Monday 22 August 2016

Floridita no more

"My mojito in the Bodeguita del Medio and my daiquiri in the Floridita"
Ernest Hemingway
To mark the end of an era I have taken some photos of what used to be Life Bar in the Irish Life mall, and then became Floridita, and is now scheduled for demolition

I am not sure if this lovely mosaic artwork beside the bar will survive so I snapped a photo for posterity

It's not the most attractive building so all I will miss is the memories - of Life Bar in particular! I used to enjoy joking that it felt like we were in Ally McBeal with a bar literally in our work building.

I am assuming the fish tank behind the tills is long gone, well before the demolition

Farewell! Thanks for the memories :-)
Edit/Demolition update:
A view into the condemned building :-(
It is all completely boarded up now and you cannot see in to it anymore, so I guess this is the very last I will ever see of Life Bar/Floridita.  It really is goodbye this time *sob sob sniffle sniffle*


  1. Oh wow! I didn't know they were knocking the bar down.

    1. Yup! They are turning it into a plaza for the community