Dublin in Winter

Dublin in Winter

Postby GrahamH » Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:17 am

Rarely has Dublin looked so beautiful as it has over the past couple of weeks. We have been fortunate in experiencing a near-unbroken spell of clear, crisp days at a time when the sun is at its lowest and most piercing, barely raising its sleepy head above the parapets. It has been a joy to experience it over the last while.

The streetscapes have been nothing short of stunning in early morning and late afternoon, with the most breathtaking of all the days fittingly being the shortest day of the year, December 21st. It was a shame so many people were absorbed in a flurry of shopping to notice the captivating surroundings.

As meagre an tribute as it is, it's only fitting that these few pictures be dedicated to Uinseann MacEoin. He left the city at its very best.


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Re: Dublin in Winter

Postby GrahamH » Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:21 am

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Re: Dublin in Winter

Postby GrahamH » Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:27 am

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Re: Dublin in Winter

Postby Richards » Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:02 am

Lovely photos Graham!
Yes would totally agree, seeing Dublin in a completely new light over the past few weeks and it does look lovely.
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Re: Dublin in Winter

Postby igy » Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:20 am

Wow, those are some excellent photos Graham, thanks :)
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Re: Dublin in Winter

Postby PTB » Sun Dec 23, 2007 3:35 pm

Where can one find the statue of the camp soldier?
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Re: Dublin in Winter

Postby draiochta » Sun Dec 23, 2007 4:16 pm

Those photos really are gorgeous!

I keep meaning to get out and get a few photos of the Christmas lights before the season is over, I love Dublin at night in Winter!:o
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Re: Dublin in Winter

Postby fergalr » Sun Dec 23, 2007 6:04 pm

GrahamH wrote:
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If ever there was a photo that summed up the nobility and majesty of Dublin's Georgian architecture.. :)
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Re: Dublin in Winter

Postby GrahamH » Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:13 pm

Which was the idea fergal, thanks :). Indeed it was specifically taken at this moment in time, as the view is shortly to disappear forever with the construction of an office development right in front of the above side elevation.

PTB I am shocked you don't know of our camp friend, though as with most people you are probably familiar with his famous colleague.

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Fully agreed though. It is ironic that Fortitude is intended as a masculine counterbalance to the delicate feminine frame of Justice, when it's really the other way round ;)


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My, what a big spear he's got.
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Re: Dublin in Winter

Postby Peter Fitz » Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:50 pm

lovely shots Graham, slainte ! agus nollaig shonna.
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Re: Dublin in Winter

Postby GrahamH » Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:22 pm

13/2/2008

Can't really think of anywhere else to put these other than here.

We awoke to a city shrouded in fog this morning. I could barely find my bus stop :)

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Quite Michael Collinsy

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Can anyone guess what bridge this is?

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Re: Dublin in Winter

Postby johnglas » Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:37 pm

Really liked your views of Dublin in winter; clearly we had the same weather over here - I've attached some views of Edinbrgh (if they've not attached, i'll try again):cool:.
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Re: Dublin in Winter

Postby johnglas » Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:39 pm

Sorry, file size was too big - more pics of yours please!
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Re: Dublin in Winter

Postby urbanisto » Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:03 pm

Grattan! from in front of the civic offices
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Re: Dublin in Winter

Postby johnfp » Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:22 pm

Clearly....O Donovan Rossa !
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Re: Dublin in Winter

Postby d_d_dallas » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:51 pm

the fog and morning sun really worked to the east
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Re: Dublin in Winter

Postby GrahamH » Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:45 am

Oooh - I like! Nice one d_d :). Great contrast in the second one.
I was hoping for some sun too, but it was too much of a twilight zone further west.

Correct re Grattan Bridge Stephen (though the location of the other photos kinda gave it away lol).
It has the deepest arches of all the flat bridges in the city. Classic 18th century.

Thankfully the fridges are largely hidden for once.
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Re: Dublin in Winter

Postby ctesiphon » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:04 am

I meant to post this earlier- taken on December 29th in the back garden, just after a brief storm. (How well do you know Dublin? ;))

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This one too? Why not- it was taken at the same time.

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Re: Dublin in Winter

Postby publicrealm » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:00 pm

I know that nest!

It's near the Church of the Holy Name in Ranelagh.:D
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Re: Dublin in Winter

Postby d_d_dallas » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:24 pm

one more
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Re: Dublin in Winter

Postby urbanisto » Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:15 pm

nice signage:D
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Re: Dublin in Winter

Postby ctesiphon » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:49 am

publicrealm wrote:I know that nest!

It's near the Church of the Holy Name in Ranelagh.:D

Spot on! Go to the head of the class.

(notjim- you have competition in the Stalker game!)
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Re: Dublin in Winter

Postby GrahamH » Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:01 pm

8/2/2009

Just a few snaps of the city taken before most people awoke to a surprise blanket of snow.

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Re: Dublin in Winter

Postby GrahamH » Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:05 pm

The Bedford Tower gave the Castle the appearance of a fairytale palace with its dusting of icing sugar.

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(the public sector cuts have some spin-offs)



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Re: Dublin in Winter

Postby poukai » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:04 am

Some lovely pictures there, I do love the lovely golden light of winter, it does wonders to red brick and old stone. In fact enough of it almost makes the NCC look half-decent :D
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