19 April, 2020

playing music

and sharing the bench with Irish writer, Oscar Wilde (left) and Estonian writer, Eduard Vilde (right) in Galway City.  The Eduard Wilde statue was presented to Galway when Estonia joined the EU in 2004.


Photo taken: april 2014

41 comments:

  1. A private concert … the man with the phone does not seem interested!
    Have a nice Sunday, Bill!

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  2. When we were there there was a queue to sit between them so we let that pass but have still a nice photo from nearly the same spot Bill.

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  3. A couple of real heavyweights on backing vocals.

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  4. The guitar player has a captive audience.
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  5. Yes I remember this very well, SC mentioned it already here above.

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  6. Looks good and the busker has a few bob in the case too.

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  7. It is amazing that in his day Oscar Wilde was jailed for the very nature of his genes, and now we have statues to commemorate him. He would be amazed to see it, but I am not sure he would be delighted. He would doubtless have a few bons mots, however.

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  8. I hope the musician does better by the end of his song...he wouldn't get much to eat with those coins. I like urban art, and now I will have to learn about Vilde, who I've never heard of...as I imagine most Irish people wouldn't either.

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  9. I've wanted to go to Galway City ever since watching the Jack Taylor shows. Good catch, Bill!

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  10. Once could certainly be in worse company.

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  11. I sat in that very spot, in 2015, right next to Oscar Wilde. That night there was a full moon over Galway Bay. Beautiful, a memory that still brings me great pleasure.

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  12. Oh that is so beautiful! Piece of history to remember whenever people see those monuments. I have heard about Galway through the movie PS I Love You and it was a very beautiful movie. One song that was played there was entitled Galway Girl which talks about a girl with hair that was black and eyes that were blue. Catchy song

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  13. Very cool. I love statuary of real people
    MB

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  14. I like seeing statues like this one.

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  15. Beautiful statues but few coins ....

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  16. It's a good think this musician has Wilde and Vilde there for an audience.

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  17. Well, they cannot harm him at least.
    Found some cool jeweller stuff and suggested to my Brother to try, it, too, he´s a Goldsmith, amongst other.
    He never spoke to me ever since, he has "enough to do" ... Stupid, old Sisters should keep quiet, huh.
    A nice evening to you, Bill.

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  18. I can see this musician has an attentive audience, but they seem unmoved.

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  19. Looks like a great spot for a little music. The sun is even shining on him. :)

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  20. Love the statues and street music so that's a win win!

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  21. They both seem to listen with great care. What a wonderful image Bill.

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  22. Parece que las estatúas, se hubieran girado para escucharlo.

    Buenas Noches.

    Besos

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  23. I like the photo and I love street music.

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  24. hmmmm... I think that'a bit too close!

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  25. What cool sculptures - neat photo.

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  26. Playing music between 2 great writers! Lovely capture.

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  27. A musician is never without an audience in that spot, and he can snuggle as close as he'd like.

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  28. The guitar guy has some pretty impressive company there!

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  29. Hi Bill.

    Looks cozy.
    Nice boost in this bad time.

    Greeting from Patricia.

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  30. He is in very good company there Bill 😊

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  31. A lovely picture …

    All the best Jan

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