noirmuse: (Dresden Dolls)
2009-06-29 08:29 pm

A Lone Dublin - Imagery III : Trinity College

Trinity College, Dublin
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Trinity College, Dublin (TCD; Irish: Coláiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath), corporately designated as the Provost, Fellows and Scholars of the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I as the "mother of a university",[3] and is the only constituent college of the University of Dublin. Trinity and the University of Dublin form Ireland's oldest and most prestigious university.[4]

Trinity is located in the centre of Dublin, Ireland, on College Green opposite the former Irish Houses of Parliament (now a branch of the Bank of Ireland). The campus occupies 190,000 m2 (47 acres), with many buildings, both old and new, ranged around large courts (known as "squares") and two playing fields. The Library of Trinity College is a copyright library for Ireland and the United Kingdom, containing over 4.5 million books and significant quantities of maps, manuscripts and music.

Lovely Greogorian buildings, lovely campus, but probably not such a lovely place to study because of the tourist crowds. ;P

6 pictures here )
noirmuse: (Illustrated)
2009-06-29 08:19 pm

A Lone Dublin - Imagery II: O'Connell Street

O'Connell Street
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O'Connell Street (Irish: Sráid Uí Chonaill) is Dublin's main thoroughfare. One of Europe's widest streets, it measures 49m (160ft) in width at its southern end, 46m (150ft) at the north, and is 500m (1650ft) in length. Known as 'Sackville Street' until 1924, Dublin Corporation renamed it in honour of Daniel O'Connell, a nationalist leader of the early nineteenth century whose statue stands at the lower end of the street, facing O'Connell Bridge.

For me basically the heart of the city, as I bascially always have to pass it by or even through it. Very crowded and heavy traffic there, of course, but full of nice buildings. But not much more to say so I'll let the pictures speak for me.

8 pictures this time )
noirmuse: (Dresden Dolls)
2009-06-11 04:22 pm

A Lone Dublin - Imagery I : Grand Canal Dock

Grand Canal Dock
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Grand Canal Dock (Irish: Dúga An Chanáil Mhór) is an area in Ringsend near Dublin city centre, surrounding the Grand Canal Docks, an enclosed harbour or docking area between the River Liffey and the Grand Canal.

It is bounded by the Liffey to the North, South Lotts Road to the East, Grand Canal Street to the South and Macken Street to the West. It contains
Grand Canal Dock railway station (also known as Barrow Street Station) and notable locations in the area include Boland's Mill, the Waterways Visitor's Centre and the Millennium Tower (an apartment building).

Surprisingly that is all Wikipedia has to say on this area, as it a much more interesting place to be than this makes it sound. It is a rather surreal environment featuring modern office and luxury apartment buildings and fancy cafes and stores on one hand but also old, decaying stock houses and lots of contruction sides on the other hand. It is also where the U2 tower is being and more importantly, it is right behind my house. But see for yourself.

11 photos this way )