There is a photograph in our kitchen of our then 5 year old in junior infants, having written and coloured a page with two of the three reversible letters in the name reversed (others being symmetrical). I have seen reversed letters in engravings on Old Youghal Road and Liscleary Cemetery.
Until my recent walkabout in Phibsboro, I do not think that I had seen an upside down letter – but I definitely have now.
I did not spot it immediately. Something just didn’t look right and it took a while to click.
On the other side of the building the ‘J’ is correctly aligned. Maybe it is to provoke thought or conversation among those stuck in traffic on the Phibsboro Road……
Or maybe not.