27 December 2008

The Christmas Day Bike Ride

Leaving Clontarf after a Pleasant Day Cycling. I am afraid I am Cheating here as it was not this Dark at 2.30 pm and the Dart Train does not Run on Christmas Day anyway or the Buses for that matter either. But you get the message well dont you NO ??? Je Suis Desole. Well OK it was a nice Picture wasnt it. Happy Christmas and a bright New Year.

The Christmas Day Bike Ride

Dry Land Stationary Sailing Boat Sculpture,on the Seafront Promenade at Clontarf.

The Christmas Day Bike Ride

Torture Massage Machine on the Seafront Promenade at Clontarf. Apparently the Idea is to stand with your back against the Yellow Post Bars and Raise the Black Bars Behind you with your Hands.

The Christmas Day Bike Ride

Spotted on the Seafront Promenade at Clontarf,the Chinese Torture Machine. These are New,there is a few of these along the Promenade.Teaching People all about Tai Chi.

A bit of Imagination at last from Dublin City Council. The Idea is to turn these with your Hands in Either Direction to the Right or Left.

A pity they the Dublin City Council do not stretch their Imagination to providing more Cycling Parking Racks around the City. Also a Bit of Imagination is called for by providing more Artistic Shaped Cycle Racks in the Shape of Bike Wheels for instance or Bicycles like they have in other European Countries instead of the Ubiquitous U Shaped mundane PlainBike Racks we have at moment. Take the Boredom out of Dublin Please.

The Christmas Day Ride

Still a few Blooms Left Flowering. I Remember that Song The Last Rose of Summer,this must be the Last Rose of Winter.

24 December 2008

Happy Christmas Joyeaux Noel Tout Le Monde

Happy Christmas Joyeaux Noel Tout Le Monde

I spotted this lovely Old Bike being used to Advertise Jack's Barbers in Montague Street off Camden Street when I was in the City of Dublin Today. It gives a nice Christmasy touch.Happy Christmas to everybody out there who Visit my Site wherever in the World you might be from, Best Wishes for the New Year.



A Group of True American Citizens Visiting Dublin from Mexico,Argentina, Peru. Singing Songs of Peace and Harmony for the World. Preaching about Mankind Destroying the Planet Earth. Calling for the People to Restore the Equilibrium of the World and not to Pollute it.Also Singing about the Conquest of America and Displacing the Original Inhabitants.

Dogs Aid Sanctuary,Meakstown, Finglas Nth County Dublin

My Dog Rocky who Died on the 30 of July 08 a former Dogs Aid Dog

Dogs Aid Sanctuary,Meakstown, Finglas Nth County Dublin

Dogs Aid Sanctuary,Meakstown, Finglas Nth County Dublin

My Bike,and the Lady who runs the Sanctuary.

Dogs Aid Sanctuary,Meakstown, Finglas Nth County Dublin

Dogs Aid Sanctuary,Meakstown, Finglas Nth County Dublin

I paid a Visit to Dogs Aid Sanctuary Yesterday 22/12/08 as I have not been there in a Good while. They had moved from a Temporary Shelter in Saint Margarets Road at the back of the Airport which they had on Loan for 10 Years to their New Permanent Home at Meakstown. I have been a Member of Dogs Aid for about 8-10 Years and I got my Dog Rocky off them in 1995. Unfortunately Rocky Died on 30 of July Last ,He had to be put to Sleep as he Collapsed and could not get up anymore owing to very Bad Arthritis. He was 13 1/2 Years Old. Dogs Aid has been in Exiestance since I think 1987 and was Founded by Two Women in Ballymun. They could not bare to see Animals Suffering after having been Lost and eventually Ending up in the Dog Pounds and then being put to Sleep . Dogs Aid has a Policy of not putting to sleep any Animal unless it is in Great Pain or Suffering and only at the very last resort,and will try everything to get the Animal Healthy and possibly into a good Home or else they will keep them themselves where they can Live Happily ever after in the Sanctuary. I give them a few Bob sometimes and have Helped them the very very odd occasion. They need People to Contribute to help them as it is very costly to Feed the Animals ,and they have to built the New Sanctuary. So if you can send them a few Bob they are in Dire need always. You can buy A few Bricks for €20 Euro Each and get a Lovely Brick Lego Key Ring for each Brick. Contact Dogs Aid at www.dogsaid .ie. They also do T Shirts as well as Collections in various Supermarkets. Thank you. They are situated at ,go up Mc Kee Avenue past the small Roundabout and go up to Charlestown and at the Roundabout turn left and then right for Meakstown Cottages and at the bottom of Meakstown Cottages go through the Gates and follow the Road down to the Sanctuary.

10 December 2008

Cycle Path at Fairview Park

Typical when coming in to the City of Dublin on the Cycle Path beside Fairview Park ,somehow there is always a Pedestrian walking on the Cycle Path inspite of the signs on the Ground.

You give a Ding Ding Ding on your Bell and say excuse me and they give a little Jump with the Fright and Apologise.

They are nearly always Walking with their back to you.

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03 December 2008

The Bowl of Flowers.

A bit of Cheer on these Frosty Winter Days.The Bowl of Flowers outside my Hall Door. I thought these were Dying out in October but suddenly went Mad and started Flowering again about a Month ago,Nice for Christmas.

GPO O'Connell Street

Display in the GPO.

Nativity Display of Moving Figures, in the GPO O'Connell St

Big Jim Larkin,O'Connell St.

Big Jim Larkin Surveys all from his Podium,stirring the Workers to fight against Oppression in the Workplace. Dont let the Buggers get you down.

christmastime in O'Connell St.

Princes Street,beside the GPO.

It is better to take your Bike away from Here when it is Nightime. It gets Deserted Here and very Quiet.

O'Connell Street.

Central Promonade in O 'Connell Street

There is not enough Racks for Bike Parking in the City we could do with more of them.