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 fašade. 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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pajaran (48931) 2014-01-16 11:21
interesantan tekst o pozoristu , sa opisom ...
Lep pogled na modernu fasadu ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the theater, with a description ...
Nice view of the modern facade ...
Good footage and contrast, beautiful colors.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
cornejo (28517) 2014-01-16 12:05
Hi Noel, I like this very good photograph with an interesting framing of this beautiful and interesting composition with the building and sky, well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
carlo62 (28369) 2014-01-16 13:30
insolito taglio, colpisce l'attenzione e crea interesse, la foto Ŕ molto bella per la luce, i colori e il riflesso, ma, sicuramente, con questa vista Ŕ molto pi¨ originale.
krzychu30 (15344) 2014-01-16 13:31
Definitely something in my taste.
Excellent upward perspective and color scheme make the shot takes on so cool,abstract look.
Very creative and inspiring work my friend!
ourania (27138) 2014-01-16 14:08
a very attractive picture with fine dynamism and delicious blue tones. I like very much the deep blue and silvery tones on the sleek surface of the building, they give it a great sense of lightness. The role of the clouds is playful too, one is playing hide and seek, the others are perceived a sweeping trails reflected on the fašade. What I find fascinating is that this picture would show a very intriguing and lovely view any way we turned it. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
chrislo (4151) 2014-01-16 15:12
At first glance from the thumbnail, I thought it was the cockpit of a plane pointing its nose to the sky. The mystery solved when I opened the photo and realised you just made a great graphical shot of this modern building. I love the dynamic perspective and the way the lines seem to converge to the little cloud. The metal provides some nice and artistic reflections. Very well done.
bukitgolfb301 (34612) 2014-01-16 16:40
Hi dear Noel, how are you?
Great shot! Your psotings seem to be sophisticated day bay day for me. Great angle, proposrtion, color contarst. I wonder you use PL-filter. If not, you had bettre use it, in case of blue sky background.
Nevertheless, great shot needless to mention.
All the best and have a good day! TAKERO
imageme (1591) 2014-01-16 17:50
Hi Noel, Nice captured with interesting POV and perspective against the blue sky. The reflection on the panels of the building is nice too. The linear pattern is well presented. Thank for sharing
jcpix (11648) 2014-01-16 18:32
Sick of looking at it, are you kidding me...no way, not when you continually show it in new and interesting ways...don't stop now! :) Speaking of interesting, boom...this is cool! Nice work putting a new slant (pun intended) on an old face. This is great, the converging lines from this perspective reinforce the graphism, and all of the smaller shapes within the overall form is fantastic. Brilliant idea to flip this on its side, it shows your creative vision.
I was listening to U2's Silver and Gold this afternoon, which I will now be singing as Silver and Blue after seeing this....gold may hold actual monetary value, but blue is my favorite color, so it wins! So, I have to know, did you consciously compose this to align the rooftop point with the cloud...coincidence, or carefully planned?? Really neat concept, it turned out to be quite effective. I hope they put it back level for their concerts though. :) Happy Friday!
Cheers from the Left Coast,
emka (73761) 2014-01-16 21:00
hello Noel, Fantastic photo of your favorite place in Dublin. creative shot and spectacular composition. Something that Craig would love to see. Haha, I like this small cloud on the edge. I was there only in the night so I couldn't see the whole building properly. But I liked the place anyway.
WArm regrads Malgo
jjcordier (73704) 2014-01-16 23:03
Une belle photo graphique de cette architecture moderne, le petit nuage Útant la cerise sur le gÔteau.
SnapRJW (29338) 2014-01-17 1:04
Hello Noel - This finely composed shot stands in stark contrast with some of your more classical architectural shots and for this subject I think the approach you have taken works well. The pared down image has a more abstract feel and the reflective surface looks super against the blue sky (you see Dublin does have some good weather!) I particularly like the way the clouds are reflected in a series of sweeping parallel curves. Nicely done dear friend! Have a great weekend Rosemary
mirosu (12676) 2014-01-17 2:52
We get a great idea of this fabulous building, depth and clarity are superb. Apart from that, even beyond the physical description, the picture is a delight to look at for its beautiful light and nice complementing blue tone colours. Well done.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-01-17 3:08
Very innovative POV chosen for this abstract composition. I like the contrast between the facade and the sky. The little cloud at the corner of the facade is a very good inclusion. The cloud reflections form a strange circular trail on the facade which is also an added attraction. Love your thought process behind this photo, nicely executed as well.
Thanks for sharing as always.
rigoletto (34225) 2014-01-17 3:39
hi noelle. takero is right, your photos get more sophisticated with each upload, and some are indeed feasts for eyes looking for some cracking photos. great minimalistic result, that cloud stuck to the sharp edge is a killer detail. then i see the curvy rows of cloud reflections, and i am down on my knees, celebrating this beauty in awe.
mesutilgim (80576) 2014-01-17 4:14
Hello dear Noel,
Amazing architectorial capture with perfect pov and great graphical effect.
Interesting notes as well.
TFS and have a nice weekend
macjake (52920) 2014-01-17 4:37
first of all, thanks for your comments on my FB photos from Cuba, much appreciated. I have hundreds more but i don't want to post too many :)
yes, i thought i remembered correctly that you enjoyed this building and we don't mind seeing it over and over. In fact, it reminds me of some buildings in Las Vegas.
have you ever posted a photo from the rooftop overlooking Dublin? can't remember...if not, get to it my friend! haha...lets see Dublin from a Rooftop viewpoint!!!! I know i'd be climbing up top :)
cool and funky shot of some modern architecture.
timecapturer (45633) 2014-01-17 6:06
like this! As someone who normally presents us with the more aged architectural magnificence of your homeland, this is perhaps a step outside your comfort zone, and can I say it is well worth it, no matter how sick you make us feel. Your POV and execution here are perfect with the placement of features so balanced and harmonious. Love the baby cloud sneaking around the apex of this silver monolith and also the tantalising cloud patterns on the surface too. It all works wonderfully and an eye-catching presentation. Knew Craig would like this one.
Enjoy the weekend - B.
siudzi (32645) 2014-01-18 2:16
Like the visual impact of this shot. It has a really strong composition due to the graphical layout and intensive blue tones around. Excellent modern design presentation! TFS!
Have a nice weekend!
Royaldevon (26815) 2014-01-18 8:08
This reminds me of the 'W' or Wikiki building in Barcelona, not only because of its silvery blue exterior but, also because it has been posted so many times without ever becoming boring.
You have a great angle on it here, giving the impression of an aeroplane or a huge fish, sleek in every respect.
The smooth exterior creates a wonderful surface for reflections. This building will change its appearance with each quirk in the weather!
Have a great w/e,
Loved your reference to the Muppets. What an impact they had on all generations who watched them!
abmdsudi (40174) 2014-01-18 10:05
Like the way you have taken this ... sort of feel & I thought a worthwhile angle how the building is used to for the shapes, clean lines and perspective within it to create an artistic image and strong dramatic feel. This stands out well against the blue sky. A wonderful capture and tfs
Gigidusud (13649) 2014-01-20 6:41
Wow! Splendid architectural shot with nice perspective and great graphic effect. Well done!
Have a nice week my friend,