Victoriana

Victoriana

Postby GLucas » Sun Oct 10, 1999 2:36 pm

I'm interested in the victorian architecture of Dublin. In comparison to Manchester or Belfast or indeed any of the industrial cities of the north of England, Dublin seem to have a scarcity of victorian buildings. I'm familiar with the George's Street Arcade but is there anything else I should go and see.
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Postby john white » Mon Oct 11, 1999 12:56 pm

Would the Iveagh buildings near Christchuch on Clanbrassil Street fit this category?

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Postby ivg » Tue Oct 12, 1999 6:00 pm

Iveagh buildings are usually classed as Art Nouveau. GLucas should go to see the Richmond Hospital, and also maybe take a stroll around Dun Laoghaire.
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Postby john white » Wed Oct 13, 1999 10:05 am

Would they really be classed as Art Nouveau?

I suppose there is an element of it. I'd say it probably spans the bridge between safe Victorian and shocking Art Nouveau then.

Yes, DunLaoghaire. Look at the tops of the main street buildings. Very unusual. They had extremely strict planning regulations in the town. Unfortunately some of it is lost.

Th shopping centre in the late 60's was a terrible mistake. Check out the terracotta YMCA towards Walters Pub. Apparently the railings which curve downwards accross the road were adapted by a photographer who liked to have a good view of it. The Carnegie library [not sure of the style] is a perfect little gem. The fire Station is harder to find. Behind 'Iceland' Supermarket.

Yep, DunLaoghaire could be a real jewel with a bit of effort.

Instead they're building more shopping centres.

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