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13 November, 2012 at 10:28 pm by belgianwaffle

I see that the city fathers are planning a website on the Liffey Bridges. Not before time.

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East from O’Connell Bridge, November 6, 2012

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West from O’Connell Bridge, November 6, 2012

West from O’Connell Bridge

7 November, 2012 at 10:17 pm by belgianwaffle

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October 31, 2012

New Bridges

3 November, 2012 at 10:07 pm by belgianwaffle

I’ve discovered that although I cross the Liffey almost every day I am either
a) with someone and too embarrassed to haul out my phone to take a picture or
b) in the car going across at speed and you’d be surprised how awkward it is to stop on Dublin’s bridges
c) on the bike going across at the best speed I can muster – again, surprisingly awkward to stop.

These are from the car.

West from James Joyce Bridge
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West from Samuel Beckett Bridge
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And here’s a nice blog post by former Green Minister CiarĂ¡n Cuffe about what might be done for the Liffey and the quays.

And here’s a river from a different city where the river is not surrounded by six lanes of traffic. Gentle, and slightly competitive reader, can you name this city?
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West and East from Frank Sherwin Bridge

22 October, 2012 at 10:16 pm by belgianwaffle

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12 October 2012

West from Mellows Bridge

21 October, 2012 at 10:08 pm by belgianwaffle

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October 11, 2012

East from O’Connell Street Bridge

20 October, 2012 at 10:06 pm by belgianwaffle

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October 9, 2012

Riverrun

19 October, 2012 at 9:31 pm by belgianwaffle

I saw this talk about the Liffey on youtube and I thought that it was fantastic. If you live in Dublin, you should watch it too.

I love rivers in cities. In Brussels, they covered up the river in the 19th century. I really missed living in a city with a river. My husband always says that Dublin turns its back on the river and he’s right. I cross over the Liffey most days and I almost always pause to look up and down the river. And now I’m going to take a photograph every time.


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