Month: November 2008

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Discarded door on Dollymount strand, Bull Island, Dublin, originally uploaded by blather. Variation on a theme... Discarded door on Dollymount strand, Bull Island, Dublin, two weeks after I first photographed it.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Discarded door on Dollymount strand, Bull Island, Dublin, originally uploaded by blather. Discarded door on Dollymount strand, Bull Island, Dublin, two weeks after I first photographed it. Here's the other versions of it here and here » Bull Island is a UNESCO protected biosphere reserve in the Northern suburbs of Dublin. It features two golf clubs, and Dollymount beach, used for kitesurfing and other outdoor activities. Wildlife includes seals and bird life.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Jackdaw, corvus mondedula, originally uploaded by blather. Jackdaw, corvus mondedula - the smallest crow. Photographed in Clontarf, Dublin.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Brent Geese, Clontarf, Dublin, originally uploaded by blather. Urban nature - Brent Light Bellied Brent Goose, branta bernicla, migrates to Ireland every winter from arctic Canada - many of them ending up on Dublin's Bull Island, or in surrounding parks and near busy roads, like these ones on the seafront in Clontarf.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Discarded door on Dollymount strand, Bull Island, Dublin, originally uploaded by blather. Discarded door on Dollymount strand, Bull Island, Dublin, two weeks after I first photographed it. See the earlier version here » Bull Island is a UNESCO protected biosphere reserve in the Northern suburbs of Dublin. It features two golf clubs, and Dollymount beach, used for kitesurfing and other outdoor activities. Wildlife includes seals and bird life.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } View of Poolbeg Power station from Dollymount, Bull Island, Dubl, originally uploaded by blather. View of the 207m chimney stacks of the gas and oil powered Poolbeg generating station, as seen from from Dollymount strand, Bull Island, Dublin.the small dots in the air to the left of the stacks, near the horizon, are kitesurfers! The station is due to close in 2010; according to Wikipedia a local councillor wants the chimneys kept and listed, for their iconic addition to Dublin's skyline. Bull Island is a UNESCO protected biosphere reserve in the Northern suburbs of Dublin. It features two golf clubs, and Dollymount beach, used for kitesurfing and other outdoor activities. Wildlife includes seals and bird life.

564 views

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Abandoned chair on Bull Island, Dublin, originally uploaded by blather. Abandoned chair on Bull Island, Dublin, camouflaged amongst the marram grass. Bull Island is a UNESCO protected biosphere reserve in the Northern suburbs of Dublin. It features two golf clubs, and Dollymount beach, used for kitesurfing and other outdoor activities. Wildlife includes seals and bird life.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Pigeon Porn!, originally uploaded by blather. Pigeons mating on the north quay, Dublin.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Evening traffic passing the Custom House, Dublin, originally uploaded by blather. Custom House at night, Dublin, by architect James Gandon. The building was used to collect custom duties, but by the 20th century it had become a local government building until it was burned down during the War of Independence or Anglo-Irish War.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Discarded Television remains, North Bull Island, Dublin, Ireland, originally uploaded by blather. "There was fifty-seven channels and nothin' on" - Bruce Springsteen Discarded TV, washed up on the shores of Bull Island. Bull Island is a UNESCO protected biosphere reserve in the Northern suburbs of Dublin. It features two golf clubs, and Dollymount beach, used for kitesurfing and other outdoor activities. Wildlife includes seals and bird life.