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O'Connell Street

By TrevBatWCC    
Well, after what should have been a 3¼ hour trip across a choppy Irish Sea on Tuesday, a predicted storm travelling across Ireland got to Dublin before us, and within sight of Dublin we got an announcement on the ferry of the 80 mph gales preventing us from docking until the harbourmaster deemed the wind had subsided enough to safely enter the harbour. So, after bobbing about in Dublin Bay for another 3¼ hours in howling winds we finally arrived! Sad
Despite the shaky start, had a super time in Dublin, nice hotel and good food (and Guinness, of course!), lots to see & do, and the natives were so very friendly Smile After a slightly wet start after breakfast, Wednesday turned out quite nice with lots of sunshine nearly all day. Leaving the hotel and heading down O'Connell Street, V1 was the first image I took. The large building on the left is the General Post Office; the large pole to the right is the 'Spire of Dublin', officially titled the 'Monument of Light'. It's a stainless steel pin-like monument 121.2 metres in height and 3 metres wide at the base, and was completed in January 2003 at a cost of €4,000,000. V2 was taken a few minutes later, looking back across the O'Connell Bridge from the south side of the River Liffey.
Many thanks again to Patty (pentaxpatty) for her User Award on my previous upload Jardin de la villa-museé Fragonard , most appreciated! Smile

Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, tweaked in Photomatix Pro 5 and Photoshop Elements 11.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Tags: Architecture Ireland Dublin Post office Landscape and travel Oconnell bridge Oconnell street Spire of Dublin

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Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2015 10:01AM
Impossible to pick a favorite, both images are truly lovely, great architecture, great colour tones and good to view... GrinGrin
Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2015 10:07AM
Oh flippin' eck...3 hours bobbin' about in Dublin BayTongueTongueTongueTongue
I would be green!........appropiateWink
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
21 Nov 2015 10:14AM
The Irish sea...don't you just love it? 😆😆😆

we were a little underwhelmed by Dublin, but that's another story....Great shots...super comp withe tricolor in full view 😆
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
21 Nov 2015 10:39AM
Not many people about, Trev, ideal for taking images. Two excellent results.
cabbie Plus
14 31 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2015 10:56AM
Two fine captures Trev well worth the inconvenience

barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2015 11:46AM
excellent work from you as always...
21 Nov 2015 12:34PM
Great capture, glad the break turned out well after a choppy start.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2435 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2015 12:56PM
Good memories, we stayed just up the road and turn left a bit..
Re the Spire, I hope you came across the alternative names, which include The Stiffy at the Liffey and The Erection at the Intersection. Dublin is very good at unofficial names for its monuments...
21 Nov 2015 1:20PM
Wow Trev, what a wonderful view of O'Connell Street and then the fantastic bridge in V2. Superb process again

I owe you two mails, been hectic here I will catch up soon

21 Nov 2015 1:29PM
Two great images like v1
12 10 10 England
21 Nov 2015 2:51PM
Two of your excellent images Trev - wind blowing and holding that flag out very well. Grin
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2015 4:05PM
Two superb scenes and beautifully processed Trev. Good food and Guinness........... can't be bad.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
9 489 7 Australia
21 Nov 2015 8:50PM
Excellent photography as usual Trevor, I have been looking forward to your trip to see Dublin.
Your ferry trip sounded scary. We are crossing the Bass straight between Melbourne and Tasmania in a few weeks time...a 12 hour crossing ...the crossing can be wild...hope ours is better than yours
21 Nov 2015 10:39PM
Two fabulous images of Dublin, Trev.
Brings back wonderful memories of our visit a few years ago.

jocas 6 6 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2015 3:18PM
Two superb images that bring back lovely memories, v1 my favorite with the flag flying fully in the wind ,
Excellent processing giving a vibrant feel very appropriate for diblinGrin
jocas 6 6 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2015 3:19PM
Or Dublin evenGrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2015 6:16AM
Two lovely shots of this wonderful place that I have yet to visit.

Jim Larkin featured in V1 looks like the kind of guy I'd like to meet.

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