Dusk in Dublin
Due to recent commitments with our new Community Choir, I have not been out and about so much with the camera over the past month. However, I remembered that I had some unposted shots from an evening photowalk with friends in Dublin in late April. A selection of photos from that event form the basis of my latest blog post.
The idea was to avail of the so-called ‘blue hour’ – the period of twilight in the morning and evening when the sun is a significant distance below the horizon and the residual, indirect sunlight takes on a predominantly blue hue. However, we decided not to worry too much about that and just took photos of whatever, whenever.
The results, for me anyway, were a mixture of street, urban landscape and architectural scenes. Below are my favourite shots from the evening, with a little bit of background commentary along the way. I hope you enjoy them.
Colourful jigsaw facade on St. Mary’s Creche and Pre-School on City Quay
Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, City Quay
Bronze statue (on the left!) by Irish artist Dony McManus, commemorates the tradition of docking in the area which disappeared with the containerisation of shipping cargo.
Church of St Laurence O’Toole, visible through a gap in the modern buildings along North Wall Quay.
Samuel Beckett Bridge – one of my favourite landmarks in Dublin.
Samuel Beckett Bridge
Detail, and some evening shadows, on the Samuel Beckett Bridge.
View from the Samuel Beckett Bridge towards Ringsend and the Pigeon House.
Looking west. One of my favourite shots of the evening.
Towards the city centre.
Liberty Hall, the Customs House and the Millennium Spire, silhouetted against the evening sky.
My favourite shot of the evening.
Statue of Admiral Brown, honouring the Mayo-born father of the Argentine navy. The bronze sculpture was cast in Argentina and is a replica of the one that stands in Buenos Aires.
Old diving bell.
Great memories John – I did a lot of jogging up and down those quays at one time. The Samuel Beckett I watched being put into place, hoping they’d got the measurements correct 🙂