Restored Pavilion in the People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire

Had a tour around recently as part of Open House Dublin organised by the IAF. The Pavilion in the People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire has been extensively restored and extended a bit, with lots of glass walling. It will shortly be opening (November 2014) as a Fallon...

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Bloomsday – Joyce’s Tower

Panorama taken from the James Joyce Tower in Sandycove. (Click on the image – then click again on the resultant page image again to see the (large) fullsize...

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Just a brief departure from my normal photographs in honour of our national holiday (and wine is another of my interests, apart from photography). The label is a humorous special version from Niepoort – they produce one from different countries each year, and...

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My Photo Used in dlrtimes Magazine

Recently, the largest cruise line in the world – Queen Mary 2 – visited Dun Laoghaire. I posted some photos of this on my Facebook (personal) page – and one of them has now been used in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Council magazine – dlrtimes....

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Photography Training in London

I truly believe you never stop learning. So, each year, I set aside some time (and money) to attend photography workshops and training. This year, I attended the Societies Photo Convention and classes in London. Overall, I must have gone to about 12 different seminars...

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New Orleans in Signs

An alternative look at New Orleans via the huge variety of street signs and ads I photographed there. Everything from bar and venue signs, political statements to faded wall adverts. A vibrant, fascinating, musical amazing city. Big Irish connections as well –...

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A Streetcar Named Desire

In recognition of the end of Mardi Gras today in New Orleans, here’s a photo of a streetcar. Sadly, it no longer runs to Desire, so that’s photoshopped-in (from an actual historical tram sign). You can read about the origin of the name, and the Tennessee...

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Christmas photos from Dun Laoghaire Pier

Some photos taken from Dun Laoghaire pier – the bandstand was outlined with some Xmas lights (though the protective barriers around it did take away from the impact). Happy Christmas everyone....

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Killiney Hill

The weather was mild and bright last Sunday, and I went for a walk to one of my local favourite places – Killiney (and Dalkey) Hill. The day was a bit too hazy for the sort of photos I wanted to take – but I ended up with a few anyway. The first one is of...

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Ferris wheel

Photos of the “Jubilee” ferris wheel and roundabout from the Dun Laoghaire Festival. More difficult to take than I expected. The wheel wasn’t turning very fast, and I found it hard to get a long enough exposure to get really good light trails. I...

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Martello Tower No. 7 – Killiney

Open House Dublin was on from 7-9th October. I managed to visit 2 properties this year – Government Buildings and Martello Tower Number Seven, Killiney Hill Road. The Government Buildings tour was very interesting, but unfortunately no photos were allowed...

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