It’s not often we’re set a weekly photo challenge by someone from Ireland. Donncha is a Cork man, a place we must still visit. Yes, I know there will be some readers who’ll say they’ve heard me say that once too often but I promise… I’ll get there yet. Mind you, by the time I get there I won’t be able to see anything of the building Donncha has shown us in this week’s challenge… look for yourself, you’ll see what I’m on about.
Yes, Donncha shows us the demolishing of the relic in question. He also asks us to show something that captures the essence of the word. Something that means relic… something that captures the imagination. I toyed with a few ideas. Actually, I was going to prattle on about soul-searching but it wasn’t difficult for me to decide on my favourite relic. More than one, the twin Poolbeg Chimneys. I’ve previously gone so far as to dedicate whole posts to the twins and as I mentioned then, my GLW reckons I’m obsessed with the pair.
Today’s photo was taken on a bright January morning. I specifically chose this photo as it includes a few other relics which are in desperate need of restoration or at least preservation. The light coloured building in the lower right corner is known as the Pigeon House Hotel. The red brick building with its stubby chimney was Dublin’s power plant from 1903 and kept working until 1976.
I was rather taken aback while doing this post. The 20h00 local Radio NOVA news report ended with a mention that the national electricity producer is seriously considering knocking down the two stacks. Just as well I chose to show you these relics because madness may yet prevail and then we’ll never see these bastions gracing the Dublin skyline again!