Photographer's Note

Just some minutes ago darek1978 has posted a fantastic blue hour shot from Dublin. His view is to the west, so just to give you almost a 360 degrees panorama of the Dublin in the blue hour I post a photo taken from almost the same place and almost the same time but facing the east.
In this picture you may see famous (I don't know why) Ha'penny Bridge and far in the distance beautifully illuminated Custom House.

further from wikipedia:
Originally called the Wellington Bridge (after the Duke of Wellington), the name of the bridge changed to Liffey Bridge. The Liffey Bridge remains the bridge's official name to this day - though it is still commonly known as the Ha'penny Bridge.
Before the Ha'penny Bridge was built there were seven ferries, operated by a William Walsh, across the Liffey. The ferries were in a bad condition and Walsh was informed that he had to either fix them or build a bridge. Walsh chose the latter option and was granted the right to extract a ha'penny toll from anyone crossing it for 100 years. Initially the toll charge was based, not on the cost of construction, but to match the charges levied by the ferries it replaced. A further condition of construction was that, if the citizens of Dublin found the bridge and toll to be "objectionable" within its first year of operation, it was to be removed at no cost to the city.
The toll was increased for a time to a Penny Ha'penny (one and a half pence), but was eventually dropped in 1919. While the toll was in operation, there were turnstiles at either end the bridge.

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