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My timing is always pretty bad. The relics of St Valentine are buried in one of Dublin’s churches and I uploaded a photo from that church far from the Valentine’s Day. Now the Valentine’s Day is coming so instead I am posting a photo which would fit very well into the St Patrick’s Day… Both churches are actually really close to each other.

Dublin, mainly due to its unlucky past, has very few buildings with both old and interesting architecture. Many of those buildings are not always illuminated at night and not necessarily have a nice surrounding, which makes it really hard to produce an interesting postcard.
Together with darek1978 we had yesterday a “TE meeting” at the blue hour with the purpose of making a shot of the St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. There is a very pleasant park around the church but the opening hours change month-to-month so that it is impossible to take a blue hour shot from there (see my shot from that park in a daylight). We walked around the church looking for a nice POV and we did not find any. In the last minute before the blue hour we decided to photograph it from across the street. You can spot darek1978 with his tripod in this shot.

Founded in 1191, St Patrick's Cathedral is the larger of Dublin's two Church of Ireland cathedrals, and the largest church in Ireland. It is architecturally very unique (built in an early English gothic style) and very rich in history.
Two interesting facts which I remember:
1. Cromwell used it as a stable for his horses.
2. The church's most famous dean was Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver's Travels.
I remember this book from my childhood so I was very glad to visit the author's grave.

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