Thursday, 1 November 2012
The lure of the Military Road enticed yours truly up into the Dublin/Wicklow Mountains yesterday, the pic above taken at the stretch just before the Sally Gap, going south.
But note the artwork on the rock to the right... a screenprint-esque banana.
Andy Warhol was long departed, even before Ireland's artists' tax exemption was capped, so it can't have been him.
And suitable as the image might be to replace the shamrock and harp as our national emblem, I just can't see us being that honest.
Maybe it is a political activist making a statement about the many crooked, rotten, slippery customers who inhabit our little land - more than you would find in a Fyffes' warehouse?
Or what about a viral advertising attempt? Gombeen Nation a hapless host for the marketing types' Chiquita campaign, going forward?
Or an art student who takes to the hills and paints bananas on the scenery? As they do.
Whatever the origin, it's nicely done, and a-peeling in its own way.
Beats "Anto was here" in any case.
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Posted by The Gombeen Man at Thursday, November 01, 2012