A newish blog which has really grabbed our attention is ‘Cycling With’, which sees Dubliners on their bikes sharing stories about the city they love. We were sent this video, which shows Architectural Historian Ellen Rowley going for a cycle, and I thought it was more than worthy of sharing here. I’ve always had an interest in Herbert Simms and we’ll some day do a brief feature in him for the site, but for now enjoy this excellent video.
Ellen Rowley is an Architectural Historian who lives with her family in Ballybough, Dublin.
We went for a cycle with Ellen and looked at the architectural heritage around parts of Dublin that often goes ignored, the architecture of the 20th Century and her special interest the social housing schemes by the former prolific city architect Herbert Simms.
Ellen recently compiled a book of essays on Irish Architecture “i.e. Patterns of Thought”.