21 November 2011

#OccupyDameStreet - Not a creature was stirring

I see your threatened injunction and raise you a second tent village
#OccupyDameStreet, Dublin, Sunday 20th November
With all thoughts focused on tomorrow's possible injunction the Camp was understandably quiet tonight, with most choosing to get an early night in preparation for a morning trip to the Four Courts. As if in defiance of the spectre of eviction that loomed over Dame Street, the Camp itself looked magnificent tonight, snaking around the side of the Central Bank with a new extension just constructed today.

A light mist hung in the air and the city seemed strangely deserted, even for a Sunday night. With most of the Residents gone to bed and the drunken fauna for once thankfully absent from the streets, the Camp rested in a glow of haunted melancholy, a Marie Celeste of pallets and tarp sailing through a last night of peace before the real struggle begins tomorrow.

A moment of still beauty that belied the nervous tension lying just beneath the surface, I doubt that many will sleep well tonight.

Nighttime on Occupied Dame Street
#OccupyDameStreet, Dublin, Sunday 20th November
Nighttime on Occupied Dame Street
#OccupyDameStreet, Dublin, Sunday 20th November
Nighttime on Occupied Dame Street
#OccupyDameStreet, Dublin, Sunday 20th November
Nighttime on Occupied Dame Street
#OccupyDameStreet, Dublin, Sunday 20th November
Nighttime on Occupied Dame Street
#OccupyDameStreet, Dublin, Sunday 20th November
Nighttime on Occupied Dame Street
#OccupyDameStreet, Dublin, Sunday 20th November

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1 Comments:

At 1:48 pm, Blogger lusciousblopster said...

it is strangely beautiful, and it was certainly quiet. i'm so used to it seeming like a friendly and comfortable place that i didn't notice its particular sleepiness that night.

 

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