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7 January 2012

Calatrava in Dublin

The naming of the "Samuel Beckett Bridge" in Dublin distracts from the fact that it was designed by Santiago Calatrava.

The design has received mixed reviews, but its impact is unmistakeable. It has brought drama, yet again, to the city in my eyes and is very pleasant to photograph. The two-hander achieved by the literary association and the visual impact is also pleasing.

Finding access to drive across it takes the wisdom of serpents, but I finally managed to do this for the first time a few months ago.

Samuel Beckett Bridge

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2 Comments:

Blogger David T. Macknet said...

I've never seen the bridge in person, but have long admired it. Truly a magnificent design.

1/09/2012 2:50 pm  
Blogger Tales from the Birch Wood. said...

The proportions are a delight.

However, there was some problem with birds flying into the almost invisible (to them) harp strings.

I didn't follow the story up, but since the swan and the harp are iconic celtic images there was somethow a strange symbolic cultural association.

1/09/2012 7:42 pm  

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