Posts tagged “taxidermy”

Observing Dublin (part 1 of 2)

Last week I was in Dublin for the IxDA Student Design Challenge (more on that coming soon). I had a chance to stroll about (in the cold!) and get some pictures, here are a few favorites, with part 2 coming tomorrow.

You can’t understate the prominence (relevance?) of Guinness

The Museum of Natural History. A big, big room crammed with more dead stuffed animals than you possibly imagine.

Rolling advertisements.

Occupy and social media.

Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott.

Aspiration meets reality.

Local hero Colm Meaney.

Why, indeed?

The Liffey at night.

Samuel Beckett Bridge.

Services you didn’t know you needed.


Retail experience at Cabela’s

One of the highlights of Kansas City was the chance to check out Cabela’s, a hunting/fishing/camping superstore. Although it’s chock full of animal killing products (and animal killing accessories), it manages to (in that way that the hunting community has always done) reframe this as pseudo-conservation and love for animals. The awe-inspiring amount of taxidermical displays feels like a trip to the national history museum, but the outdoor grill right next to one of the displays reveals the true nature of the endeavor. Lots of surprise and general challenges to my own perspectives made for a fun visit.

Here is a flickr set of my photos.


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