Friday, February 17, 2012

Skywatch Friday

I'm linking up over here today.
SkyWatch Friday

The Custom House in Dublin is set on the northern bank of the River Liffey near the city centre. It is one of Dublin's finest buildings. Built to plans by famed architect James Gandon (1743-1823) it dominated the city view. The central dome is topped by a 16 foot- statue of Commerce. There are 14 keystones over the doors and windows, known as the Riverine Heads in respect of the Atlantic Ocean and the 13 principal rivers of Ireland. The exterior of the building is beautifully adorned with sculptures, coats of arms and a series of sculpted keystones symbolizing the rivers of Ireland. 






5 comments:

  1. What an amazing building and a gorgeous blue sky!

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  2. I remember the Custom house from my junior year abroad at Trinity College, Dublin in 1968-69. I have fond memories of the beautiful old buildings of Dublin, and, in general, of Ireland. That school year was a wonderful adventure for me, a southern Cal girl who'd not been out of SoCal before.

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  3. Very nice shots.

    Regards and best wishes

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  4. Beautiful building!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. Nice building. The sky is so nice and clear. I'm wondering if this is a spring or summer photo?

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