10 August 2009

Sunday comes and sunday goes

With the government in danger of collapse, Biffo's leadership in question, and the prospect of a November election very much on the cards, the Very Understanding Girlfriend and I decided to take yesterday off, it being a religiously mandated day of rest, albeit mandated by religions neither of us subscribe to, and spent most of the afternoon in the Botanic Gardens.

I hadn't been there in a while, and TVUG had never been, so it was a great experience for both of us, though we couldn't quite escape the feeling that we were living the life of a pair of sixty year-olds. To combat this we walked back into town from Glasnevin (trying doing that on a zimmerframe!) and dropped into Seomra Spraoi, Dublin's very own autonomous social centre off Mountjoy Square. We hung around for a bite to eat, a cup of tea and a showing of "Coconut Revolution", a short film about the revolutionary and ecological uprising on the Pacific island of Bougainville in the nineties, and all in all a good time was had by all.

The photos in the composite pictures above were taken on my iPhone, and stitched together on the phone itself with a nice little App called Autostitch, available on the App Store for the princely sum of €1.59. Its a fun program that brightens up the otherwise appallingly feature-poor camera on the 1st gen iPhone.

National Botanic Gardens
Seomra Spraoi
Coconut Revolution on Google Video

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