July 29, 2005

It's subtle, but there's a message there


Sign over a doorway at Grogan's near Powerscourt

These are my favorite. Sorry for the blurriness. There were extenuating circumstances.

Grogan's is a pub I may have mentioned here before---it's a cozy little spot, darkly pannelled and vividly carpeted like a 70s den, whose patrons famously cannot be matched for the sheer bizarreness of their fluent porter-fuled ramblings. They have a rotating mix of art on the walls, which, much like the conversation, occasionally gleams with a streak of pure genius amid the general tumble of weirdness, and an unusual mix of old and young and in-between bellied up to the bar.

These are the signs over a doorway at the end of the bar. They say, "Exit," and "Ladies." What amuses me most, and which I could not capture with my pitiful camera phone, is that there is a doorway immediately to the left of this one with a sign over it saying "Gents" in a size and font to match exactly the sign that says "Exit."

Posted by Diablevert at July 29, 2005 08:37 PM

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