About Thomas Fitzgerald

Thomas is a professional fine art photographer and writer specialising in photography related instructional books as well as travel writing and street photography. 

Photo Walk Part 2 - This Time It's Georgian!

Photo Walk Part 2 - This Time It's Georgian!

Red and blue Georgian Doors

Red and blue Georgian Doors Continuing on from where I left off, after my walk by the Canal, I headed into the georgian area of the city around Mount Street and Merrion Square. I used to live around that area, so I know it well. I love this part of Dublin, especially at the weekend when it's very quiet. For some, Georgian Dublin is a bit of a cliche, but I like it. I love the stateliness of the buildings, although having worked in a few of them, they're not that nice inside. I love the doors, and doorways too. There's nothing that symbolises Dublin more than the doors of the Georgian Buildings. Well, except maybe the Ha'penny Bridge. Or the Spire. Or.... Well, you know what I mean...

Yellow Georgian Door Lion Door Knocker on Yellow Door Shadows on a Doorway Door Knocker

 

The emptiness of the streets is quite a striking thing...

Empty Street by the Canal Empty Street on Mount Street An Empty Mount Street

While it's quiet at the weekend, it's not completely dead. You get the odd person walking around, and the odd character nearly makes the place seem even more empty.

Pepper Canister Church Man Walking Buy Shop Man Walking By Empty Street

I ended up in the always beautiful Merrion Square. Merrion Square is one of those parks in Dublin that not everyone knows about. It's usually pretty quiet, except for the locals and a few tourists that have stumbled into the Park. It''s very well maintained though, and it's lovely this time of the year.

Flowers in Merrion Square Flowers in Merrion Square

 

The Geeky Details:

Everything was shot with a Fuji XE-1 and 35mm Lens. Photos were processed using Lightroom (Lightroom 5 Beta) with a little help from VScO Film

The Sony Nex-7 is a great Monochrome Camera

Photo of The Day: "Vintage Vespa" Faux Polaroid

Photo of The Day: "Vintage Vespa" Faux Polaroid