Custom House, Dublin in Blue and Yellow, the Colours of Ukraine

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After photographing a concert in Dublin this week, I headed out through the city centre to photograph some more before making my way home.

It was a cold evening and dark by the time I was along the River Liffey, in the distance I could see the Convention Centre and Samuel Beckett bridge lit up in green for Saint Patrick's Day, closer by, I could see Dublin's famous Custom House, a late-18th century Georgian building fronting the river.

Of course, I didn't have the usual tools of the landscape and long-exposure photographer, in this case a tripod. The tripod is obviously not useful for concert photography and not permitted anyhow in the pit area.

So it was natural that I stop to photograph the well-known building, one that I have photographed over many years.

Here, after recent refurbishments to its façade, blue and yellow - the colours of Ukraine replaced the usual green that is projected during the Saint Patrick's Festival week.

It was later and darker than I would have preferred to photograph in the city, I had photographed it from a different angle a few weeks ago but still it was a pleasant evening and a fine use of time.

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Last modified on Friday, 18 March 2022 22:02
Darren McLoughlin

International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

Cancer survivor.

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