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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.

4 Responses to “Riverrun”

  1. disgruntled Says:

    When we were in Dublin last we walked along the Liffey – lovely on a sunny day, but as he says, terribly cut off by the traffic. I hope he succeeds

  2. belgianwaffle Says:

    Well, I am not so sure he will but I really like his ideas.

  3. MT Says:

    If (when) I am the directly elected mayor of Dublin, I shall pedestrianise the quays on the northside of the liffey from Heuston down to the Customs House. This will create a large number of public spaces that get the sun and overlook water. The city centre will be transformed.

  4. belgianwaffle Says:

    I would vote for you like a shot.

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