Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Post Reply  
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
19-11-2013, 15:21   #16
Gummybear2013
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 340
I thought it was very boring and crap this year pretty annoyed all that standing in middle crowd. music was bad i thought and really did drag on to much was thinking of leaving and i thought they would have turned off all lights on patrick street then light up all it but i saw barely nothing turned on so boring i wont be in mood go next year. was not worth going in at all and waiting that long for what exactly?
Gummybear2013 is offline  
Thanks from:
Advertisement
19-11-2013, 15:59   #17
Sonics2k
Registered User
 
Sonics2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,563
The lights are okay, nothing great by any means, but they do give a decent look to the street.

I didn't go the opening, it's always a bit bloody boring tbh.
Sonics2k is offline  
20-11-2013, 02:00   #18
freshpopcorn
Moderator
 
freshpopcorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 13,987
freshpopcorn is online now  
20-11-2013, 12:05   #19
hoodwinked
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 4,914
more decorations like that would be perfect!

can't help but notice, look at how many motorbikes are parked down the street in the middle,
compared to the tiny parking bays the motorbikes are given now.
hoodwinked is offline  
(2) thanks from:
20-11-2013, 13:50   #20
pwurple
Registered User
 
pwurple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 10,081
Oh gosh, ye must all have your rose-tinted nostalgia glasses on! Those things were so bad, I didn't like them at all! Always reminded me of huge man-eating furry tarantulas straddling the streets!
pwurple is offline  
(2) thanks from:
Advertisement
20-11-2013, 14:42   #21
CB19Kevo
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 696
Quote:
Originally Posted by freshpopcorn View Post
Almost make's Cork look like London, Patrick street looks great there, Think it may be the normal street lighting that takes away from patrick street at present, Too futuristic and lacks any character in my opinion.
CB19Kevo is offline  
Thanks from:
20-11-2013, 15:01   #22
murphym7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,893
Those old decorations were great, always loved them. The new ones you would barely know were actually Christmas decorations. Too slick, too cool, too subtle.
murphym7 is offline  
Thanks from:
20-11-2013, 16:26   #23
leahyl
Registered User
 
leahyl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 11,258
Quote:
Originally Posted by pwurple View Post
Oh gosh, ye must all have your rose-tinted nostalgia glasses on! Those things were so bad, I didn't like them at all! Always reminded me of huge man-eating furry tarantulas straddling the streets!
Oh pwurple they were brilliant!! Just looking at that picture makes me all warm and fuzzy inside
leahyl is offline  
Thanks from:
20-11-2013, 16:37   #24
the beer revolu
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 8,945
I liked those lights too.
Looking at the buses and cars, the pic doesn't look that old but then there's all the Honda 50s parked that you don't see so many of now.

Anyone have a date for that pic?
the beer revolu is offline  
Advertisement
20-11-2013, 16:48   #25
Sonics2k
Registered User
 
Sonics2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,563
Quote:
Originally Posted by pwurple View Post
Oh gosh, ye must all have your rose-tinted nostalgia glasses on! Those things were so bad, I didn't like them at all! Always reminded me of huge man-eating furry tarantulas straddling the streets!
Half the lights were gone constantly, and they never changed them.
Sonics2k is offline  
Thanks from:
20-11-2013, 17:20   #26
pwurple
Registered User
 
pwurple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 10,081
Quote:
Originally Posted by leahyl View Post
Oh pwurple they were brilliant!! Just looking at that picture makes me all warm and fuzzy inside
Fuzzy like you've been biten by a giant spider?

Don't get me wrong, the new ones are not good either... And since when was blue christmassy?

But those furry yokes, all dirty and broken. Jebus they needed replacing.

I like the oliver plunkett ones, and I know a street as wide as Panna is a challenge... but the choices are surely not limited to creepy multicoloured spiders, vs blue industrial muck..

Grafton street gets it right.

pwurple is offline  
20-11-2013, 17:21   #27
Sonics2k
Registered User
 
Sonics2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,563
Quote:
Originally Posted by pwurple View Post
Don't get me wrong, the new ones are not good either... And since when was blue christmassy?

But those furry yokes, all dirty and broken. Jebus they needed replacing.

I like the oliver plunkett ones, and I know a street as wide as Panna is a challenge... but the choices are surely not limited to creepy multicoloured spiders, vs blue industrial muck..

Grafton street gets it right.

The stores along Oliver Plunkett Street are asked to pay €350 per shop to contribute to the lights. So a small shop like the Mr Simms is asked to pay the same as Penneys. Madness.
Sonics2k is offline  
Thanks from:
20-11-2013, 17:25   #28
pwurple
Registered User
 
pwurple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 10,081
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sonics2k View Post
The stores along Oliver Plunkett Street are asked to pay €350 per shop to contribute to the lights. So a small shop like the Mr Simms is asked to pay the same as Penneys. Madness.
Good ould city council strikes agin.
pwurple is offline  
20-11-2013, 17:51   #29
ofcork
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3,763
Id say that cork photo is the 90s,the blue transit looks modern.
ofcork is offline  
20-11-2013, 19:14   #30
freshpopcorn
Moderator
 
freshpopcorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 13,987
I loved the old lights because they were the lights when I was a child. The first few years of the blue lights I didn't like them. Then after a while they grew on me a lot, especially since lights in Opera lane.
I know of a lot of people who give out about the newer lights in Cork saying they preferred the old ones, but I know people in Dublin who say the exact same thing about the lights there.
If they didn't change the lights in Cork I think they might looked aged now just due to natural wear and tear and the color of them might look a little dated now.
Even our Christmas decorations at home have changed over the years. We still have some of the old stuff but we had to add new stuff to it as well.
Young kids will grow up with these lights and these will be the lights they remember from their childhood Christmases and when they change them again in 20 years time they will reminisce about the old blue lights and how good they looked.
freshpopcorn is online now  
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet