Dublin Photos Part 1 – Architecture

As promised, here are some photos from my recent trip to Dublin. I’ll probably break this up over a few posts.

Let’s start with a few churches:

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral, which was located directly across the street from our hotel


Arch

Arch/bridge leading from Christ Church Cathedral to a neighbouring building


St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral, where Jonathan Swift was dean


St Audeon Church

Tower of the medieval St. Audeon Church, now a museum


St Audeon Church

The "new" St. Audeon Church. This one is still in use and serves the Polish immigrant community.


The Church

Entrance to "The Church", a restaurant/pub housed in a former church

Considering that Ireland is usually viewed as an extremely religious and extremely Catholic country, I was stunned how many of the churches we saw were either no longer in use or were still in use, but apparently mainly served as museums complete with (rather steep) entrance fees. Now I always drop some money into the collection box, when visiting a historic church, but formal entrance fees are very unusual for churches. Another big surprise was that the two big cathedrals were both Protestant, in a country that’s eighty to ninety percent Catholic (that’s probably why they charged entrance fees, because they have hardly any worshippers).

And now some more architecture:

Custom House

The gorgeous Georgian custom house, located on the banks of the river Liffey


Dublin Castle

More Georgian gorgeousness at Dublin Castle


Arch at Dublin Castle

Arch at Dublin Castle


Dublin Docklands

Futuristic buildings, including the inevitable ferris wheel, in the Dublin docklands. What is it with ferris wheels in the British Isles anyway?


Neogothic Building

Lovely Neogothic Brick Building


Building

This building on the banks of the river Liffey has lovely ceramic ornaments.


Building and lamp

A beautiful streetlamp and a bank or building society in the background


Art Deco theatre

An Art Deco theatre, which now houses some kind of 3D thrill experience, and the statue of a monk

And now some interiors:

St. Stephen's Green

A beautiful Steampunky clock inside St. Stephen's Green shopping centre. The centre itself was crammed full of kioscs and rather forgettable, but the roof construction is stunning.


The Bank

Interior of "The Bank", a Victorian bank transformed into a pub


The Bank

The Bank, again

That’s it for today. More photos to come tomorrow.

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5 Responses to Dublin Photos Part 1 – Architecture

  1. Estara says:

    Oh yes… reminds me a lot of my stay in Bournemouth and later in Cambridge. You had lovely weather even if the the time between coming home and going to work was too short.

    • Cora says:

      Yes, I was really lucky with the weather. It only rained once and that was largely while I was indoors having breakfast.

      I imagine Cambridge was lovely and as for Bournemouth, I’ve always had a soft spot for British seaside towns and resorts.

      • Estara says:

        Cambridge in the early morning light is – just amazing – as long as you live near the city centre, which I did. The outskirts can be just as ugly as any UK town’s.

        Also *points down* this post was spammed by Dublin architects ^^

        • Cora says:

          It seems to me as if all larger towns everywhere have ugly outskirts.

          Also thanks for pointing out the spammy architects. They must have slipped through my filter.

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