Winners, Prizes, and Reflections, on the Dublin Picture Quiz.

Here, again slightly later than advertised, are the results for the picture quiz.  The results mind, not the answers, you’ll find those already submitted on the previous post, published a few days ago,  (go back there and have a look if there were any pictures you didn’t know) Thank you very much everyone who took… Read More Winners, Prizes, and Reflections, on the Dublin Picture Quiz.

Nabokov, Perec, Joyce and Bloom; Ulysses, Maps and Games.

Recently we asked readers to identify this map below. As many people either knew or guessed, it’s a sketch concerning Ulysses,  that novel routinely claimed as the best or most influential tome in 20th century literature,  and written of course by James Joyce, (below). I came across the drawing a few weeks back, while researching a new walking route around… Read More Nabokov, Perec, Joyce and Bloom; Ulysses, Maps and Games.

Coastal Walks: Dublin on its bay.

When my students ask for recommendations, for weekend activities, I often remind them that  Dublin is on a bay, and encourage them to take advantage of that fact, every weekend or evening when the weather is good enough. The South Bull Wall,  above.   North (Bull) Wall;  above. With Bull Island alongside.    West Pier,  Dun Laoghaire.  above. Howth:  (above)… Read More Coastal Walks: Dublin on its bay.

Plaques, gargoyles and granite shop fronts.

Some snaps and details from a recent walking tour (April 13th) with architectural historian & expert in 18th Century Dublin shops, Sarah Foster.  Unfortunately the day was a cold and grey, so forgive the dull light.  Some of these details (like the gargoyle above) Sarah pointed out, in a few other cases I wandered off the route to snap things that… Read More Plaques, gargoyles and granite shop fronts.

from Sea to shining Sea, a picture walk, on Howth head.

On of the best walks near Dublin is the circumnavigation of the Howth peninsula.  I love to do the entire 360 circuit, and prefer it anti-clockwise, if you like, as you begin on the south-facing side and so catch more sun. Just leave the car at and start walking somehwere between the modern church near Sutton cross and Sutton dinghy… Read More from Sea to shining Sea, a picture walk, on Howth head.

a shorter photo essay- Four Courts to Green St & around.

This is the companion photo essay to the recent Pearse St post.   https://arranqhenderson.com/2013/02/20/autumn-when-dublin-comes-to-life-a-little-picture-essay-of-pearse-st/    This walk took place on the same Open House weekend.   And our little gathering of arcitectural and social history afficianados were led by the same guide, the excellent Lisa Cassidy. We started just behind the Four Courts, at Chancellery House, (above), designed by Herbert Simms, commemorated in… Read More a shorter photo essay- Four Courts to Green St & around.

Custom-made Beauty. – Power, genius and intrigue, in 18th century Dublin.

I recently posted on an event that runs in Dublin November each year called Open House,  dedicated to architecture by helping to educate and inform us all about the history and practice of that great art, and by giving the public access to some of the best buildings in the country. It’s one of my… Read More Custom-made Beauty. – Power, genius and intrigue, in 18th century Dublin.

Autumn, when Dublin comes to Life. a little picture essay of Pearse St.

Every autumn, there are two wonderful events in Dublin. The first, in September is called “Culture Night” which is pretty self-explanatory but covers all the arts.   The second event is called “Open House”.  It aims to interest and engage and to give people direct access to architecture, from old medieval and Georgian buildings, to the latest bits of… Read More Autumn, when Dublin comes to Life. a little picture essay of Pearse St.