Photographer's Note

A Squirrel in Dublin

I found this large 3D artwork, depicting a red squirrel on the wall of the Workshop Gastro Pub near the junction of Tara Street and George’s Quay in the centre of Dublin. It is a work by Portuguese artist Artur Bordalo, aka Bordalo II and is part of his series “Trash Animals”, whose aim is to raise awareness around environmental issues. It was installed about a year ago and is made entirely from waste material.

For more information about this artwork, see this article in The Irish Times (April 20, 2017): Have You Seen It? The Story Behind The Giant Squirrel on Tara Street.

Another photo from an alternative viewpoint is found in the WS.

The foreground features a number of posters, including one for the Irish referendum about abortion rights, which was held on May 25. Each and every lamppost in the country had at least one referendum campaign post (and I am not exaggerating), when we were in Dublin, even though it was more than three weeks until the referendum.

Click here for a larger version.

Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/1600 sec
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 861/100 mm
Date Taken: 2018-04-27 16:04
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1928 kb

Photo Information
Viewed: 1867
Points: 78
  • None
Additional Photos by Lars Zwemmer (Tue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11130 W: 57 N: 19218] (71978)
View More Pictures