There has been some debate lately as to whether the, now closed, Poolbeg Power Station chimney stacks should be demolished.
The stacks are a landmark of Dublin city, but would resources be better spent elsewhere rather than on the structural repair and upkeep of these icons? Only a few years a go Dublin’s iconic Ballymun towers were demolished. Should all iconic buildings / architectural features be preserved? One designer suggested making a skybridge, turning the stacks into a tourist attraction similar to the London Eye or Sydney Opera House. Personally, I think they should be turned into launch towers, somewhere we can fire or catapult all the corrupt politicians into outer space – which is where many of them seem to already inhabit!
What do you think?
This photo was taken in 2010, on another icon; a Leica M6 loaded with 17yrs out of date Kodachrome.
Three of my images have been selected to show at Drinking The Fix Exhibition, which is part of the PhotoIreland Festival 2014. The show takes place at In-Spire Galerie, 56 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin, and runs from 10th – 25th July.
Delighted to be – once again – part of the wonderful PhotoIreland Festival.
The photos are part of a body of work made during a two year period in central Finland. These three were taken during the final throes of Winter, April/May, 2010.