FORTUNE -- In a special advertising section of the current Fortune magazine, readers can view 10 pages of "Ireland: A global growth leader". Since I was pressed for time, I didn't read the text. Instead, I just glanced at the 28 pictures in the section, ignored the 12 images of smiling male heads and itemised the pictures that purportedly represent Ireland's growth.
The largest image is a full-page artist's impression of the proposed U2 Tower in Dublin Docklands at the start of the feature. The smallest pictures are four thumbnail scenes of people in activity and leisure breaks at the end of the feature. Other images:
- The Clarence Hotel.
- Placid water in Nogra, County Galway.
- A suspension bridge, possibly in Dundrum or Drogheda (although I like Danny Bradley's picture better).
- The atrium of London Metropolitan University.
- Wind turbine.
- A woman using an iPaq.
- A woman using a mobile phone.
- Front lawn of the Kepak Group.
- Grand Canal buildings at night.
- Ross Castle, Killarney.
- One double cheeseburger.
- Two separate men and one family on the move in Dublin Airport.
- The back of the Kingspan loading docks.
- The lobby of The Merrion Hotel.
I wonder what all these disparate images mean to an investor who has never visited Ireland.
Caroline Healy and Paul Buckley -- "Ireland: A global growth leader" in Fortune, 1 August 2005.
For better images of Ireland, see the Ireland Group in Flickr.