Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Free show coming

The bridge sitting on its barge.
Click on the photo to enlarge it.

The destination.

Tugs sit at the ready to push and pull.

We are all ready for a free show worthy of the discovery channel, our newest bridge the "Samuel Beckett" sits on a barge ready to be floated into place.
The wind was a bit strong at the weekend which delayed things.

Here is a good link
The designer of the bridge is world famous and was a big fan of James Joyce, because of that he agreed to design the Bridge at Blackhall place.
I told that to an American lady once and she said "All you Irish cab drivers are so full of shit!" To the horror of her friends I might say.
I just pointed to the sign which was still there at the time.
"He was also chosen to build the monument for the Twin Towers. Hows that for a load of shit?."

Some people you can't take anywhere. And if you do take them you have to go back yourself later and apologize.
It is a sight to see sitting there. I am looking forward to the day when it will be in its place and the sculpture by Anthony Gomely is standing beside it,.He designed th e"Angel of the North" that I featured here a few weeks ago.

It will be massive!.

Great feats of engineering were completed in times of economic depression.
The Empire State, Hoover Dam, Route 66 and many more. Costs a lot less when skills are cheaper.

Taxi times are BAD,,REALLY BAD.

No work and no place on the ranks to wait for work.

Seems like the European elections are not going to make a difference either, but a politician got into a taxi to go to a funeral and was given the grand tour of the city by a taxi driver who nether knew where he was or where he was going to. The driver had no English either and ignored "Stop" all the time.

Kathleen Doyle the regulator has been informed.

He missed the funeral too after coming from Galway.
I don't know what the solution is but doing nothing is not the answer.

1 comment:

  1. Paddy3:29 PM

    John, Even a newspaper in Canada has a comment on the taxi situation in Dublin. Here is the link. Paddy.