The Neo Classical facade of the closed TSB bank across from the Pery Hotel is the backdrop for occasional flocks of Emo friendly youth and their felt tipped droppings. Some esoteric musing on Goldilocks and the regulation slash of ‘Whore’! written over a girls tag nudge a puzzling shout out to the KKK. There is also the beginnings of some nasty anti-Semitic scrawls referring to the buildings former use.
The strangest tag of all is a call recognising the unity between the Basque group ETA and the Irish Republican Army. Perhaps a Spanish student on a school link up was the author. Its difficult to imagine the usual Limerick secondary school congregation standing underneath the portico of this remnant of capitalism debating the respective merits of a unified armed campaign to archive respective nationalist states.
Next week I'm imagining a heated black clad debate in this same spot on the corresponding links between Bella in the new teen Vampire ‘Twilight’ film and the depiction of The Red Army Faction's Gudrun Ensslin in the film ‘The Baader Meinhof Complex’.
(This also has a connection with a letter published in the limerick leader and mentioned here)