Saturday, September 26, 2009

1759-2009: 250 Years of the Black Stuff

Photographs by © Nuno Reis Gonçalves, taken at the Harry Byrnes Pub, on the 24th of September 2009, Dublin, Ireland, the day we celebrated the 250 Years of a stout beer called Guinness, well known in Ireland as the "Black Stuff", that gives you strength and it's good for you. Congratulations to Arthur Guinness!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Dublin Series - New Terminal

The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) is to build a new €395m terminal at Dublin Airport capable of handling up to 15 million passengers per year.

© Nuno Reis Gonçalves

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Dublin Series - Barber Shop

The modern barber pole originated in the days when bloodletting was one of the principal duties of the barber. The two spiral ribbons painted around the pole represent the two long bandages, one twisted around the arm before bleeding, and the other used to bind is afterward. Originally, when not in use, the pole with a bandage wound around it, so that both might be together when needed, was hung at the door as a sign. But later, for convenience, instead of hanging out the original pole, another one was painted in imitation of it and given a permanent place on the outside of the shop. This was the beginning of the modern barber pole. (

© Nuno Reis Gonçalves