15 December 2011

Oh, Christmas!

Walking round town is a pleasure these days. Dublin is a blaze of tasteful lights in the city centre. This year there are plain, not coloured lights round Grafton Street and photographers will find plenty of lively scenes to snap. Christmas Lights, SOOC

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12 December 2011

My Home Town

Dublin has been home since the mid-1970's. It's a city that draws people from all over Ireland. Some stay for just a few years to work and establish themselves in a profession. Many find urban life easy-going and lively at the same time and stay forever.
There is much written about the urbanisation of the Planet at the moment. Living in the country is not as easy as it used to be as transport systems have been cut back and rural isolation has been studied by sociologists.

However the city is not immune when it comes to cutting back on resources. For the next year IMMA, the museum of modern art, will be mostly closed for renovation.
We have taken to haunting the National Gallery and the Hugh Lane for the time being...

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