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"Daylight Robbery"

During the Georgian Periond when there was a saying started called "Daylight Robbery", while its not what you think.

At that time, there was a tax on glass for windows. So when the house was being built, the main floor got the biggest windows. And as the building progress the windows would get small, second level windows were for the children's and then of course at the very top would be the servent's quarters and their windows would be small.

"Please, Paint Your Doors' Black"

In 1861, Prince Albert passed away and Queen Victoria went into a deep mourning period. And to show support, Queen Victoria asked everyone to paint their doors black. Well, not here in Dublin, just about everyone went out and painted their doors bright colors, yellow, blue, red, green and so on.