The doors of Dublin are stately looking, and arches are somewhat of a theme. The lamp posts are handsome as well, and if you look closely you will see the shamrocks on them.
Dublin has an estimated population of 1.3M with an average age of 36. There are 16,000+ students enrolled at Trinity College downtown, and it also welcomes over 7M tourists each year. It is ‘young’ and busy.
When you consider the number of residents plus students and visitors, the massive rail and building construction projects, and the current transportation strike, it is a challenge to move about.
There is a lot of infrastructure work going on this year thanks to funding from the EU. This is the only photo I captured that didn’t have a crane, construction fence, or a razed lot in it.
Ireland is a beautiful country, Dublin is a city steeped in rich history, but I certainly was more captivated by the rural towns and the charming countryside with the rolling fields and the flocks of sheep. ☘
Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, 09/29/16.