DERELICT BUILDING HAROLD’S CROSS ROAD DUBLIN
NEAR THE FOUR COURTS LUAS TRAM STOP – CHANCERY PLACE – CHANCERY STREET – WEST CHARLES STREET
When I began the Streets Of Dublin project one target was to visit every Tram Stop and Train Station and to explore the surrounding area. The time and effort required proved to be much greater than I had expected mainly because of the time to process and publish the resulting photographs.
However, if you are exploring Dublin getting off at various tram stops and exploring the area nearby is a very good technique as you will get a much better feel for the city.
BELLEVILLE AVENUE OFF RATHGAR ROAD IN D6
I came across the following description of Belleville Avenue in the property section of a newspaper: “Belleville Avenue is a quiet, blink-and-you’d-miss-it cul-de-sac off Rathgar Road. There’s a pedestrian route through to Vernon Grove, which is a handy short cut over to the Upper Rathmines Rd.” The asking price for the house was Euro 1.275 million making it a bargain.
BROADSTONE GATE AND PLAZA – ENTRANCE TO GRANGEGORMAN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
The RX0 camera that I used today is not much bigger than a matchbox and as the screen is about the size of a stamp composing images is close to impossible especially if there is strong sunlight.
Life has frozen and this looks like an area abandoned by humans at present.
It should be noted that this project was already badly delayed before the current lockdown.
The Broadstone Gate will provide a key access to the Grangegorman site once complete and is being developed as part of the Luas Cross City works. It will be finished as a public plaza and the access will provide a major linkage between Grangegorman and Dublin city. The plaza is situated off Constitution Hill on the site of the old royal canal at the former Great Weatern Railway Station commonly known as Broadstone, and will mark a prominent entrance to the Grangegorman urban quarter.
The Broadstone site, which borders Grangegorman on its east side, was subject to a Part VIII planning process in 2014 in order to facilitate the site development and gate access.
Under the Grangegorman Masterplan, the primary urban path through Grangegorman – St Brendan’s Way will link with the Broadstone Gate which when completed will reach as far as Prussia Street. The link with Broadstone can also be seen as an extension to the 18th century historic spine of Dublin City which covered Dublin Castle across Grattan Bridge, along Capel Street/Bolton Street, Henrietta Street [where I live] and King’s Inn.
LION DANCE ON CAPEL STREET – MIEKO KING RESTAURANT
Sorry about the quality of the photographs but I only had a point and shoot camera that does not work well in low light.
Yesterday I attended a lecture at the TU college campus and it was mentioned that there is now a Chinatown in Dublin [Capel Street and Parnell street]. I don’t agree with the description as many [if not the majority] of the restaurants are not Chinese but it is possible that most of the buildings are owned by Chinese landlords. For example the owners of the Mieko King at 101 Capel Street Restaurant are Vietnamese but by the same token there is a Japanese Restaurant owned by a Chinese couple.
Today I was walking along Capel Street on my way to the Hungry Mexican on Aston Quay but as I was passing the Mieko King at 101 on Capel Street I was invited in as they were expecting Lion Dancers to arrive within ten minutes and sure enough they did arrive. Later I mentioned this to my ninety year old aunt and she could not understand why there would be Line Dancing in an Asian restaurant.