A photographic project exploring and photographing the iconic landmarks of our beautiful capital city Dublin.
Dublin has a lot to offer with its vibrant night life, culture and heritage, architecture spanning centuries, and its proximity to the coast and mountains where within twenty minutes you can enjoy the solitude of the hills and lakes and green fields surrounding the city.
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This is a stunning building located on Custom House Quay, built in the 18th century. Seen here in all its glory during the blue hour as photographers and artists know is the hour or so after sunset where deep hues of blue can be seen in the sky. I purposedly photographed at this hour as the blues compliment the yellow lighting on the building and help add contrasting to the dome.
Built in May 1816, it is officially called the Liffey Bridge, though everyone in Dublin and throughout the world fondly knows this very recognisable bridge as the The Ha'penny Bridge. It is a pedestrian bridge over the River Liffey in Dublin connecting the southside and northside of the city.
The hustle and bustle of Dublin city is very evident in this image as shoppers and tourists mingle in the central concourse amongst architectural and sculptural magnificence.
"Crying cockels and mussels, alive alive ohh,...." the lyrics synonymous with Dublin's trading history. Molly the fishmonger. For this image I wanted something different and decided to have the backdrop of the busy streets and what better way to depict this with the streaks of yellow and blue of Dublin Bus, new and old contrasting. It took a lot of patience waiting for the right moment of no tourists standing with the statue and the right combination of traffic to have a few buses moving through the scene.
This bridge is architecturally beautiful design, with its harp like shape and national symbol, resonates with Ireland's musical heritage. The architect Santiago Calatrava is famous for eye catching designs of buildings around the world. The bridge was opened in 2009 and can open to a full 90 degrees to allow incoming ships and barges to pass along the liffey.
The National Convention Centre, opened in 2010, is situated beside the Samuel Beckett Bridge in the Dublin Docklands area. It was designed by architect Kevin Roche and compliments the skyline with its striking glass atrium.
One of Ireland's primary railway stations, Heuston station was opened in 1846, and links the capital with the south, southwest and west of Ireland.
Situated on O'Connell Street the unmissable Spire rises up to the skies above the city streets, the lower sections are cleverly covered in shiny mirror like sections which reflect the surroundings. On one occassion below I used this surface to give an abstract image of the GPO that only after a few glances viewers realise its the Spire included in the image.
The bridge was built around 1791, and connects the Northside O'Connell Street with the southside of the city, Westmoreland Street and the south quays. It was renamed for Daniel O'Connell around 1882 when the statue in his honour was unveiled.
The rejuvenated area of Grand canal basin and the Square now houses many blue chip HQ buildings aswell as stricking new architecture in the form of the Marker Hotel and Bord Gais Grand Canal Theatre. For this image I was able to time the long exposure to allow the passing clouds leave the bright moon in view.
On the northern shore approaching Dublin bay and the docklands is Howth head and Baily Lighthouse, often seen in images from the Howth village side, this angle I think works better especially with the added spactacle of the rising sun. This was exceptionally difficult image to capture, the sun moves throughout the year, it rises at different times, the weather is changeable. The rocks and lighthouse are in shade. I photographed this image early November morning just as the sun rose above the horizon and all the elements seemed to be right.
Its difficult to capture an image from this angle hence most images are usually from the opposite bank or from one of the bridges beyond. I intend to take some more so watch this space.
Built in the 18th Century The Four Courts are the location of the Supreme Court, the High Court and the Dublin Circuit Court. They are currently being renovated and the dome is somewhat hidden from view, these images I captured over the last couple years depict the Four Courts as the majestic building along the north quays of the River Liffey. Every St. Patrick's Day the dome is lit with bright green lighting, at other times of the year it is equally magnificent and is well worth the short walk from the centre to see.
The peoples park acts an oasis from the busy streets and shopping areas, and is a great place to wind down and watch the world go by. The park contains large grassland areas, the Papal Cross and other large monuments, football and polo grounds, the Dublin Zoo, a free roaming herd of wild fallow deer, and also Áras an Uachtaráin, the residence of the President of Ireland. It is one of the largest enclosed parks in Europe.
Depicting the harrowing scenes of the Great Famine that caused over a million people to die and a million more to emigrate from Ireland during the 1840s. They are located on Custom House Quay and starkly contrast against the towering glass and brick buildings of the banking centre of Dublin the IFSC and Georges Quay. The statues were designed and crafted by Dublin sculptor Rowan Gillespie.
All images were photographed by me, and form part of ongoing series of images capturing the beautiful striking landmarks of our capital city, Dublin, Ireland.
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Iconic Landmarks of Dublin. To be continued.......