Blue LUAS—Connolly Station.

Window in Time, 2012.

LUAS advertising tram at Connolly Station, Dublin on September 7, 2012. Exposed with a Lumix LX3.
LUAS advertising tram at Connolly Station, Dublin on September 7, 2012. Exposed with a Lumix LX3. I like the way the tram echoes the color of the sky.

Here was an opportunity. Back in autumn 2012, a single LUAS Citadis tram on the Red Line was dressed in this attractive blue advertising livery.

It was the sort of item you see in the corner of your eye when crossing O’Connell Street, or when boarding a bus heading in the opposite direction, or when gliding by on the DART.

After a while, I had a few lucky moments, where was able to make photographs of this elusive tram.

On September 7, 2012, I saw it heading to the stub-end turn-back terminal at Connolly Station. This was my chance to make a few images.

In addition to this digital photo, I exposed a few Fujichrome color slides for posterity.

Why slides? In my mind, digital photograph remains an ephemeral format; nice to have, nice to work with, but one good zap to the old hard drive and. . . .

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