Dublin Streets – Let Me Take You By The Hand…

Most likely Ralph McTell will forgive me for plagiarising his most famous line…

Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of…

In this case it will be DUBLIN!

My Dublin… my inspiration… at time the tiny little city that gives me the creeps… at other times it inspires. It’s not really a pretty city… there never seemed to have been too much money about. Maybe those days weren’t so bad. They built functional, strong… long lasting structures.

Walk down the Quays… building upon 5 or 6 story building… some may even describe them as drab… late Victorian or early Georgian… nothing too ornate… no comparison with some of the greatest European Capitals. Take a stroll around some of the squares or parks in the inner city… nothing too spectacular… nothing too bold. None the less… let me take you by the hand…

Last Saturday I walked from work in Barrow Street to Connolly Station. If I go directly it takes me just over twenty minutes. But, on the day I had other plans… I wanted to go around to St Stephen’s Green to see if the artists are still hanging their wares our on the perimeter fence at this time of the year. I was also on the hunt for green doors… as mentioned in Monday’s post.

What should have been a run of the mill walk turned into an exciting experience… fun, educational… humbling at times, picturesque… beautiful, sad… and just a little too crowded on Grafton Street for my liking. Click here to open a map of the route… I’m sure Big Brother G won’t mind too much if I use their maps in my blogs… after all, they are paying my wage in an indirect way… so, let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of Dublin…

Click on the top left photo… the captions below the pictures will tell you a little more as you scroll…

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16 Responses to Dublin Streets – Let Me Take You By The Hand…

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  4. Diane C says:

    Great post! You really brought Dublin to life for me. Doing a tour around Ireland is on my bucket list and Dublin is definitely on the itinerary! Did you ever read “Round Ireland with a Fridge”? It’s about comedian Tony Hawks who lost a bet and spent a month hitchhiking around Ireland with a fridge. Pretty damn funny!

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    • aj vosse says:

      Come walk the streets… just don’t carry the fridge around with you! 😉 There’s enough cold beer going around! Yes, I’ve heard of the book, no… I’ve not read it yet… too much on my plate… no time to read! 😉

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  5. mklmsw says:

    Ah Vosse, I really liked this “tour” of some of the Dublin sights! Maybe one day I’ll get to see it in person. One can wish! 🙂

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  6. great shots! thanks for the tour.. what a lovely city.

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  7. Wonderful tour – thank you!

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  8. Sallyann says:

    Thanks, enjoyed the wander around your Dublin. 🙂
    It doesn’t have to be pretty to be beautiful. 🙂

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  9. I love these mosaics you post. A great way to see lots in one post.

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  10. geogypsy2u says:

    I see a rather interesting city full of activities.

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