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This book is a visual celebration of old and new Dublin. Leading photographer Paul Barker shows us the graceful streets, squares and monuments of Georgian Dublin, now restored to their former elegance. He takes us to Dublin Castle and Trinity College, to the Abbey and Gate theatres, the Leopardstown Races and the Dublin Horse Show – and, of course to the pubs that have bee ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published March 28th 2008 by Frances Lincoln
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Comparing this handsome photo book of Dublin with a similar one by Edward Quinn published in 1973 I was struck by the apparent tragedy laid out before us - clearly, between 1973 and now, someone had dropped a neutron bomb on Dublin. This is the type of bomb which vaporises all the human beings and leaves all the buildings intact. So here is the visual proof of the undying beauty that is Dublin. How sad that there does not appear to be one single Dubliner left, if these photos are to be believed. ...more