Clerys Department Store

Clerys is one of Dublin’s oldest department stores, it’s an institution. Courting couples met under the clock, had their wedding lists behind the counter and, quite possibly, chose a coffin from there too (probably not but it’s a convenient way to wrap up the sentence).
Anyways after suffering a flooding after torrential summer rain, Clerys re-opened much to the delight of many a Dubliner, may of us who hadn’t crossed her threshold in sometime.
I’m not particularly prone to shopping, but it’s such a handsome building and to imagine old Clerys being gazumped into a generic anywheres-ville shopping ‘experience’ would break my heart. So Fantasy Lights, wrapped up the whole art-deco’ed nodding building in a pretty bow just in time for the grand re-launch after they’d fixed all the damage. When shooting this we say many a Dubliner, turn and smile at seeing the old girl re-open again.

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