Re: Re: Dublin: it isn’t that ugly
Boyler there is book called the destruction of Dublin by Frank McDonald which catalogues a lot of the mistakes made in Dublin, according to Frank McDonald Dublin in 1960 was along with Edinburgh two of the finest architecturally intact Cities in Northern Europe. Unfortunately a lot has happened since and a lot of people as a result have become very cynical that one of the finer cities architecturally has become ordinary and a victim of extremely poor hygene standards.
If you search the forums you will see many perfect streetscapes where only a church or institutional building now remains, in many cases a lot of the Georgian housing taken down was left derelict for years and became filled with rubbish and inhabited by lifes more unfortunates. Although things are improving the pace of improvement could be a lot faster and that is where most of the complaints come from I feel.