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Molly Malone

By TrevBatWCC    
About 300 years ago, "Molly" was a common nickname for women called "Mary". Over the years there were probably many Molly Malones, but one fishmonger from Dublin was to make the name known throughout the world because of her sad fate. If Molly Malone truly existed as an historical person, is still being disputed by experts. She supposedly lived in 17th century Dublin and is said to have been a real beauty. However, there is no evidence that the song about her is based on a real woman of the 17th century or at any other time. Nevertheless, in 1988 the Dublin Millennium Commission endorsed claims about a Mary Malone who died on 13 June 1699, and proclaimed 13 June to be "Molly Malone day". Her statue was originally located on Grafton Street where she plied her trade, but was moved to here on Suffolk Street due to construction work and will remain here until 2017 when she will return to Grafton Street. Her boobs look to have been well fondled! Blush
Many thanks again to Mavis and Jo (jocas) for their user Awards on my previous upload, Ha'penny Bridge , most appreciated! Smile

Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, tweaked in Photomatix Pro 5 and Photoshop Elements 11.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Tags: Statue Ireland Dublin Specialist and abstract Molly Malone Suffolk Street

Voters: PhilT2, barbarahirst, NDODS and 34 more

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barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2015 10:28AM
how beautiful....
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2015 10:44AM
An interesting and informative narrative supported by four wonderful images of this bronze buxom beauty.

Thanks for Trevor.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
18 Dec 2015 11:05AM
Think you are right there Trevor. Looks a lovely clean statue, glad you had a good time. Happy Christmas.

CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
18 Dec 2015 11:11AM
A beautiful statue, Trev, an excellent quartet of captures.
woolybill1 Plus
14 36 76 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2015 11:19AM
Unusual to see this Molly without a surrounding cordon af admirers.
I doubt they're very interested in cockles and mussels, mind you Blush
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.6k 2371 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2015 11:22AM
The Tart with the Cart. Otherwise known as: The Dolly with the Trolley, The Dish with the Fish and The Trollop with the Scallop.
I need to go back...
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
18 Dec 2015 11:35AM
You couldn't walk 🚶 past without feel, could you? 😁,😁
accipiter 11 61 England
18 Dec 2015 11:48AM
well captured image and a very good write up. A
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2015 12:06PM
Interesting set.

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2015 12:13PM
In Dublin's fair city, where the girls are so pretty,
I once met a girl called sweet Molly Malone,
As she wheeled her wheelbarrow, through the streets broad and narrow,
Crying cockles and mussels` Alive alive o ...

Love the images Trev! Excellent and now this song is singing in my head!!!! GrinGrinGrin
18 Dec 2015 1:58PM
Beautiful captures, her face looks so melancholy
jocas 6 6 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2015 2:08PM
Great set of well worked -- images GrinGrin i was on the same spot but don't think i managed even one shot free of people or traffic. Well done Trevor.
Fefe Plus
9 54 35 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2015 4:12PM
Wow....they are some tan linesWinkBlush
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
18 Dec 2015 4:25PM
A very full and interesting intro to this excellent set of shots of Molly, Trev: I see Bill refers to the fact that she is usually surrounded my admirers and I think I can see two reasons why that might be so.......WinkWink......BlushBlushBlushBlush
You have captured the sculpture so well and it's interesting how little colour there is these shots although I am sure this is completely natural.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2201 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2015 7:22PM
All very nice, Trev, but I keep coming back to V1 as my favourite. You have the real feel of bronze in this statue, so much lovely detail too.
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2015 8:12PM
Beautiful captured Trev. I had a bar maid similarly endowed. Sent her home to put a neck high sweater on. To many of the lads gagging on their ales.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
11 10 10 England
18 Dec 2015 9:32PM
Great set of captures Trev - seems it wasn't only her feet that were large.BlushGrinGrin
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2015 10:08AM

Quote:All very nice, Trev, but I keep coming back to V1 as my favourite. You have the real feel of bronze in this statue, so much lovely detail too.

My thoughts exactlySmile
DeSilver Plus
13 14 12 England
19 Dec 2015 10:26AM
Stunning piece of processing of this picture of a very well endowed statute.

pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2015 11:01AM
really like this Trev
SlowSong Plus
12 9.5k 30 England
19 Dec 2015 2:00PM
I can imaging what happens after the pubs and clubs turn out. Grin
saltireblue Plus
10 11.6k 71 Norway
19 Dec 2015 2:47PM
Molly Malone's Massive Melons...
Jocelia 9 2 1 Australia
19 Dec 2015 11:13PM
A delightful bronze of a well known character. I see she has sold
all her cockles but she still has two muscles left....Great pix Trev, I
donít think there are many people of our ages that didnít learn the
song in school.....GrinGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
10 44 118 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2015 11:58PM
Ah sure and I have passed her meself - fine image here!
Kate Grin

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