Dublin has many such beautiful doorways dating from the Georgian period
This one photo is from Pinterest – the others are all my own
Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, is a beautiful city. It is an absolute delight to wander around the lush green parks and open spaces, especially on a sunny afternoon. My first visit, many years ago, was in torrential rain. A lorry driver who generously gave a lift, southwards from the city, to two itinerant hitch-hikers, welcomed us with the comment, “Ireland is beautiful – just needs a bloody great umbrella over it”. My second and third visits were in delightful sunshine which showed off the city’s exquisite Georgian architecture and its many monuments and statues to great advantage. I add below a gallery of photographs taken during my last visit in 2010 …
Sea approach to Dublin Harbour
The Aviva Stadium – formerly Landsdowne Road Stadium – venue for major rugby and football matches
St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Church Of Ireland. Founded in 1191, its 43 metres high spire makes it the tallest church in Ireland.
Ivy covered Georgian Terrace houses
Georgian-style Bay Windows
Front façade of St.Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre
Memorial Stone in St.Stephen’s Green Park, to Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, (1831-1915) a former Fenian Leader.
Statue in St. Stephen’s Green Park, to Wolfe Tone a leading figure of the Irish Independence Movement
The Papal Cross in Phoenix Park commemorates the Pope’s visit to Dublin in 1979
The Wellington Testimonial Obelisk in Phoenix Park. Arthur Wellesley, ‘The Iron Duke’, general and politician, was born in Ireland.