Time for the train

A clock suspended from the roof of Heuston Train Station, Dublin. The odd thing about travel is that I’ve probably been in the US more times than I’ve been in Dublin, and certainly have been in London. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/80s

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Joyce and the Spire

Joyce and the Spire James Joyce, forever forced to look upon the Spire on O’Connell Street Dublin. Here’s a humorous look at the names of the statues and monuments in Dublin. I had heard that the Spire was nicknamed the “Stiletto in the Ghetto”, but I hadn’t heard it called, “North Pole”! Overhead wires destroy urban photography and this is no exception. I could have tried to clone it out but it’s notoriously difficult to clone out objects against a varying sky. Ah well. I like this: self-portrait with 6×9 ultrawide pinhole camera

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Reflection on the Spire

Reflection on the Spire O’Connell Street in Dublin is reflected in the polished surface of the Spire. A young teenager leans on the edifice in the shade away from the glaring sun. This was inspired by a shot I saw one another photoblog, can’t remember which one now. Does anyone know the image I’m talking about? Here’s another picture of the Spire showing it’s full 120m height! If you’re curious, the Spire can just about be seen from space as Google Maps shows!

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Who’s for supper?

Who’s for supper? A mural on a wall in Dublin a few weeks ago. We passed this while walking back to our hotel. I get the feeling there’s a story behind this picture. Does anyone know it?

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