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.
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.