A Visit To Dublin – 7 May 2003

7 May 2003, Dublin, Ireland

When I lived in Leicestershire I was able to frequently visit my sister and her family in Dublin. Here I am with my nephew and godson Cal, and his baby sister Penny. I imagine this was taken somewhere near Tallaght where they live.

This strip of photos comes from my series Photobooth 46 Year Project. The complete set of posts to date, can be seen in reverse order at the link Photobooth 45 Year Project (Archive) under the Categories heading in the side bar, on the right of this post.

Many of the photos in this long series are unremarkable. They make up a photographic album of my adult life, which gives me a lot of pleasure as I add each new photo to the collection. I also love the memories they bring back, when I write about them for this blog.

For those of you who are new subscribers or visitors to this blog, UK artist Dick Jewell made a video using photos from this project in 2012. It can be seen on Vimeo here.

 

31 comments
  1. The Monsoonfamily's Mum said:

    Loved the video. Such a good idea!

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    • Wow, you watched it? Thanks!! It is a bit too long for most people. We are so used to 2 minute Facebook videos. It has been exhibited in one or two art galleries around the world all due to Dick being a dedicated artist. I feel really proud that he wanted to use my collection. It is already 6 years old and I have dozens more images now. He needs to do an update! Thanks again! Kate.

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      • The Monsoonfamily's Mum said:

        To be honest I did find it a bit long. But I like the idea. I wondered if Amélie Poulain’s Nino would have done the same with his album in a futuristic version of the film?!

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        • I wonder? I would almost kill to get hold of that album. It must’ve existed in reality. I hope it is in a Museum of the Moving Image somewhere in the world.

          Yes, even I find it a bit long! 😁. There are photos in there that I’d definitely edit out now, too. I’ve not seen it on display in a gallery but I think it is on a loop and feeds into other photobooth works that Dick has done.

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          • The Monsoonfamily's Mum said:

            I miss old fashion photo booths where you actually got 4 pictures. I used to play in them too quite a lot!

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            • Hmm 🤔, that interests me a lot! I’ve done a few posts of other bloggers collections. If you were happy to share any, I’d love to do a post and a shoutout for your blog.

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              • The Monsoonfamily's Mum said:

                I’ve been reorganizing my attic which was full of boxes of all sorts! I’ll try to recuperate a few good ones for you 😉

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            • I weep that I won’t be there to see the whole exhibition! I need to do a binge watch of the films. I’ve seen most of them but once, twice, is never enough. Thank you for the link!!

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              • The Monsoonfamily's Mum said:

                Guess where I’ve been these last two days? I drove to Paris where I spent 2 days and… I went to the exhibition!!!!!!

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    • Hell, yes! I was already struggling with my health back then, but at least I could get out and about a lot more. X x x 😘

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  2. Leicestershire? Where? I used to live in Quorn and cycle into the city along the canal tow-path.

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    • That is interesting, Tony. I worked mostly in Shepshed, so not far from Quorn. I lived in South Knighton in Leicester.

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      • I rode my bike more than using any other form of transport while living there. We didn’t have a car.

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  3. The expression on Penny’s face is so sweet! You guys all look like you are having the best of times!

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  4. Kelly Barndt said:

    You look so happy!! I love the colors!!

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    • Thanks Kelly! Yes, there are not so many colour photos on this blog. I have found some lovely ones of people from all over the USA from the 1970s that I had stored in a forgotten box. The colours in some are stunning!

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  5. A caring hen with her chickens.

    This video, with its beautiful soundtrack, made me feel like as it was autumn and I was seeing the leaves falling from a tree.

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  6. Brett said:

    The strip with you and your nephews is cute. But OMG — the Vimeo video is fabulous! Really great! Kudos to you for collecting these images of your self over such an extensive period. What a wonderful collaboration with Dick Jewell that resulted in the video. 🙂 🙂

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    • Thanks so much for checking it out, Brett! It was a real joy to get the chance to work with Dick. He is an extremely talented man.

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