Monthly Archives: March 2013

A Good Good Friday

Flying a kite at Bull Island

Flying a kite at Bull Island

So, with city centre cabin fever setting in, Laura and I travelled the very short distance to one of Dublin’s gems, Bull Island, yesterday, Good Friday.

It was very cold, as it has been lately, with a biting wind, but the sun was shining and the fresh, sea air was heaven-sent.

Afterwards, we stopped in across the road (almost literally) to the beautiful and somewhat underrated St Anne’s Park for a short while.

The photos aren’t great, but it was nice to get the camera back in my hands again, it has been all-too-rare lately.

But, we get an extra hour this weekend and – even though it doesn’t feel like it in this unseasonably cold weather – summer is coming.

I feel a photo-revival coming on!

The smokestacks seen from one of the bathing shelters on Bull Island

The smokestacks seen from one of the bathing shelters on Bull Island

Bull Island's Realt na Mara (Star of the Sea) statue

Bull Island’s Realt na Mara (Star of the Sea) statue

Laura

Laura at the end of the North Bull Wall

The Telegraph Car sign...

The Telegraph Car post on Bull Island…

... and a close up

… and a close up

One of the bathing shelters on Bull Island. There actually was a lady using this. She was suffering the icy waters in the hope it would help with a persistent running injury. However, while the "Gents" and "Ladies" shelters remain, the segregation doesn't.

One of the bathing shelters on Bull Island. There actually was a lady using this! She was suffering the icy waters in the hope it would help with a persistent running injury. However, while the “Gents” and “Ladies” shelters remain, the segregation doesn’t!

Laura

Laura, with Dollymount Strand in the background

Watch your step! Looking out into Dublin Bay from the top of the North Bull Wall

Watch your step! Looking out into Dublin Bay from the top of the North Bull Wall

Dog chasing after a stone at Bull Island

A dog chasing after a stone at Bull Island

St Anne's Park

St Anne’s Park

St Anne's Park

St Anne’s Park

Laura checking out the trees at St Anne's Park

Laura checking out the trees at St Anne’s Park

St Anne's Park

St Anne’s Park

Enjoying a walk at St Anne's Park

Enjoying a walk at St Anne’s Park

Laura

Laura

And, we're back in the city centre!

And, we’re back in the city centre!

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Dun Laoghaire Baths

A short history of Dun Laoghaire Baths

Plans for redevelopment? 

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Rogue Wave!

This image was captured the split second before I got an unexpected (and very cold!) shower while taking some photos in Dun Laoghaire today.

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Dublin Street Art

These two pieces of street art are located less than 100 yards from each other on North Anne Street in Dublin.

The first is really striking and, in my opinion, a really impressive and effective piece.

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The second is, well, pure Dublin in many ways. The plaster fell off the brick wall in a particular way and someone saw an opportunity to bring a bit of character to it.

It makes me smile.

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