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General Post Office, Dublin
The columns in front of the General Post Office on O'Connell Street are dotted with bullet holes from the fighting during the Easter Rising in 1916.
I'm here with a group of students from my university. I was fascinated to hear one of them share her observation en route from Cork to Dublin Monday on the bus, that she saw a convoy of military vehicles, and they had a British flag on the back. She was confused, until on our tour yesterday of sacred Celtic sites, the guide said that Monday the last British troops pulled out of Ireland.
Update: Jimbo pointed out that the man in the photo resembles P.H. Pearse, which I did not know. But I did consciously imagine this man being representative of the leaders of the Easter Rising. If you're interested, look at the photo of Pearse at this site and compare.
ISO: 82 shutter: 1/160 fstop: 3.3 focal length: 31.3mm
Category: People, Places, Buildings, Ireland, Black and White