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    • #709988
      Morlan
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      Bird’s Eye view on Windows Live maps

      You even rotate! Have fun. πŸ™‚

    • #800623
      Anonymous
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      Impressive stuff. Much better than google earth.

      When was it taken? It must be more than a year ago. The old stand in Donnybrook Rugby ground, is still there.

    • #800624
      Anonymous
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      yes its very nice piece of kit I can now do 3d aerial mock ups of the gapping hole at st Stephens green!

      Morlan did you find the cake?

    • #800625
      Anonymous
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      Just when I thought I had completely removed the vole from my life.

    • #800626
      Anonymous
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      pole or mole or hole?

    • #800627
      Anonymous
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      Sorry; vole=microsoft, this is an internet forum, someone had to make an anti-ms reponse and well, I thought it might as well be me. I was afraid though since my post that you would think I was calling you a vole, which I certainly wasn’t.

    • #800628
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      Morlan, thanks for the tip. 😎

    • #800629
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      Aerial views like that are going to make climbing over people’s garden walls, to do a bit of snooping, a thing of the past.

      I took this, slightly lower level, view of the rear of the new O’D &T residential development on Cork Street from the Guinness Storehouse yesterday.

      Apart from a series of well decorated (in terms of awards, not decor) one-off houses, have O’Donnell & Twomey done any actual residential schemes since their part in the ‘Making a Modern Street’ proposal in 1991? The gifts they brought to the urban debate, with that project and the Film Centre, have been squandered in recent years on arty projects out in the trees, leaving lesser mortals to flounder away on the difficult urban challenges. I’m not sure if this one is going to set the pulse racing, but it could be interesting and looks like it could be a bit of a precursor of the O’Connell St. ski slope.

    • #800630
      Anonymous
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      Totally off topic!

      Gunter, the depth of field (?) in that photo is fascinating/amazing! You can see the two spires in DunLaoghaire popping up just behind the Harcourt St Garda Station and the RTE mast just to the right of the Carrolls building.

    • #800631
      Anonymous
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      If you pan out a little and move over to the Pro Cathedral and Dept of Education campus, it looks like the nicest part of the northside city centre. Should be open to the public.

    • #800632
      Anonymous
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      Also, Aras an Uachtarain is huge, as it its grounds πŸ˜€

    • #800633
      Anonymous
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      @fergalr wrote:

      If you pan out a little and move over to the Pro Cathedral and Dept of Education campus, it looks like the nicest part of the northside city centre. Should be open to the public.

      I often think about this; it seems a great pity that decentralization is going to break the long link between this building and education, it is going to another department, I can’t remember which but it would make a beautiful school or third level campus.

    • #800634
      Anonymous
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      http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=swqmpcggbhj1&style=o&lvl=1&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=29507283&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&encType=1

      That’s the Dublin I know. Georgian grandeur and the crooked medieval huddle off the main thoroughfares πŸ™‚

    • #800635
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      @fergalr wrote:

      If you pan out a little and move over to the Pro Cathedral and Dept of Education campus, it looks like the nicest part of the northside city centre. Should be open to the public.

      I agree completely. Remove the railings, get rid of the traffic, and you have the makings of a quality open space. In fact, one of the real advantages of this is that the green spaces really jump off the screen

      I’m also struck by the amount of surface car parking that exists in the city centre, often hidden behind a boundary wall, gunter’s Billy off Newmarket Square being just one example. Also, how few green or otherwise usable roofs there are.

      Bye bye weekend. πŸ˜‰

    • #800636
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      I’d keep the railings but stick in some sort of opening in the middle, in front of the big hand. Sure even if it was only open on weekends then it’d be an asset.
      Also, is it just me or does the Pro look nicer from the air??

    • #800637
      Anonymous
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      I passed by the other day and the small gate directly in front of the hand was open.
      I suppose they don’t want it to become a hang out place for the more intoxicated citizens.

    • #800638
      admin
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      @fergair wrote:

      I’d keep the railings but stick in some sort of opening in the middle, in front of the big hand. Sure even if it was only open on weekends then it’d be an asset.
      Also, is it just me or does the Pro look nicer from the air??

      And get rid of the feckin trees ! … although a nice consistent run in themselves, streets like marlborough can’t afford to be concealing its finest.

      Fergair agreed about the Pro, also a victim of its location i think.

    • #800639
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      Now wouldn’t that make a nice little college, a liberal liberal arts college or academy of something: Thr Dublin School of Economics, or the The Dublin School of International Policy or some such. Maybe the Jesuits could buy it.

    • #800640
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      Agreed, it is wasted on the Department of Ed …

    • #800641
      Anonymous
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      Maybe DIT shouldn’t have been so hasty about Grangegorman so.

    • #800642
      Anonymous
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      Wouldn’t suit DIT: too small and the wrong sort of space, it would be perfect for something prestigious and arts/humanities.

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