There are not too many high buildings in Dublin, so the seventh floor of the Guinness Storehouse ensures an incredible, although a bit distant, view over entire city centre. I have already uploaded a photo with the whole panorama of Dublin (SEE HERE). In this photo I show you a fragment of it which seems to contain a lot of important elements and can give you some orientation about what to expect in Dublin. Remember that whatever seems so close in this photo may be actually far away as the tele lens has squeezed the perspective.
The largest tower in the left belongs to the St John the Baptist and St Augustine church. There is not much space left from it but you can spot there just above the green roof a triangle with three statues it is part of St Audoen church which is taken over by a Polish community in Dublin. If you go a bit further up along the left edge of the frame you may spot several diagonal lines which are part of a huge tilted cylinder made of glass: it is the modern building of the Dublin Convention Centre. If you now go to the very end of the right side you will see several yellow cranes on the horizon. They are already in Dublin Port which is at the very east end of the town (we are standing west from the city centre looking east). Further behind the cranes you can spot the Irish Sea and the horizon line. There are ferries connecting Dublin for example with Liverpool, the closest destination across the Irish Sea is probably Holyhead in Wales. The highest structure in the right is some sort of antenna. I have no idea what it is. But just touching it behind you see a gray spire of the St Andrew church which is in the very centre of the old town and which is not a church anymore but it hosts now the main Tourist Information centre in Dublin. If it sounds surprising to you I can tell you that there is another church in the city centre which was converted into an elegant restaurant The Church (not visible in this photo). A bit to the left and down from the antenna you can spot a cute charming little tower with a green little dome. This is a tower of Dublin Castle. This particular tower belongs to a part which is more a palace than an actual castle. There is not much left from the old castle. One out of four towers remained not visible in this photo though. In the very centre of the photo you can spot two similarly shaped gray towers. The higher one is the Christ Church Cathedral, one of the two most important churches in Dublin. The second tower is currently a museum with an exposition on the Viking times in Dublin: Dublinia. Far in the distance in the centre of the image, surely more than one hour walk from the towers you can spot a large white wheel. It was constructed pretty recently in Dublin and it is actually so far away from the city centre that not much is visible when you are riding it. It is closer to the port. Almost touching the wheel at its bottom left side is a gray building with a tiny blue inscription. It says the O2 and it is a wonderful modern concert hall. I have listened there to Britney Spears, Pink, Elton John and Bryan Adams. Very very far in the distance at the upper right side of the wheel you can see a tiny white tower. It is a lighthouse which is really far away from city centre on a peninsula in the part of the town called Howth. What else? You can find here a fragment of the new harp-shaped bridge over river Liffey. It is a white diagonal line going from St Augustine church tower down right in direction of Christ Church Cathedral. Now if you want to see more please check the other photo linked above.
I was extremely lucky to have such a good weather at this POV but I still regret that the visibility was not a bit better. There is some fog visible on the horizon. Still it was probably one of just few good weather days this year. The sky was clear but, as it is often the case in Ireland, there was also a terribly strong cold wind.
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mauro61 (52623) 2011-08-13 2:03
bella serie di architetture e geometrie con l'ampio panorama sulla cittŕ.
Splendidi i colori e la profonditŕ dell'immagine.
npecanhuk (61518) 2011-08-13 2:50
Very nice and interesting cityscape picture!
I have never seen DUBLIN from this POV!
Lots of elements to be seen and enjoyed... a real mixture of all architectural styles!
Excellent photo quality!
TFS - congrats,
macjake (52830) 2011-08-13 4:47
this could very easily be made into some sort of jigsaw puzzle. has so many little colorful pieces to it. a little bit of this, a little bit of that!
I find my eye scanning all areas of the frame.
keeps me busy and keeps me interested to find more.
great patchwork collage!
Sergiom (55215) 2011-08-13 5:40
Il y a beaucoup d'informations dans cette image. Beaucoup de clochers et de la construction en masse avec toutes ces grues. Un trčs beau paysage urbain.
lousat (72855) 2011-08-13 8:46
Hi Mariusz,a lot of differents elements,architechtures,colors,styles,details..a very very rich composition,i like a lot the crop and the perfect moment whit the best light.Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano.
Sonata11 (33175) 2011-08-13 8:50
jaka piekna panorama miasta. Wiadac jak zycie tetni. Ladna i ciekawa architektura. Wszystkiego po trochu. Wiele dzieje sie na tym zdjeciu. Bardzo ladne naturalne kolory, bardzo dobra ostrosc, super POV. Zdjecie przyciaga wzrok. Podoba mi sie. Super zdjecie.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze milego WE,
josepmarin (57571) 2011-08-13 8:59
the flat perspective because of the tele lens, squeezes all the buildings with varied architectural styles, in a very attractive way and with a magnificent graphics.
There is many graphical wealth in the composition, and we can spend a lot of minutes watching the great quantity of elements that you have included in the framing.
The top of the needle of the tower is cut, I suppose that you could not use another angle a bit more opened to catch her totally, but this small detail does not spoil the composition.
A nice work.
JFS (32459) 2011-08-13 11:35
It's amazing the different architectures one can see on this fantastic shot! Well observed, I like it!
Fis2 (82320) 2011-08-13 12:25
Ale piekne wieze a jak poukladane w kadrze.
Szkoda, ze pierwsza obcieta :(
Ciekawie wyglada Dublin.
Kadr, kolory i ostrosc eleganckie.
bukitgolfb301 (34612) 2011-08-13 14:35
Hi bonjour my dear Mariusz
Your note is intersting. Your work is also intersting and nice contamination of modern and classic. So clear and sharp image with much tasteful and light color via perfect framework as usual as your taste. Thanks for your sharing nice work and have a good weekend!
Takero from heat Tokyo (thses 7 days continue 35℃ or more)
raszid62 (18583) 2011-08-14 0:07
piękna panorama na dachy Dublinu.widać ,ze sporo tam sie buduje i to pomimo kryzyzu. Widać też dźwigi portowe i Wielkie Koło. Bardzo dobra wyrazistośc obrazu. Szkoda jedynie ,ze wieża kościoła nieco ucięta. Doskonała jakość.
SWEETFREEDOM (21742) 2011-08-14 2:18
many interesting buildings in this picture, excellent details and notes. good light
sacimar (25975) 2011-08-14 2:49
this is an interesting composition with different towers, buildings, colors and shapes, you had a good idea with a good result, I like it, well done,
delpeoples (52729) 2011-08-14 3:36
Hi dear Mariusz
Now this is a view of Dublin I've never seen, and I've been in the Guinness building a fair few times ;) The colours are so beautiful and strong, so unlike what I usually picture that part of Dublin to look like. And oh how the skyline has changed in the time since I've been there. Great definition and something really unique, thanks for sharing it.
PS: Good luck with the job-hunting, we'd love to see you on this side of the globe
rodgerg (55767) 2011-08-14 4:19
Excellent framing for this beautiful view of the skyline of Dublin. Great depht and too images rich in very verious details well collected.
Have a nice Sunday,
timecapturer (45587) 2011-08-14 5:27
a beautifully sharp and detailed shot of the Dublin skyline, so full of contrasting old and new architecture. It is quite fascinating and such a rich mix of shapes, textures and colours.
Wishing you a peaceful Sunday - regards Brian.
ptiza (727) 2011-08-14 8:10
This is an amazing panorama of this interesting city. I like the fact that there are no tall buildings, which can spoil the look on the historic part of Dublin, yet strangely look ancient tower on background of modern buildings:) Actually, this is a great presentation in Dublin, and interesting note to the photo. Very nice colors and interesting details:) Thanks for sharing!
paololg (31448) 2011-08-14 13:09
Ciao dear Mariusz,
this is truly a rare photo of Dublin where there are all the main monuments. The antenna I believe serves for the diffusion of signal of radio and television. Incredible, as always, the perfect sharpness and the beautiful light that allows us to appreciate all the details, even the smaller and far. The light haze on the hills not preclude to enjoy this wonderful view. Perhaps if you raised the camera a bit, you could add in the composition also the top of the first bell, but even so the picture is perfect. Congratulations, especially for the interesting notes!
Ciao, have a nice Monday!
Graal (95561) 2011-08-14 23:23
interesujaca pocztowka z Dublina. Sporo tu roznorodnych stylow i budowli. Dzwigi w tle swiadcza, ze wciaz cos sie buduje. Solidne informacje. Fajny, wysoki POV miales, o tym cieciu z gory nie bede mowil, juz to zrobili inni. Obrobka bdb.
Milego dnia zycze.
adramad (35591) 2011-08-15 9:11
A great view on this plane closed upon the historical center of the city, which shows a nice contrast between the roofs and towers of the main religious buildings, cranes also emerge from the bottom.
A very sharp image with details to enjoy guided by your excellent note, the brightness and colors are also great.
Good start of week.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-08-15 12:32
a very spectacular view with many attractive architectural details, the POV is effective, superb lights and depth, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
jafadabret (56501) 2011-08-16 23:19
Cette vue de Dublin en dit plus qu'un long discours. Les clochers, les grues et les façades traditionnelles sont bien en place et font une photo trčs agréable.
danos (83529) 2011-08-17 1:40
nice this part of the city with the lot of the interest elements to exist in the city. Really the weather is so good and the clarity of the image with the falling light to enhance the vivid colours of the scenery.Well done.
HAve a good day,Danos
Angshu (54877) 2011-08-19 1:19
The squezzed up perspective creates a density in this picture. We see spires & tall cranes literally vying for the sky. The only thing which perhaps breaks the verticals is the Ferris wheel. The brick houses in the near FG...I find attractive. A fine detailed note giving us a visual guide of Dublin!
Noel_Byrne (21372) 2012-10-30 9:42
Hats off, this is brilliant. I have never seen Dublin presented in this way, and it is a treat to behold. I know all of those buildings, but would never have dreamed of seeing them all together like this. Some of my favourite places all together in one wonderful image. Excellent work, thanks for this one.
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (29375)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-05-02
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Dublin churches by Mariusz, Cranes by Mariusz [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-08-13 1:54