DUBLIN CASTLE – UPPER AND LOWER COURTYARDS EASTER SUNDAY 2021
Usually Dublin Castle is packed at Easter especially as the 1916 Easter Rising is commemorate on Easter Sunday but as you can see from my photographs the upper courtyard was almost deserted.
Today I had a discussion, via Zoom, with a friend from China and one from Korea, and I mentioned that we normally commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising on Easter Sunday. Both were surprised in different ways as one thought that Ireland was part of England and the other thought that Ireland was always independent.
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TAXI DRIVE BLOCKS THE 150 BUS [CASTLE STREET – WERBURGH STREET]
This was a strange place for the taxi to park as he effectively blocked two streets.
This may have been the first time that I used the 90mm Macro Lens with my Sony A7RIV. I was really annoyed as I spent a lot of money on a Sony A7RIV camera body shortly before the arrival of Covid-19 here in Ireland and as a result had little opportunity to use it. In many ways the 90mm, even though it is a G lens rather than a GM lens, is my best lens. https://phillipreeve.net/blog/review-sony-fe-90mm-f2-8-macro-oss-one-of-sonys-finest/
In the medieval period, Castle Street was a hive of activity and commerce, lined with timber-caged houses and shops, home to bookbinders, saddlers, armourers and taverns, flanking the defensive walls of Dublin Castle.
Werburgh Street derived its name from a church erected there after the Anglo – Norman settlement, which was dedicated to Saint Werburgh, patron of Chester.