There's a rude message scrawled in black marker across the base of the Spire on Dublin's O'Connell Street.
"Go home to f**k," it says, and it's underlined too.
It echoes Leo Varadkar's message to us all to stay at home to stop the spread of Covid-19 - albeit using less parliamentary language.
And while all the pubs and most of the shops on the street are closed, and there are fewer people working in the city since restrictions kicked in, there was a surprising number of people still milling about the area at 2pm yesterday.
Henry Street didn't look a whole lot different than usual.
A garda on duty outside the GPO said he was surprised to see so many people.
"I don't know what they're all doing. There's nothing open for them," he said with a look of bewilderment on his face.
Although there were a lot of people out, it was clear that the majority of them were taking precautions against the virus.
Many of them were wearing gloves and masks, and observing what was formerly called social distancing but has now been renamed physical distancing.
A Luas tram went by with eight people on it, definitely fewer than usual for that time of day. And on the buses it was the same.
One 15B heading around College Green had no passengers on it at all, and the 15A immediately after it had just three.
Business and marketing students Jessica Robson (31) and Vilma Macedo (30), from Brazil, were out for a walk trying to get some air.
For Jessica it was her first time outside the door in 10 days. She quarantined herself after getting a call from the HSE telling her that a positive Covid-19 case had been on her flight from Germany to Dublin three weekends ago.
"I got a fright, the whole thing was only starting off back then and everyone was really worried," she said.
"We just came out for some air. We did hear the advice to stay home but we need exercise and we know there isn't a lockdown, but we're being careful too," said Vilma.
Outside Eason, Francis Mumbley was at his newsstand, where he has been for more than 20 years.
He was wearing a visor over his face but had it tilted a bit so he could have a smoke.
"It's as quiet as I've ever seen it, but there's still a few about," he said.
The headlines on the papers in front of him all spoke of Covid-19 on their front pages.
A Garda SUV from Roads Policing went by with lights and sirens on, the noise of the sirens seeming louder than usual because there were no city sounds to drown them out.
It was one of those days when, possibly for the first time this year, people would have sat in St Stephen's Green and ate lunch and chatted.
But instead there were few walkers, and no office workers or tourists crowding the grass looking for a moment's rest and peace.
On Grafton Street there were also quite a few people walking and cycling despite the vast majority of shops being closed, but the numbers were way down on what would usually be a bustling sunny spring Wednesday.
And after lunchtime the numbers dwindled to just a few, and there wasn't even a chance to nip into Clarendon Street Church and light a candle because that was shut too.
A lone busker's voice echoed off the buildings, and fit, healthy gulls usually used to plentiful lunchtime scraps searched the street in vain for food.
The flower sellers, who always bring colour to the street, were conspicuous by their absence.
On Harry Street, the landmark McDaid's and Bruxelles pubs were shut for business, and the tall statue of Phil Lynott was left staring into emptiness.
He sure misses us, honey, now we're not around, this Old Town.
I moved to the big city lights of Melbourne, Australia, from Cork City in 2018. It has been an exciting time. Over the past two years, I have taken full advantage of all that the city has to offer. However, that has all ended abruptly due to coronavirus.