Thursday, January 05, 2012

Eve Arnold RIP

Eve Arnold has died 1912 to 2012 not a bad innings.

She was one of the famous photographers who was a member of the Magnum photographic cooprative in Paris.

Just have a look at her work, she put in a great life looking through her lens.

Go back and look at the portfolios of the other members.Steve McCurry and the founder Henri Cartier Bresson.

My eye infection I had is nearly gone after 6 or more weeks.
Taxi drivers if they are lucky have to handle money, then you have a tear in your eye and rub it off with germs on your hand and infect your eye.
Some people thought I was crying, it was all a bit odd really.
So the work is now gone, along with the eye infection.

A foreign driver had a problem at the rank because he didn't now where Gorey was. The other taxi driver behind him told him that it is one of those places that is hard to find, so the passenger went with the other driver all the way to Co.Wexford.

We don't know all the streets for sure, but all taxi drivers should now where all the hospitals are, most of the Embassies and all the villages which make up our city.
One taxi driver told me that he was flagged down near the Summit pub in Howth. Hello I am looking for the Portmarnock sports hotel said the driver. He asked the lady(who was English) where she had come from. She had come from the City center and there was €36 on the meter.
He told her that she was now further from her destination than when she started.
He had people in his car so he couldn't take them, so he gave directions and told them which landmarks to look out for and he also told the driver that the journey should only cost €26 and told the girls not to pay one cent more.

This is a problem which is commonplace now in Dublin as illegal drivers share rented taxies, perhaps only one driver is insured. But you need to know that your driver knows the city, you need to know that his past history had been checked out, that he has no criminal record etc..
So if the driver is illegal, he is nor insured or his past is a secret.
Checks were not being done very well in the old days either. The man at the center of the X case. (Sex with a minor who became pregnant)He got a PSV licence and the Garda had the gall to say that they only checked him back to the address he gave them.
The fact that he had been reported to the carriage office as being a sex offender by other taxi drivers who knew him and was not stopped before he raped yet another young girl. The reasons why nothing was done would be a story worth hearing.

Here is a useful link to help your taxi journey wherever you are in the world.

I just thought I would stick this in for your enjoyment.

As you can hear Papa (the baker) had a good voice as well

For my Brazilian friends, fellow blogger Taaxitramus

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