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We are all in the gutter...but some of us are looking at the stars. So said Oscar Wilde who now sits as a bronze statue on a bench in shop street in Galway with his contemporary Edward Wilde from Estonia. The statue is an imagined meeting in the street, but they were not related and never met in real life. The statue was a present from the Country of Estonia when they entered the EU in 2004 - and the statue has proved to be a great hit in Galway. Oscar Wilde himself did not have a major involement with Galway, but rather concentrated on his vices between writing. He said his three addiction were : Boys - for which he was eventually imprisoned by the British Brandy - he was a rampant alcoholic all his life, from Champayne to meths. Betting - like a good Irishman. He also said that although born Irish he was condemned to speak the language of Shakespere - to which one wag replied that that was the longest sentence in the English language. He also said ' Art is useless', but here he is in all in 19th Century glory.

I take note from http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Ireland/County_Galway/Galway-295814/Things_To_Do-Galway-MISC-BR-1.html

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  • Copyright: Zoran Stevic (zokakelt) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 139 W: 87 N: 29] (1157)
  • Genre: Gens
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2006-07-24
  • Versions: version originale, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2006-09-12 20:36
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