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*Somewhere in the North of Ireland …………

Have you seen No. 29a ?, I heard this voice say.

I thought I was alone, I got up off the ground and looked around. Cloth cap, grey hair, bald and receding in the centre, about seventy if he was a day, a North Dublin accent to be sure.

I was looking for the bus with number 29a on it he said again. Had I seen it, I wasn’t sure, there’s a group of about ten or twelve over there, it might be there, I replied.

29a ran from Eden Quay out to Newgrove Cross, via Fairview, Killester and through Rahenny Village. I was on it for twenty-eight years he said. When they retired me I heard they retired it as well. Somebody told me they sent them up North, about twenty four of them.

Well you’ve come to the right place I said, this place has got old buses everywhere. He talked, more like rambled on for ages about Leyland Atlantean’s and Routemasters and other old buses, but none of them meant anything to me.

He headed off into the distance over to the other buses I’d seen earlier and I never saw him again.

They were the dead Dublin buses, and I guess this place was the terminus*

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ragman

From Mill Isle, Ireland tradiional monochrome photographic artist specialises in abstract realism and the interplay of light and shade. Space, Shape, Shade & Structure and story-telling

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Comments

  • Michael Jordan
    Michael Jordanover 6 years ago

    The buses graveyard…love the mono conversion works well with this image!

  • roybarry
    roybarryover 6 years ago

    What a superbly excecuted image, great use of Infra Red, superb perspective and a great narrative to accompany.

    Quite simply, a fine work of Art.

  • Thank you kindly Sir, I have to admit this has been a long time favourite of mine ….. and there’s more to follow later

    – ragman

  • roybarry
    roybarryover 6 years ago

    bring ’em on!!

  • David McAuley
    David McAuleyover 6 years ago

    Check out dublinbuses.com – dont know if thats the same place or if it still exists but think it could be a great source of interesting shots

  • Thanks David, I have already done so

    – ragman

  • midzing
    midzingover 6 years ago

    fantastic image and narrative, well done

  • pryere
    pryereover 6 years ago

    The bus boneyard, a rare sight.

  • savosave
    savosaveover 6 years ago

    good atmospheric shot David

  • sticky
    stickyover 6 years ago

    This is fantastic !!!!

  • Philip  Rogan
    Philip Roganover 6 years ago

    Is the 29A dead? Jesus H that used to be my bus of last resort if I couldn’t get a 31A, 31B, 32A or 32B. Lovely image of a really bad bus services “terminus”.

  • No Philip the no 29a still exists and the same route, but with new buses

    – ragman

  • brianboyce50
    brianboyce50over 6 years ago

    Well put together Ragman – well done.

  • thank you Brian

    – ragman

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