The Huffington Post travel writer Maddy Lederman confessed at the outset that she had managed to dodge the James Joyce modules at university and thus arrived in Dublin with the word 'Liffey' meaning nothing to her.
She knows it now.
An ode to the river makes up the bulk of her review of Dublin. She described it as the 'artery of Dublin's distinct and rebellious energy'.
She enthused about the bridges, particularly the dazzling Samuel Beckett Bridge and she described the river as a 'hip version of the Seine'.
She then harnessed some of the more intellectual toilet graffiti found on our toilet walls. Quoting TS Eliot on toilet walls is indeed the height of sophistication and is the preserve of the habitues of the Porterhouse. She declined to specify which one.
Here are some of the jottings.
'I will show you fear in a handful of dust.' T.S. Eliot
'Think of (all) the beauty still left around you and be happy.' Anne Frank
'Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy.' F. Scott Fitzgerald
Given the nature of the toilet scrawlings, the one in closer proximity to Trinity must emerge as the favourite. Presumably she turned down the chance to photograph the numerous pictures of penises and propositions to future user's mothers that adorn the walls of toilets.
See the article here.