Stepping Back in Time at Sweny’s Chemist Shop

A colleague suggested I stop in at Sweny’s, an old chemist shop (what we in the States call a pharmacy) just to see the architecture.

Sweny’s hosts readings of texts authored by famous Dubliners. It also displays old books and artifacts as they would have been a hundred years ago.

The place reminds me of the old general store my parents photographed in, I think, Virginia’s Giles County, when I was a kid. (It may have even been near Dublin, Virginia — which would be a fun coincidence!)

Their clients were building a detailed model of the general store, to scale. I loved perusing the shelves and investigating the old-time shoes, not yet sold, looking for a home.

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4 Comments

  1. What a great place! Thank you for sharing it, Shannon!
    The general store you mentioned still had the original $2.50 price tags on the shoes!

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