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Sweet Shops

Sweet Shops

Two traditional style shops in Park Street.
There's been a revival of shops selling
sweets by weight with lots of old fashioned favourites.

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Roland19-Feb-2012 20:51
Such color and contrast between the candy store and barber shop.
pkocinski17-Feb-2012 13:34
Super image - like how the stripes on the barber shop compare with the stripes of the candy store as well as the red/white paint theme compares with the rink/white paint theme. Well done!
Colin Storey16-Feb-2012 20:05
Great image of these two old sweet shops.
jlm16-Feb-2012 19:22
Very cute shops
Walter O. Koenig16-Feb-2012 16:07
A wonderful nostalgic scene. These shops have so much character. "V"
Neal Nye16-Feb-2012 12:09
Delightful colors. What a charming scene!
Kevin Chester16-Feb-2012 10:11
They always say comfort foods do well in hard times
Yvonne16-Feb-2012 09:43
Love these old shops, we have to search for them here, the supermarkets have taken over.
slhoornstra16-Feb-2012 06:55
All those candy colors look delicious, lovely to see these shops. V
globalgadabout16-Feb-2012 03:12
a vivid candy-striped exterior...I only remember dolly mixtures, barley sugars, and raspberry ruffles from my early childhood in Belfast, each bought by weight for a few pence and taken away in small paper bags.. Lawless is an intriguing name for a barber, but suppose he could not very well have become a barrister...V
LynnH16-Feb-2012 02:03
How colorful! I'm one big sweet-tooth... I love candy! Nice to see this bright shop!
laine16-Feb-2012 01:15
Humbugs, Black Jelly Beans and Licorice would be my choice :) Oh to be let loose in there :))
an nguyen16-Feb-2012 01:11
My favorite .
exzim15-Feb-2012 23:48
These small store pictures are great. nice to see the world isn't totally chain stores
Sheila15-Feb-2012 23:37
It only needs the barber to paint red stripes on his walls!
Karen Stuebing15-Feb-2012 23:24
Wonderful vintage look to these two stores. And I would love some sweets by the pound like in the old days. Beautifully photographed. V.
Stephanie15-Feb-2012 22:31
This looks like MY kind of sweets store! :)
lou_rozensteins15-Feb-2012 22:27
Wonderful old shops! An interesting and colourful shot. Well done.
Frank Brault15-Feb-2012 22:02
A beautiful street shot. Love the colors and the ambiance. V
John Reynolds15-Feb-2012 21:36
Great shot. I'd be a customer of both shops here.
Frank Kavanagh Photography15-Feb-2012 21:36
A lovely shot Mairéad, remember those sour apple drops, yum.
sue anne15-Feb-2012 21:29
Love ole shops but the sweet shop look like fun to explore !
Alan K15-Feb-2012 20:47
It even has the pink and white candy stripes! Personally I prefer the olde fashioned barber shop on the left, which I think has featured in at least one of your shots before. Less garish and with a more traditional feel. Also much better for the waistline.
Johnny JAG15-Feb-2012 20:35
A proper olde sweety shoppe
Brian Samuel15-Feb-2012 20:35
Now that's the ideal way to advertise - those stripes shouted sweet shop before reading its name.
Have you plucked-up courage to ask for pictures of the shopkeepers?
Phillip Normanton15-Feb-2012 20:34
Sweeney Todd or sweets.... tough decision :o)
Patricia Kay15-Feb-2012 20:31
Great image Mairead...Love the old fashioned sweet they still have lots of childhood favorites in there...BV
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