Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
From left to right: Frida Kahlo, Peig Sayers, Michael D.
love the outfits --fabulous image!
Now there's you a real motley crew!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] and there's Merle Streep beside him!!! What a wonderful social commentary Carol, great shot and great material to mull over with a nice cup of tea and (non virtual) sticky bun! The two ladies with veils over their faces as a reminder that the hijab was not the only form of face covering in use. The gentleman with the top hat looking so discomfited by mixing with the hoi-polloi and the casual boater relaxing at the back, a great start to a Flickr week!
I'd say the woman at far left is only going as far as the Spanish Arch.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyelightfilms http://www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie You're both very pass remarkable today! :) What do you reckon to the veils though? Dust? Widowhood? Modesty?
And http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyelightfilms why only to the Spanish Arch?!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lizinitaly They really are a great range across the social classes!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Spanish Arch because she looks quite Spanish in that veil. It's much more decorative than the others.
I'd say the veils are primarily to keep dust out, but knowing Galway, I'd be more worried about the rain.
There is an engraving from the Illustrated London News, 29th Nov 1879.
"Kilkenny & Thurles Royal Mail and Day Car" outside P.Fitzpatrick, Grocer.
I don't know of any other country that had Day Cars and Side Cars with the fold-down foot rests.
maps.google.com/maps?q=Eyre+Square,+The+Docks,+Galway,+Ir... think this is near the spot
Here is the Birds Eye View of Rosemary Avenue
The gaudy building was Woolworths, built on the site of Black's Royal Hotel.
In a few years time, children will ask "what's Woolworths?"
Historic OSI map maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V1,529915,725450,7,9
http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoolbeach Really? So they were unique to Ireland, then?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mogey http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoolbeach You're both spot on! Have moved the location I added this morning, thanks to the two of you.
I read a library book a few years ago all about Irish horse-drawn carriages.
The "Side Car" had 2 wheels and one horse.
It looks like the nearest today is in County Mayo.
There is a taxi rank of "Side Cars" waiting for customers outside the Adelphi Hotel.
The "Day Car" had 4 wheels and 2 horses as used by Royal Mail.
I am sure the fold-down foot rests are unique to Ireland.
Google gives very few results.
It's all coming back slowly in my memory.
The book was about Charles Bianconi who founded a network of public transport in Ireland.
It might have been "Bianconi: King of the Irish roads", publisher Allen Figis 1962
Authors Molly O'Connell Bianconi and Col. Sydney John Watson
http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackpoolbeach See, that lie down in a dark room that our bell photo drove you to, has worked wonders for your memory! :)
Great Irish ,almost a jaunting car, carriage.
A Photo right out of a Dickens Novel.
Hi, we have the exact photograph in a album.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I wonder if you are related to one of the people shown?
No, I bought the album as it had Swansea South Wales photographs in. I believe it was Charles Morgans Swansea album. Half way through it is this exact photo plus others. The album is with a friend and she directed me to this site.
It photograph is dated 27th August 86 ?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thanks. I have updated the date details above.
Apparently that's the bold Mr Bob French himself taking a selfie of himself doing a jig.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] At the back?
National Library of Ireland on The Commons Yes.. The fella standing. As seen on TV........from 50 secs into that BBC clip you linked the other day. This a wonder we didn't spot him 9 years ago.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Excellent, I have added a note on the Photo and I have included it in the "Focus on our Photographers album"
We previously argued that it was him in this photo
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ I remember that one alright and had/have my doubts if it is French.. if so it was take a very long time after the Eyre Sq. photo..
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] This is supposidly French himself? have a look....
Corrected link HERE
National Library of Ireland on The Commons unfortunately that link won't open..
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Owen, link fixed.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] How intense and serious Mr French looks! I am sure we will now be able to spot him elsewhere ...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia We live in hope!