The Herald’s take on the row regarding the establishment of a permanent gallery to house Sir Hugh Lane’s art collection.
Patrick Hawe writes
Gordon Brewster, cartoonist, born 1889, died in Howth, Bloomsday [June 16], 1946…
Ahead of his time, in fairness.
Dublin Divided, 1913 (HughLane)
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Formidable matrons att the foot of Nelson’s Pillar, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.
Yesterday: I Can See Your House From Here
Pic by Clarence W. Sorensen via University of Wisconsin
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Two rarely-seen images of views from the top of Nelson’s Pillar, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 prior to its destruction at the hands of Horatio-hating republicans.
Name those jammers, anyone?
Pics Clarence W. Sorensen via University of Wisconsin
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March 8, 1966.
O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.
A half-Nelson’s Pillar (including skinny guard photobomb).
Name that maroon jammer, anyone?
Extra points for the lorries!
Via Photos of Dublin
Pic: National Library of Ireland
O’Connell Street, Dublin from Nelson’s Pillar, 1964. (top pic facing south; bottom pic facing north)
Photographer (as yet) unspecified.
(Thanks Tom Moylan)
Donal from Come Here To Me! sez:
Wondering if you can help us with this. I recently bought a
well-thumbed second hand book on Nelson’s Pillar. Opening second hand books you never know what will fall out, but this was a surprise.
A great picture of three kids on top of the Pillar in ’59, along with their first names and a rather rare view – the viewing platform itself.
I’m curious to know where they are today? Are they Dubs or visitors? Whoever wrote the details in pen called it ‘Nelson’s Column’, very unusual here and making me suspect they may be English visitors?
National Library of Ireland tweetz:
A bird’s eye view of Dublin from top of Nelson’s Pillar, circa 1950
Rare auld times is just to the left and out of frame.