Photographer's Note

This is one of the busiest and most famous Irish junctions and streets. It's named after an Irish independence fighter O'Connell whose monument is visible on the left. In the distance there is the Spire - a very controversial structure. It has also a very interesting story behind. For many years there had been a huge monument of Admiral Nelson, British national hero. As it was the sign of British rule, after Ireland gained independence, it was blown off in an IRA assault. However, the Dubliners were so used to something big being in that place that they announced the competition to build a monument to commemorate Ireland economic growth in the nineties. And so the Spire was erected. It conveys the idea of the link between Irish difficult history and bright future (as it joins the ground-history and the sky-future).

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Viewed: 2010
Points: 12
Additional Photos by Kris Romanski (amstel) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 661 W: 48 N: 361] (2388)
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