Monday 26 October 2009

Crazy Cars?

Or car crazy?
En Espanol - El loco coches???

Sunday 25 October 2009

The Irish Museum of Modern Art

Today I visited the Irish Museum of Modern Art (or IMMA as it is better known) in The Royal Hospital in Kilmainham. The museum was officially opened by Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Charles Haughey in 1991 and is Ireland's main centre(center) for modern and contemporary art.
I was happily photographing some of the exhibits when an official came frantically running towards me shouting at me to STOP... Oops, I didn't realize that photography was prohibited. But for the benefit of my International Blogger friends I have just sneaked two photos (top right) into my collage. I have no idea what the two pieces are about - but that's art - well, you have to figure it out for yourself!
It was evening time when I visited IMMA and because our clocks went back one hour last night to signal the start of Winter time it was already getting dark at 4.30pm as you can see from my other photos.
However, it's a really interesting place and I will definitely go back...

Wednesday 21 October 2009

Monday 19 October 2009

Wednesday 14 October 2009

DeLorean DMC-12

I spotted this rare DeLorean in Cabra. While it is not in pristine condition this 1981 car is still very much a collector's item as only about 9000 were built at the company's factory in Dunmurry, County Antrim in 1981 and 1982, most of which were exported to the USA.
The company was founded by American entrepreneur John deLorean and his car was unusual in that it had gull-wing doors. The DMC was not an instant success and the company soon ran into financial difficulties and production ceased. But today they are sought after because of their rarity and unusual design.
A modified version of the car featured in the movie "Back to the Future" as a time machine.

Sunday 11 October 2009

Saturday 10 October 2009