A Dublin Legend – Monochrome Madness Challenge

Phil Lynott Statue

I shot this during my time up in Dublin on Saturday for the Bram Stoker Festival. What started off as a good day, soon fell apart and could have been a disaster, but its all perspective! Philip Parris “Phil” Lynott was a singer, bassist, musician, songwriter and poet whom was probably best known as the front man of one of the greatest Rock bands of all time Thin Lizzy. From the humble beginnings in Dublin with bands such as Skid Row, Philo  as he is fondly referred to in Dublin went on to be a true Rock Star  right up until his death on 4 January 1986. He was 36 years old. In 2005, a life-size bronze statue of Phil Lynott was unveiled outside Bruxelles Bar on Harry Street, off Grafton Street, Dublin. So if you are into Black & White photography as much as I am, then I highly recommend that you head on over to Leanne Cole’s blog where you can either contribute your own B&W images or view the images of some really good photographers. The Challenge goes live later today depending on your time zone 🙂

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About edmooneyphotography

Photographer, Blogger, Ruinhunter, with an unhealthy obsession for history, mythology and the arcane.
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13 Responses to A Dublin Legend – Monochrome Madness Challenge

  1. Von Simeon says:

    Awesome statue! Certainly got those thin legs right.

  2. Thanks for the story Ed. Nice photo too. I’ve been following Leanne’s blog for awhile and am learning something new… nice for you to point (us) her way 😉

  3. socialbridge says:

    Gorgeous photo. Phil was very much a part of my formative years.

  4. Leo says:

    Monochrome is great for detail, I miss my film camera and developing, printing and enlarging.

  5. Debunker says:

    I well remember hearing of his death. I was in Dún Laoghaire at the time. He was an absolute legend. I’m intrigued by your comments above. Why was it nearly a disaster, Ed, or is it too painful to talk about? 🙂

  6. Debunker says:

    Some days the place is coming down with them, then when you really need one … Bain sult as Oíche Shamhna, a Ed! 🙂

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