Saturday pics of the week

Pics 1-3 are by John Patton (

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Pic 1 Heron – St Stephen’s Green

Stephen’s Green is a pleasant stroll on a Sunday morning. Despite the developers and the connivance of Fianna Fail, it remains largely intact as a peaceful haven in the centre of a city which attracts its share of wild life. This heron is largely unperturbed by the camera because this is its patch where humans pass by unthreateningly.   On an Easter morning , just over a hundred years ago , the serenity of this scene was disturbed.

Pic 2 – Watch This Space

The musician has chosen his patch well beside the rather clichéd but still possibly momentous slogan. He didn’t have many listeners while I was there but he was impressive and was assured an audience as Dublin recovered from its hangover on a Sunday morning.

Pic 3 – Metropolis III

It is very unlikely that Harry Worth would sustain a tv audience nowadays but back in the innocent days of one channel, black and white, he was very successful at making a lot of a bumbling little. He came to mind when I glanced at this reflection on O’ Connell St. It also struck me that those who are obsessed with ‘numbers of immigrants’ may also be seeing double.”


Pics 4-7 are by Perkin Warbeck.

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Yesterday, the Day the Music Died.

On February 3, 1959,  Buddy Holly was killed in a plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa.

On February 3, 2017, at the EU Summit in Valletta, Malta, the music dyed its air.

From ‘Beethoven’s Ode to Joy’ to ‘Will ye go, lassie, will ye for God’s sake go’.

PIC 4:     Only one black wagon of a PM sported a flag, the one consigned to the Tradesman’s Entrance.

PIC 5:     Who knows what riches await T. Maggie May ?

PIC 6:     S’long, slán agus sahha.

PIC 7:     26 Country EU vehicles, this way, please.


(‘CEAD MILE MALTA’ by Perkin Warbeck).



2 Responses to Saturday pics of the week

  1. John Patton February 4, 2017 at 10:59 am #

    The sixteen year old ‘me’ thought my World had imploded when Holly died in 1959. Opinion among friends on pop music was divided.I was the leader of the Holly camp while McCann derided any suggestion that there was anyone even comparable to Presley. Both left their mark; many musicians since have acknowledged their indebtedness to each. However, perhaps , a little too trite to claim that the music died.

  2. moser February 4, 2017 at 11:00 am #

    Very nice.