Irish Gardaí Síochana take a bus instead of a Black Maria van. I got on this bus on George’s street, or some part of that street that has several names, in Dublin and after sitting down turned around to see oodles of Gardai.
I had my camera.
I was cheeky.
I turned and asked whilst showing the camera if I could take a picture. Reluctantly they agreed some with humour others not so much. They had their hats off so I shot one without and realising that this would never occur again I asked if they would put their hats on. “Ah go on off with ya,” said one. “Hats on”, barked the sergeant/captain from the back of the bus. Hats went on, “Smile please”, I said. Smiles were fixed. “Could you all look straight ahead please?”, I asked. Eyes were pointed forward. “Could you move just a bit to your right?, Yeah you. Thanks” “Take the photo!” I heard. I did. Here it is.
1995 On a public bus George’s Street – Dublin