“in the first glow of such a February sun”: Gerald Blount’s walk in Dublin

As part of my Phd research on depictions of Dublin in visual art, I have also been looking at written descriptions of the city through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. While my main source has been guidebooks, in the past few weeks I’ve concentrated on other written sources – fiction, drama, and poetry. One ofContinue reading ““in the first glow of such a February sun”: Gerald Blount’s walk in Dublin”

#fridayfocus… Goodbye to the Creation Arcade (1959-2013)

Yesterday, demolition was the fate of Dublin’s first, and once premier shopping arcade, as seen in this post from Broadsheet. Officially opened on the 3 December 1959 by the then Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor P.A Brady, T.D. A full report of it’s building, opening and facilities was given in the eponymous magazine, Creation, The Magazine of FashionContinue reading “#fridayfocus… Goodbye to the Creation Arcade (1959-2013)”

A Stranger’s Notebook on Dublin

A Stranger’s Notebook on Dublin This evening I came across this fascinating documentary on Dublin on the RTE Player. Made by a Polish producer in the 1960s, it opens combines footage of the city with quotes from James Joyce, and different Dubliners talking about the changing city. One of the most interesting parts is lookingContinue reading “A Stranger’s Notebook on Dublin”