Couple of days ago I planned a blue hour trip with darek1978 to take pictures of the famous Four Courts building, which I uploaded before.
Walking along the quay I have noticed this tiny charming church. I tried to find it in lonely planet guidebook to Dublin, or DK eyewitness travel guidebook, and even in wikipedia -NOTHING!
Because the sharpness of this shot was good enough I was able to read a small inscription: "St Paul's Church - Smithfield". That facilitated further search and the results are included below.
I just realized how much tourists are dependent on the guidebook writers and their tastes. I believe this church, may be not spectacular, but at least is worth mentioning. At least there should be cross on the map. And there wasn't...
St Paul's Church, Arran Quay, Dublin
St Paul's dates from 1835-37, was designed by Patrick Byrne, and is one of the most prominent buildings on the city quays. Patrick Byrne was a prominent church architect of the time and was also responsible for St Audoen's on nearby High Street. A fine portico with four Ionic columns fronts the church to the river in a very prominent site, especially for a catholic church which were usually sited on quieter back streets. The tower was completed in 1843 and gives the church a visibility along the quays except from the east where it is blocked by the dome of the Four Courts. It is currently closed to the public after a decline in numbers living in the parish.
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cyim (523) 2009-02-15 8:41
Brilliant! Perfect lighting.
loves_summer (1310) 2009-02-15 10:27
Great blue hour shot! I also sometimes have trouble figuring out the name of a building that I have taken a picture of, and it can get very frustrating. Anyway, great colours and illumination. Also, good sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing!
swiatopelk777 (0) 2009-02-16 1:13
Fajowskie nocne foto, dobre kolorki, solidna ostrosc. Podoba sie.
darek1978 (13361) 2009-02-16 8:42
Jak sobie przypomne w jakim miejscu i jak oswietlony jest ten kosciol(a nie jest wcale) to musze powiedziec, ze wykonales kawal dobrej roboty. Teraz widac wszystkie najmniejsze detale a w rzeczywistosci jest tylko ciemna sciana. Fajnie wyszlo szczegolnie z tym deep blue niebem, ktoro fantastycznie uzupelnia cala "gore" fotki.
Aviller (3866) 2009-02-17 12:08
Very nice shot. The tight, almost "upright-panoramic" crop fits in well with the subject since the church does look quite slim. The blue hour sky looks magnificent and allows the buildings to stand out even more.
ilDottore (5252) 2009-05-27 14:18
Ech... coraz trudniej mi znajdowac u Ciebie fotki do skrytykowania. :)
Ten kościół faktycznie zasługuje na uwiecznienie i zstał przez Ciebie doskonale złapany.
Amaz (11475) 2009-07-10 4:18
nice perspective and amazing colours!!
Good work and well seen!!!
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (34663)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-02-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM
- Exposure: f/4, 26 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Dublin churches by Mariusz [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-02-15 1:16