls Royce Dawn Black Badge – an 593 hp 6.6L twin-turbo V12 ultra premium, ultra dark version of the regular bourge-mobile.

With a black canvas top, black chrome headlights, black leather interior, black grille and black Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament, Rolls Royce claim the paint job is the ‘deepest black’ ever to grace any automobile.


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Ballycotton Island and Lighthouse, east Cork

Thomas Breathnach writes:

“I thought this was pretty cool. I took a trip out to Ballycotton Lighthouse yesterday in my home of East Cork, only to realise that the tower I’ve been looking across the bay over the years is actually black….

It turns out that as far as my guide and Google know, it is one of only three black lighthouses in the world (the others are in Victoria and Texas). Why, is anyone’s guess but either way it just adds a further USP to East Cork along with Trabolgan and Darina Allen’s banana bread. Who knew?!”

There you go now.

Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours