There was once a stage where I’d go out at least once a week with my camera, but the long dark winter nights never did anything for my productivity or enthusiasm and as such, I’ve failed miserably over the last couple of months. Now that the evenings are getting brighter, its time to get back on the horse (read ‘bike’) and get the camera out again…The snaps below were taken over two nights, one recent, the other not so recent.
The Docklands is a great place for a wander with a camera. Its less than five minutes cycle from O’Connell Bridge, but its a world away. I’ll hopefully have another piece up next week from the area around the port itself. Below, I never noticed that you could see Lansdowne Road from the Liffey before. I took this at the time, and then on a bus the other day with Donal from this here parish and he saw it and said “that’s a great snap…” Well, here you are. A bit grey but…
Apologies for the quality of the below snap, it was taken from the other side of the Liffey and daylight was starting to fade. For the sheer size of the piece its worth a look, must be at least thirty foot long. Sam has previously published a series of articles on Dublin graffiti artists, and the entry for UEK can be found here.
Below is a close-up of the sign you can see in the distance in the first image. A strange little area this, with locks and little bridges over docks off the Liffey. Looks like a great place for undisturbed midsummers drinking all the same…
Not too far away from the “Grand Canal Docks” sign are the two pieces below. I like the “Do the right thing” tag on the first, and the second just looks fantastic.
The two pictures below were taken around Christmas. I’ve never really practised taking pictures at night, so its a whole new ball game for me. Lights and shadows blur and either make or mess up a good shot. I should probably buy a tri-pod. Or a new camera. Or get lessons. Actually all three would be good. The Screen cinema below- the only cinema I’ve been in where the staff walk in and flick the light switch off pre-film. Not quite as dramatic as cineworld or the like, but oldschool.
Rathmines Church is worth a post on its own. Such a beautiful building inside and out, with its iconic green dome, initially meant for a church in St. Petersburg assembled here instead due to the social upheavals there at the time. Sorry for the headache inducing blur, but its the best snap I could get of the dome, the Moon, Venus and Mercury so close together. Definitely need that tri-pod.
Anyone interested in the other pictures I’ve stuck up, just stick “A few quick snaps” into the search bar on the right side of the blog, it’ll link you straight to them.