OXO Boys

I like a bit of a mystery.

Captivated by the Georgian architecture in Dublin, I set out to photograph some of the doors and buildings for a later project. On this particular door, I found a note that read The OXO Boys. The OXO Boys…who are they?? I wondered. Did they like kisses more than hugs? Were they aspiring graffiti artists who didn’t believe in defacing public property, so they tagged it with paper instead? Were they clever painters, carefully hinting to the building’s owners that it needed a facelift? Or, maybe they liked to run naked through the streets of Dublin at night, advertising their exploits with sticky notes?

Well, if Google is correct, The OXO Boys are actually a folk band. I suppose that’s a far more practical explanation.

Mystery solved.



8 comments on “OXO Boys”
  1. elmediat says:

    Fascinating. It could have been the Oxo (bullion) boys spreading cups of hot soup. 🙂

  2. exiledprospero says:

    Naturally i prefer unsolved mysteries, but your gymnosophist scenario stirs the imagination.

  3. adrianpym says:

    Reblogged this on The Legion of Door Whores and commented:
    Add your thoughts here… (optional)

    1. Thank you for the reblog, Adrian!

  4. Jeanette says:

    Love it! Great shot & I loved the story. Can’t believe it turned out to be a folk band!

    1. Thanks, Jeannette! Too bad I found out after I got home – I would have tried to find the band!

  5. xpat92 says:

    Hi Jolene,
    So charming! That was a super find.

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