Enchanted forest

We’ve had a few lovely walks in Balrath Woods over the holidays. It’s been chilly, but beautiful.

Playground

A couple of shots taken yesterday. A birthday walk in the winter woods with Mimi and Pippa.

Out in the cold

It was cold, but kinda nice looking this morning, so I got off the bus on O’Connell street, instead of staying till the end of the line at Stephen’s Green. I walked along the quays, crossing on the Sean O’Casey bridge. I couldn’t feel my fingers after taking photos for a few minutes. These are…

Hit and run

This weekend, I spent a little time in a few different places – Stephen’s Green on Saturday, Ratoath and Clogherhead on Sunday. All the shots were taken in the middle of the day when the light was pretty flat, but there was still some nice colour and tone to be found.

Hello? Is there anybody out there?

Stopped to take a few shots on the way to work today. I had to be careful not to wander too far into the fields. The fog was that heavy, you could easily get comfortably numb. Luckily, the trees stood their ground and marked the way back.

Down by the water

Went for a swim* in the canal today, and took a couple of shots. * not really.

Grand Canal dock

Stretched my legs at lunchtime, down as far as Grand Canal dock and back – hardly training for the marathon, but it’s better than eating sambos over my keyboard. Again.

Canal walk

Not the most inviting day today. But I managed to overcome my inertia and head out for some fresh air at lunchtime. I walked up to Leeson street and back along the banks of the canal. Very wintery feeling weather, but still with a lot of autumn-y colour.

Simple pleasures

Fresh air. Space, country smells, rough ground. That’s all it takes to make the dogs happy, and it’ll do nicely for me too. Luckily, this is just a few minutes walk from home and admission is free.

Sandymount strand

Last Thursday turned out to be a gorgeous day. I walked down to Sandymount, then walked the length of the strand. Great way to spend lunchtime.

South Bull Wall

I took a diversion on the way to work last friday – headed down the South Wall. I didn’t have time to walk down to the end, unfortunately, but I took a few shots before dashing off to work.

Lunchtime market

Every friday, a lunchtime food market sets up on the canal between Mount Street and Northumberland road. Passing there last friday, i noticed a blast of steam coming from one of the stalls, so I hung around and waited for it to happen again. And it did.

Pepper Cannister

Here’s a few shots I took last friday of St. Stephens Church in Mount Street Crescent in Dublin. It’s popularly know as the ‘Pepper Cannister’.

Presence

Aviva stadium looks like some kind of alien mothership, hovering behind the rooftops of Dublin.

Smoulder

It was a beautiful, crisp day today, so I headed out at lunch and walked down as far as Sandymount strand. I was aiming to take a shot of the Pigeonhouse towers, with the added benefit of some fresh air away from my desk. I got sidetracked along the way at Aviva stadium (see separate…