Photographer's Note

Pictured here is a part of the Grand Canal Theatre in south central Dublin city.

The view here is taken from Misery Hill, standing between the edge of the Marker Hotel and No 4 Grand Canal Plaza, looking upwards to the North East corner of the theatres façade. The silver effect wall would actually be the side of the building, but because of its unusual design, its hard to describe it exactly.

Designed by Daniel Libeskind, the theatre faces onto the central plaza of the grand canal square and over the canal basin itself.

The theatre can hold 2000 people and is a more intimate venue than Dublin's main O2 Stadium (aka, the Point Depot). As a result, many of the shows here would be more opera/classical/theatre based than the popular big name stars in the O2 on the north side of the inner city.

The roof has been designed with a rooftop terrace looking over Dublin, and down on the square itself creating another outdoor stage.

In recent years, the venue was renamed the Bord Gais Energy Theatre after Irelands national gas company, but I still prefer its old name and most people I know still refer to as Grand Canal Theatre.

This would be one of my favorite modern buildings in Dublin, and one which I seem to upload a picture of at least once every few weeks. Sorry to anybody who is sick of looking at it!

Thanks for looking.

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