Friday, June 26, 2015

Things I love about Dublin

The seaside breeze, the loud sound of seagulls, the fluffy foxes crossing the street at night, the lack of snobbery, the rain used as watercolour to intensify the green seen in the moss, the colours clashing and mismatching, the urine-sprinkled alleyways, the witty street art, a Pantone rainbow of Georgian doors, the post-pub chit-chat with the cabbie, the smell of cherries and strawberries for 1 euro a box in Mary Street, the pretty barges along the canal, the balance between cobble and brick, that cosy fireplace where you least expect, the sunset swallowed by the mountains and muted by mist… and of course the greasy smell of rashers and white pudding invading the morning glory with its fry-up splendor. 

I've been building a relationship with this city since I've moved here and now that the novelty wore off, my passion for Dublin remains. 6 months are not nearly enough to get to know every corner and every best kept secret of this dirty old town but I've been doing a great job at getting more intimate with its nooks and crannies, the neighbourhoods, the lifestyle. I like to believe this is the place to be, where I can evolve as a person, getting inspired, feeling free to be myself, seeking entertainment among strangers and friends. I call Dublin home now, and I'm still in love with this city - hopefully it won't cease to surprise me - so I guess that the best is yet to come.

13 comments:

  1. Congrats for the photos, they're amazing! I would love to visit Dublin sometime!

    Lena's Petals xx

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  2. Cá para mim dêem-me patos, flores, e James Joyce!
    xx

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  3. Good to hear you're liking Dublin so much! It looks like an awesome city.

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  4. as fotos estão cinco estrelas: dão-me a sensação de que conheço esses cantos, como se tudo me fosse familiar, e isso é muito dificil de conseguir em fotografia.
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  5. Há aqueles clichés pirosos tipo ''Home is where the heart is'' mas acho que pra muita gente a coisa é mesmo assim. Se tu te identificas com uma cidade como se fosse uma pessoa, ou até uma peça de arte, a novidade passa mas o encanto fica. Ó Nancy mulher, essas fotos, essas fotos! Esses pops de cor, a primeira foto com o candeeiro mais amoroso que vi, o rio e essas casas, também me apaixonaria pelo sítio :)

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  6. ahh this looks amazing, now I really wanna go to Dublin :) Seriously considering going soon! xx

    dresses-and-travels //@susandollparts

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  7. Even scrolling through these photographs made me smile. Dublin is such a special place. Happy to hear it feels like home.

    x

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  8. I've never been to Dublin, but I heard about it a lot. I would love to visit this place. I like Dublin through your lens :)

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  9. Oh dear, I need to get back to Dublin sometime soon. You've awaken my love for the city again. These pictures are so lovely and depict the feeling/memory I have from Dublin so well. :)))

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  10. you make dublin look so beautiful! i've never been before but i've only heard great things about it and i'd love to go one day. as long as it feels right to you then it's got to be a great place to be! :)

    jessica - littlehenrylee.com

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  11. Beautiful photos :)
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    Maria V.

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  12. I have visited Dublin once on my Interrail trip -
    and I fell in love with it.
    The city is so beautiful and I would love to come back one day.

    la-ailurophile.blogspot.de

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  13. These are all gorgeous! I want to visit Dublin because of these pictures!

    xx
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