In 1992 Kevin got lost again and stumbled upon the Pigeon Lady under the Gapstow bridge in Central Park New York. Home Alone again he was terrified of her. The woman most people just past day in and day out turned out to be a very warm, lovely person.
A few weeks ago one Friday afternoon in St. Stephens park, I met Dublin's very own Pigeon Man. As I walked around the pond I saw Daniel sitting on a bench covered and surrounded by pigeons. Speaking with him, he was so warm and friendly. He pops by at lunch time to feed his 'friends'. When they are injured he actually brings them home to allow them to mend before releasing the back into the wild of the park.
He explained to me that he really enjoys when people come up to him. I like to give them a break from their hectic day and I have to say I felt refreshed after speaking with him for a few minutes. Thats all he could spare me because we was heading home to get some sleep before he headed out that evening to help feed the Dublin homeless people.
As Dublin continues to grow, it can seem so impersonal. Its nice to meet one person trying to make a difference and so content in doing so.
I hope you enjoy the images and they give you a couple minutes of respite from whatever your hectic day bring you!