POTD – Molly Malone, a drunk, a passerby and a tourist cliché

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  • joeCanuck

    Who do you think is the saddest? The young man saddled with the banks’ debt, the drunk, or the idiot who is forced to sacrifice his dignity to put food on the table?

  • wild turkey

    moochin

    well at least molly malone is in the frame which i guess covers your butt on int’l womens day

    joe

    the young man is leggin it out of the country. pronto

    three to four years ago the “drunk” was a major residential property developer

    and the lepruchan? obviously a recently unemployed fianna fail td still doin the “ach bejasus, everythings grand” routine.

  • Niall

    Spot the stereotype – which one, there’s four in the picture

  • Beaverbrook

    An aside: I was walking past same statue last year when this breathless American tourist came running down the street shouting back at her husband “Quick, quick, John its Molly Malone!”

  • tuatha

    Molly’s decolletage seems oddly well polished.
    The passerby is the future, wired into his own, limited world, the bucklin the past and the gent … err… having a smoke the eternal.

  • Good shot or lucky shot? The drink and the leprechaun and Ms Malone were going nowhere. Could you have got a better shot? Good one nonetheless

  • Reader

    joeCanuck: the idiot who is forced to sacrifice his dignity to put food on the table?
    His dignity is safe, unless that’s his real face.

  • Nordie Northsider

    Beaverbrook wrote: An aside: I was walking past same statue last year when this breathless American tourist came running down the street shouting back at her husband “Quick, quick, John its Molly Malone!”

    I was walking in the Botanical Gardens in Glasnevin and saw a group of Americans posing by the statue of Socrates. ‘Did you realise Socrates was Irish?’ said the one with the camera.

  • andnowwhat

    Jesus, I can’t even have a wee drink without some git posting it on a website……BURP

  • john

    Is that not Brian Cowen as the leprechaun I heard he got a new job and as for the drunk its probably Enda Kenny in 2 weeks time after he has had a proper look at Irelands accounts

  • @alanmaskey

    If i hadn’t dawdled on my way up the road i wouldn’t have been here at this moment in time.
    If i hadn’t positioned myself with the view to making a photograph i wouldn’t have got this photo……in other words timing and luck do have a part to play, there are many many variables at play when taking street photos. As a matter of fact the leprechaun took his head off moments later and i wasn’t lucky enough to get a good shot of that as luck meant that there were alot of people walking past.
    And i probably could have got a better shot if i wasn’t experimenting with an iphone and the problems of shutterlag didn’t come into play but i am not blaming the tool just sayin .

  • and to quote Gary Player

    “The more i practice the luckier i get”

  • Niall

    BORING

  • care to expand on that insightful comment Niall?

  • Niall

    Not the picture, no as always, your contributions are very interesting, often entertaining. Particularly the dishevelled bunting; that was a classic. Both the picture and the discussion that followed.

    No, I meant the comments. Surely for a blog, the picture should generate a response and its use/quality/whatever is only so good as the discussion it generates.

    And although the picture is clearly a stoke of luck (Gary Player quote accepted) and interesting, the discussion is/was not.

    Plus, at the time of the BORING comment, I was slightly annoyed that several other stories had yet and have since still not been posted for discussion on the site. So not the picture, the thread and the site generally at the time – and still, a bit BORING.

  • Thanks for the clarification…..what other stories do you think need covered?