Eye Walk These Streets..
Posted: Feb 28 in photography
As I recently blogged, last week I went to Trim to join about 30 other photographers take part in what was to be my first photowalk. I’ll not go into the details as it’s already all been mentioned in the previous post. Anyway, today I thought I’d go on a little photowalk of my own; spurred on by the arrival of a new lens. The Canon 50mm F1.4 – recommended to me by big Al
I stuck to the city centre, starting off in Temple Bar, then working my way up to Palace Street, which always has some interesting graffiti. It was there where I noticed a little post box on the wall with a note asking you to post a drawing of your inner child.
The post box is actually opened every so often and the contents are scanned and put on the web. There are no drawings yet of any ‘inner children’ but there are some letters to God which they had been asking for previously. Makes for interesting reading – Letter-box Dublin
I headed over to Dame lane and then realised that I was missing the rugby. So it was into the stags head for the first half to soak up the atmosphere, which in the end was slightly lacking, so I went over to the Mercantile for the 2nd half. Maybe it was due to a better, or at least more exciting 2nd half: it was brilliant. I tried to take a few sneaky shots near the whistle but focusing from the hip aint easy.
Once the match was all over I continued with the pottering and eventually found myself over in the Italian quarter on what I think is called the Millenium Walkway. I noticed a place called boojum. It had posters on the window which mentioned that they’d be coming soon; however inside there was a dozen people tucking to pretty hefty looking burrito’s! A guy approached me and told me that they were having a staff training day and that food was free. It wasn’t long before I was tucking into my very own burrito prepared with loving care and served with a smile. Gorgeous! I’ll be back, probably on open day which I think is Monday 1st March!
I headed back to Temple Bar where the car was parked and took a few more before finally putting an end to this little walk. It didn’t quite reap the same rewards that I got in Trim but Dublin isn’t going anywhere – there will be plenty more oppourtunities
I’ve also included some shots that I took the other night on my walk home from the exhibition at The Observatory. Enjoy.