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September 26th, 2020, 12:15 am

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September 26th, 2020, 7:56 am

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December 8th, 2020, 1:15 pm

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Re: Random photo's

December 8th, 2020, 4:56 pm

There's a Little Britain (not even Street)  near the Barbican. There used to be a nice pub there. Nice until the pub was homogenised.
 
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December 8th, 2020, 5:02 pm

There's a Little Britain (not even Street)  near the Barbican. There used to be a nice pub there. Nice until the pub was homogenised.
Too late to ask for EU grant to preserve the ethnic area.

London pubs have/had lots of atmosphere, esp. South Wimbledon.
Dublin pubs gone to the dogs: U2 and Riverdance all day. Tourists love it.
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December 8th, 2020, 5:31 pm

Last time I was in Dublin I don’t think I met any Irish. They were all Poles. So at least I could understand what they were saying.
 
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December 8th, 2020, 5:38 pm

I haven’t been to Dublin since before Poland joined the EU, and I definitely get that point.
 
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December 8th, 2020, 7:29 pm

Were you visiting Knock? The Poles flocked to Ireland after the all-clear from the Pope.
The bishop and priest in the video were both married and had children. But not to each other. I'm not kidding.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlGHLWPol3Q

It's documented
www.youtube.com/watch?v=skib_O_dcUg
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August 8th, 2021, 8:32 pm

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Re: Random photo's

August 9th, 2021, 11:29 am

There's a Little Britain (not even Street)  near the Barbican. There used to be a nice pub there. Nice until the pub was homogenised.
Too late to ask for EU grant to preserve the ethnic area.

London pubs have/had lots of atmosphere, esp. South Wimbledon.
Dublin pubs gone to the dogs: U2 and Riverdance all day. Tourists love it.
Cúchulainn - I'm not sure if I 100% agree with that.  They've only recently started playing music in the bars / pubs etc. with people being allowed back inside.  Most people sit outdoors so there's no need for U2 or Michael Flatley.  The last time I heard U2 was last year at a place in Dalkey.  According to the barman, Bono and Matt Damon supposedly like to visit, but he couldn't tell me the last time he saw either in their four walls (pub name: Finnegan's of Dalkey).  

The Boar's Head, The Ginger Man, Toner's etc. don't play music at the moment cause next to nobody is sitting inside.  Even when it's pouring down rain, everyone stands outside under cover. :)  Last year none of the places (Toner's etc.) played U2 or even Irish music.  That wasn't what their drinking public wanted to hear. I'd say people were more willing to listen to Robbie Williams than either U2 or Michael Flatley

Certain joints in Temple Bar aren't too bad, but they're few and far between.  The more interesting places are in Portobello (Kavanaghs), the Liberties (Harkin's), Dolphins Barn (The Barn House) and a few others in Harold's Cross / Drimnagh.  There's also Chasers in Ballyfermot. :D 
 
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Re: Random photo's

October 21st, 2021, 5:06 pm

What's the name of this dessert?
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October 21st, 2021, 7:24 pm

do you want us to help you with finding a name to this cake, e.g. "white chocolate can't wait" or "creamy full mouth"? or do you want people to help you identify the cake in the picture?
 
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October 21st, 2021, 11:20 pm

I'm trying to identify it :-)
 
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October 22nd, 2021, 1:12 am

It’s from the movie Marie Antoinette, and the pastry (or bon-bon) is provided by Ladurée, suggesting it’s a cream topped macaron. Or Macron. My French is very bad.
 
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October 22nd, 2021, 2:33 am

There are plenty of macarons in the film (see the large centrepieces). But the item in question seems to be too spongy to be one (see end of clip).