New place to hang photographs

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12 Responses to New place to hang photographs

  1. Kelly says:

    What a great venue! And so totally different from the library. When will you get to show there?

    • Vincent says:

      I can open in two weeks. And it is a rather amazing venue. I could open now but between one thing and another I’m thinking the week of the 13th. The venue is up above the loggia.

      • Kelly says:

        Thanks for giving us the outside view as well as the interiors. I like being able to envision it all. It looks like you’ll have a variety of lighting options depending on where in the room you place each photo. I’d probably overthink things trying to get it set up. I bet you’ll get a whole different crowd there, too. 🙂

        • Vincent says:

          It’s a good deal bigger that the photographs show. You could fit a car into one of the windows, and certainly through the arches below. What I’m going to do is do four large ones for the end walls and the small ones from the last show along the wall opposite the windows.

  2. Sage says:

    Appears to be a nice venue. Congratulations.

    • Vincent says:

      Yes, and right in the middle of town too. It’s at the nexus of the main streets.

  3. Kimberly says:

    Oh wow! It’s a great space. How fun!
    I just love the brick.
    What is the place used for? It looks to be set up for a presentation of some kind. Is it used regularly so there is a lot of traffic?

    • Kimberly says:

      Your post didn’t appear on my blogroll again until just now, and it says it was posted 9 hours ago. I wish I could figure out why.

      • Vincent says:

        I have a feeling there’s a few things going on. I’m at the very limits of WordPress, soon I’ll have to ddecide to pay or change platforms. And google is having one of it’s regular hissyfits.

    • Vincent says:

      It’s not brick but a stone, Some of it cut, most not. It’s been faced with cut stone. If you look at the internal walls that would have had a few inches of plaster and where it didn’t matter that it was the local rubble stone that made up 85% of the building. But the outside was cut and dressed. And I suspect it was imported, I don’t know if it came from the UK, but or simply outside the local. I must ask.

      The history of the thing is chequered. It was build because the town was filled with English who were royalists and when Cromwell pounded the crap out of it during the Irish phase of the English Civil War they left a hole. This was filled with the building. So it began life as a mix of tax office, court house and whatever else was needed. Eventually, the pillars were removed and the upper floors held up with huge timbers and then the place became a pub. Cooneys. They were old and the place fell-into a disrepair such the front wall was falling forward. Years of hand wringing followed for none knew -locally-what to do with it. Then the OPW took it in hand. And there followed years of it being a forgotten hole in the middle of town.
      FF, now it’s the tourist office and has the gallery fittings. Soon, 15th of May in fact, it will become the venue for Civil Ceremonies of Marriage. Which frankly was a huge fuss over nowt. Before this the various churches across the country and the general registrar’s office in Dublin and Cork were the only places to marry. And rather than vest the person rather than the place they expanded the places vested, idiots. So now if you were a non-denom or skeptic rather than get married ad a pretty spot at a hotel , say, they have to spring for this venue too.

      • Kimberly says:

        Oh, yes, stone. I looked at the shape and had brick on the brain. 🙂
        It makes for a very cozy spot, and it’s an interesting building. I enjoyed reading the history you shared, and it’s kind of fun to be setting up in a place that has it…although most of your buildings probably have “a past”
        Will the ceremonies be in this room with your photos?
        So what you are saying is that if you don’t marry in a church, these places are the only ones who can perform the ceremony? Officials aren’t able to go out to other venues and perform them? Here, a wedding can happen anywhere and anyone can be the officiant of it. I have friends who have signed up for their certificate online and then officiated a wedding days later. Is that because things have been really tied to the church and they want to limit or discourage the civil ceremonies? I would have thought, in your country’s landscape, women would be dying to marry outside in it, weather permitting of course.

        • Vincent says:

          They would. All they would need is a huppa thing to form focus. And if the huppa was too Jewish call it an arch, bower, whateves’.
          Make life for photographers vastly easier too, different anyway, by not shooting in dark buildings.

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