Feb 03 2009

A Snowball’s Chance In Hell

Published by at 6:43 pm under Blog,Photography

Best. Lunchbreak. Ever.

I began in Stephen’s Green Dome, watching the snow fall.

Snow in Stephens Green

Snow in Stephens Green

I went down to take some artsy fartsy photographs of the snow-covered Green.

Snow in Stephens Green

Snow in Stephens Green


Snow in Stephens Green

I turned a corner to be see the most evil thing ever – a gang of Dublin teens.

Snow in Stephens Green



In truth, I’ve never seen so many complete strangers enjoy themselves so much…and so spontaneously.

Snow in Stephens Green


Snow in Stephens Green

Snow in Stephens Green


Snow in Stephens Green

Snow in Stephens Green

Ultimately it was so much fun and it was very heartening. Some of the ‘fighters’ had even developed their own unique throwing technique.

Snow in Stephens Green


Some were happy to just stand back and watch it all go by.

Snow in Stephens Green

No one seemed to mind me taking photos of them and some even posed.


Snow in Stephens Green

What were the chances of me escaping without being hit? Ahem, I hadn’t a snowball’s chance in hell. More snow tomorrow please.



(And I know I’m getting a little obsessed with the snow pictures, but who cares – I can’t remember the last time we had this much snow)



12 responses so far

12 Responses to “A Snowball’s Chance In Hell”

  1. Sinéadon 03 Feb 2009 at 7:56 pm

    This made me smile LOADS.

  2. Dermoton 03 Feb 2009 at 8:36 pm

    nah the snow pics are brilliant . the photography talents must run in the family 😀

  3. Joon 03 Feb 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Aw, this is blogpost of the month for me. Faith in humanity restored!

  4. Charmedon 03 Feb 2009 at 10:31 pm

    I’m with Jo!! I cant remember when there was last snow in the city center. I’m so glad you had your camera with you. Love the life in those pics. Big awwwwwwww!!!

  5. Keith Anthonyon 03 Feb 2009 at 10:38 pm

    I’m with Sinead on this one… Made me smile loads. Great shots Darren!! Rare you see that many people having that much fun.

  6. raptureponieson 03 Feb 2009 at 11:15 pm

    show off!

  7. Claire (Shop-Girl)on 03 Feb 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Gorgeous pics Darren..

  8. Philon 03 Feb 2009 at 11:27 pm

    I am so jealous!
    Love these pics, the whole thing looks like it was so much fun!

  9. Darrenon 04 Feb 2009 at 10:23 am

    @Sinead What a lovely comment. Thanks.

    @Dermot Do you think? I thought I was the one to get all the talent!!

    @Jo That’s exactly how I felt. Yesterday afternoon in Stephen’s Green, there was no recession, no hard times – everyone was just having fun.

    @Charmed Thank you for the comment. I’ve been trying to bring my camera with me as much as possible these days. I guess you never know when something like this will happen.

    @Keith Thank you so much. Yeah, this kind of thing just never happens. 😀

    @RP Yip! That’s me!

    @Claire Cheers!

    @Phil You’d have loved it and I have no doubt your pictures would have been better. You’ll have to give me some more tips soon.

    Thanks everyone for the comments on these – I really appreciate it. I’ve been having a lot fun with the camera lately and it’s nice to get a positive response to my pics. 🙂

  10. TheChrisDon 04 Feb 2009 at 11:30 am

    Mr. Unique Throwing Technique leaves a bit too much to the imagination…

  11. NaRocRocon 04 Feb 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Great post Darren. Brought a smile even tho the snow is now but a memory 🙁

  12. Fitzon 05 Feb 2009 at 9:31 am

    Fantastic post Darren. Even better for those of us who were stuck in offices all week and barely saw any snow!

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