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Samuel Beckett Bridge – Dublin

Samuel Beckett Bridge and River Liffey

Samuel Beckett Bridge and River Liffey

Let’s start a new short series of black and white pictures of the capital of Ireland. Founded as a Viking settlement, Dublin (that in Old Irish means dark pool) has grown to the rank of one of the top thirty global cities in the world, due to its importance as a centre for education, the arts, economy and industry. Modernity and ancient inheritance coexist beautifully along its streets and riverfronts, offering amazing photographic occasions to all architecture and cityscape lovers. And here we start, with a classic view of Samuel Beckett Bridge over river Liffey.

Location: Samuel Beckett Bridge, Dublin, Ireland.

What to shoot: This contemporary bridge crossing river Liffey is itself a sum of tradition and innovation. Dedicated to the Irish avant-garde novelist Samuel Beckett and designed by the creative architect Santiago Calatrava, it is a moving bridge, constituted by a main span and 31 cables, that clearly evoke the image of a harp, the national symbol for Ireland.

Ideal time to shoot: All day long. A blue sky with white scattered clouds could offer a beautiful contrast for a black and white capture.

Gear: Wide angle lenses to standard zooms.

How to get there: From City Quay or North Wall Quay, served by public transport (15A, 15B, 500, 501, 747).

Coordinates: 53°20′49″N 6°14′29″W

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