Monday, October 01, 2012

People in Glass Houses


The text on the window asks us to follow the steps of James Joyce. The subsequent fate of the window itself suggests an iconoclast.

That is all I have to say about the picture.

The taking of it was another matter. As soon as I had taken the picture I was approached by the doorman/bouncer of the establishment concerned and told in no uncertain terms that I could not publish the picture without the express permission of the owner. This is the first time that has ever happened to me. The nearest I came to it was in Love Lane some years ago.

Did he think I was going to imply that this was not a safe area of the city? Or that the landlord had served the stonethrower one over the eight?

It sure beats me. So, for the moment I have not named the premises concerned. But you are welcome to guess in the comments below. If we go down, we might as well all go down together.



2 comments:

blackwatertown said...

Some people are so picky! I doubt they have any right to restrict you in this way at all.

Meanwhile - You’ve just been nominated for two blog awards. By me.

To accept them you have to follow some rules – slip me a massive sum of money, list seven things, recommend some other bloggers, yadda yadda, I'm fuzzy on the details – which are here http://tinyurl.com/9yls7nc

The awards are – the Versatile Blogger Award and the One Lovely Blog Award.

There you go.

Póló said...

Window has been fixed and looks as good as new.

As for the location, I can reveal that it is the window to the left of the front door of the former Finn's Hotel where Nora Barnacle worked.