OK… some of you may say a river can’t be included in my alphabet but it is as much an attraction in the city as many of the other features. I’m reminded of a bit of wall art on a building that has now been partially demolished so the line is no longer there to be seen.
Yep… the Liffey cuts the City like a meandering blue vein!
However, the cutting has resulted in a bit of friendly rivalry between locals. Those on the South Side usually don’t have too many good words for folk from the North Side but if you ask a North Sider he’ll soon let you know what he thinks about South Siders! No love lost… but, it’s always in good humour.
As is the way with water… all sorts of folk enjoy using it… in different ways. In summer the city lads and lasses don their wetsuits and go swimming while others paddle or row along happily.
Than there are the boats and barges that use the Liffey. I’ve managed to get quite a few photos over the years of friends leaving or entering the two canals that begin along the river. The Royal and the Grand have histories longer than both canals and the rivers they link but that’s a story for another day…
OK… I’ll slow down now. No… wait… the river was the key feature allowing the city the honour of hosting the Tall Ships in 2012. I managed a few great snaps then as well…
So… you see, the river really brings the city together… even though the North and South Siders won’t always agree!