Heading down the quays this morning towards the East Link, my windscreen was full of a glorious sunrise, so I stopped and took a few shots, like I often do. The liffey looked particularly beautiful as I crossed the bridge and went through the toll booths. At the roundabout, instead of going right towards work, I took a snap decision to head towards the South Wall – something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time. It’s a lovely peaceful place early in the morning. I took a few quick shots, then jumped back in the car and bolted for work. I’m definitely going back there tomorrow, or soon anyway and next time I’ll go a bit earlier so I can walk down to the end of the wall. If you’re passing that way, I recommend you try it too.
I got a bit ahead of myself this morning, somehow and had time to stop on the way to work. Just outside the O2, things looked quite nice in the morning light. One day, I’ll catch this lighthouse ship at just the right time of day to get the sun blasting through the lightbulb, but for now, this will have to do.
I was on the bus this morning. The view was incredible. Meath looked gorgeous – thick mist hanging over the fields with beams of golden sunlight burning through. Trees, hedges, farm buildings fading out to white nothing. Lovely. But. Between the movement of the bus and the slimy dirt of the windows, it wasn’t worth taking a shot. So instead, I took a few on the liffey boardwalk when I got into Dublin. Not as good, but kinda nice all the same.
I see a lot of beautiful sights (and plenty of ugly ones too) on my daily commute. A 50 mile round-trip through the countryside of Meath, Dublin city and the coast at Sandymount. It takes 35 minutes each way on the bike, but I normally allow myself 30 minutes or less, so there’s rarely time to stop. I’m not saying last night’s sunset was the best I’ve seen, by a long shot, but it was quite a nice one in front of me as I crossed the East Link and headed up the quays, and for a change, I did stop and take a few shots.