PLANT HIRE – LOWER GRANGEGORMAN
Years ago I worked with a lady who had been employed by a business directory and within months was fired because she included all the entries for “Plant Hire” in the “Garden Centre” section.
ANOTHER VISIT TO THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS – GRANGEGORMAN
Today was beautiful, even though snow may be on the way (I doubt it), so I decided to use a Voigtlander 15mm lens with my Sony A7RIV.
The lens is manual and can be a bit difficult to use especially because lens flare can be a problem in strong spring sunlight. Here is a review of the lens https://phillipreeve.net/blog/review-voigtlander-15mm-4-5-e-super-wide-heliar/
TU GRANGEGORMAN – BUILDINGS PHOTOGRAPHED USING A SIGMA DP1 QUATTRO
As I live close by I visit on a regular basis and I expect that it will have a huge impact on the area where I now live especially with the opening of the Broadstone Gate and Plaza.
Technological University Dublin or TU Dublin is Ireland’s first technological university, established on 1 January 2019, and with a history stretching back to 1887 through the amalgamated Dublin Institute of Technology which progressed from the first technical education institution in Ireland, the City of Dublin Technical Schools. It is the second-largest third-level institution in Ireland, with a student population of 28,500.
THE TU NEW EAST QUAD ON ST BRENDAN’S WAY – GRANGEGORMAN CAMPUS
Construction still appears to be underway but at a slower pace.
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 and King’s Inn.
The current phase of development at Grangegorman required that the East Quad should open in late 2020 [has been delayed] while the Central Quad will open in early 2021. The buildings, when fully operational, will accommodate 10,000 students. Further to this, three existing buildings will be significantly upgraded and refurbished to offer a range of facilities and services to both students and staff – Lower House, Rathdown House, and Park House.
The East Quad, located just across from the main Rathdown entrance to the campus, will be a Cultural Hub not only for the Grangegorman campus but also for the city. Due to open in late 2020, it will be accessed directly via the Broadstone Gate – a new public plaza being developed that will incorporate the Broadstone/University Luas stop on the Green Line. East Quad will be home to students of:
 Social Sciences
The fluid nature of the design and the vibrancy of the learning environment will facilitate exhibitions of students’ visual artwork as well as dramatic and musical performances in the 400-seat Concert Hall, 80-seat Black Box Theatre and 80-seat Recital Hall, all of which will be accessible to general audiences. The design of the external spaces and landscaping outside the building will also be conducive to a variety of uses such as performance, media projection and exhibition of sculpture.
I USED AN iPHONE XR TO PHOTOGRAPH FREEZING FOG – TU GRANGEGORMAN CAMPUS
I could not believe how cold it was.
Met Eireann issued a nationwide yellow warning as “freezing fog” was set to cover parts of Ireland on Sunday and Monday.
Freezing fog forms in the same way as normal fog when the land cools overnight under clear skies. If there are clear skies, the heat radiates back into space leading to cooling at the earth’s surface. This results in a reduction of the air’s ability to hold moisture which allows water vapour to condense into tiny water droplets eventually leading to the formation of fog.
When fog forms in temperatures that are below freezing, the tiny water droplets in the air remain as liquid. They become supercooled water droplets remaining liquid even though they are below freezing temperature.
This occurs because liquid needs a surface to freeze upon. When droplets from freezing fog freeze onto surfaces, a white deposit of feathery ice crystals is formed. This is referred to as rime; rime is a characteristic of freezing fog and is often seen on vertical surfaces exposed to the wind.