July 13, 2015
On the Daily Post blog, Cheri Lucas Rowlands has invited WordPress users to share photos of doors as part of a photo challenge. For a break from my usual subjects, I’m joining in with a repost from 2010, just because.
Doors, Cheri writes, can be a source of beauty in the mundane, and in this case I love how an old building with a certain mournful, dilapidated charm was briefly transformed by an anonymous street artist into something quite magical.
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February 3, 2011
A mind is a terrible thing to taste.
The phrase “A mind is a terrible thing to waste” was coined in 1972 by Forest Long, an adman, as part of a UNCF campaign. It has since become “part of the American vernacular”.
Though the slogan is widely known, many people are unaware of its origin. (I was, until I began writing this post.) More recently, the UNCF made the phrase more prominent in its logo.
None of which has anything to do with zombies, but I was interested to discover that the phrase is so new: it has the feel of folk wisdom about it.
And I liked the graffito; zombie puns aren’t very common on the streets of Galway.
November 17, 2010
A ballerina appeared on a door on Dominick Street in Galway last year.
Sadly, she’s not there any more.
I think she clicked her heels three times…
…and woke up somewhere else.
[Note: I took the fourth photo on 18 November 2010 and edited the post to include it.]
July 20, 2009
These two photos and the next one were taken last weekend in Galway, Ireland. Photos no.4 to 6 are a bit older. Post edited to add two more photos, one from yesterday and one from March.
Here’s where the boat was (view from Nimmo’s Pier):
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