THERE ARE MANY RESTAURANTS AND PUBS NEARBY ESPECIALLY ON CAPEL STREET
The Docking Station is outside Bolton Street College which is in the process of moving to the new University Campus at Grangegorman.
Because of the college many restaurants have opened over the years because the owners expected to attract a lot of student business but almost all closed within two or three years. However, BoCo, which does not depend on student business, has proved to be a huge success and if you like pizza it is highly recommended. Recently I noticed that the Taco Libre (pub restaurant operated by the Galway Brewery Company) has closed and the El Patron Mexican Street Food restaurant across the street has become the Tia Maria Brazilian Restaurant. The Art Flamingo recently became the Burger House but when I visited it a few weeks ago I was told that it would close again and reopen under new management. A few doors along the street a new restaurant is being outfitted but I have no further information.
Early in 2013 I purchased a Sigma Dp3 Merrill and while it could produce the best images ever it was in reality a disaster. The batteries could at times last only long enough to capture 40 images [at best no more than 80] and one could forget about selecting any setting other ISO 100. In order to process RAW images one needed to use Sigma’s Photo Pro 5.5 which was supplied with the camera.
Recently I discovered that Photo Pro 6.8.3 was much more user friendly than the version supplied with the camera so I decided to charge all eight batteries, that I still had, and use the camera for a day (22 April 2021) but unfortunately the weather proved to be way too wet. Two of the batteries were exhausted after ten captures.
The DP3 Merrill was the latest of a trio of almost identical compact cameras released by Sigma, all named for Dick Merrill (1949-2008), the co-developer of the Foveon image capture system. The DP1 Merrill and DP2 Merrill were announced in early February 2012. The former features a 19mm f/2.8 lens that provides the equivalent of a 28mm field of view in 35mm format, while the DP2 Merrill has a 30mm f/2.8 lens with a field of view equivalent to 45mm. Unveiled on 8 January, 2013, the DP3 Merrill sports a 50mm f/2.8 lens with a 75mm equivalent focal length that is ideal for portraiture.