Friday, May 23, 2008

The Right Profile

So there's this block of flats being built in Cork city centre and they looked like they might be quite nice pads. But then they picked a name for the development - The Elysian. Mother of God.

How on Earth could anyone with a modicum of self-respect end up having 'The Elysian' as their address? The Elysian Fields are, after all, the supposed final resting place of the blessed, chosen by the gods, in Greek mythology. I mean how pretentious can you get?

Well even more pretentious, as it turns out. As you can see from these photos they're not trying to advertise somewhere to live - they're trying to advertise a lifestyle while they're at it. The Elysian - 'a very stylish affair' indeed. Vomit inducing.


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