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Crossing the peaceful Shannon

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Bridge over the Shannon... peaceful

University Flags

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Crossing the Shannon

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One of the few bridges crossing the Shannon, near UL

UL - Living Bridge [2]

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UL Wall

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The wall at the entrance of Limerick university campus

University of Limerick Entrance

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The entrance of UL campus

King John

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The entrance to King John Castle

Bard

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The bard of Thomond statue (near St John Castle)


The bard of Thomond: Michael Hogan (1832-1899)

Muuuuunster

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On a match day , the munster flag is flying over St John Castle.

P. House on UL grounds

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Plassey house on the UL grounds

This white house, contains the office of the president of the university, rebuilt in 1874.

The tower in UL

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A famous ruin in UL...

Bridge over the shannon

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Lamp Post on the bridge

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Tomorrow, the full bridge

Photographying the photographer

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The living bridge in UL (university of Limerick), a real inspiration for photographers in the area, a real beauty of a bridge...



So as seen on this picture i am not the only one taking picture of the bridge.
It's a pedestrain bridge, between the main campus, and the student accomodation, it's all curvy, and even more beatiful at night.

Here's the website of the company which build that bridge:
http://www.lmkeating.ie/university_of_limerick_living_bridge.html

Flying high

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Flags flying high at the entrance of Limerick University UL

General [2]

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The second general ( i call them the generals ) in front of the Locke Bar

Perspective

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One of the bridge in UL, linking the university to students accomodation

Great for works on perspective

Studious

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A sneak pic of the studious students at the library in UL

LCGA: Linving in Georgian Limerick Photos Exposition

For your infromation if you are in Limerick, the Limerick City Gallery of Art, is holding the month of December an interesting photography exposition about the Georgian buildings in the city.

Towrd the sky

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Another sculpture in UL

The Watcher

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The watcher in University of Limerick



Bronze statue in the esplanade of the Univeristy of Limerick (UL).

City Canal locks

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The locks of the city canal, a lovely rierside walk from the city center to UL.


The Limerick canal is planned to be restored by the city council.

The canal was constructed in 1757-1758 to transport goods (heavy goods, such as turf, potatoes, coal and, guess what, Guinness) to and from Limerick City.

For more informations about waterways in Ireland: http://www.waterwaysireland.org/shannon/

Absolute

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Absolute Hotel by night

Rugby Influence

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One of the latest addition in the Pub scene or Limerick, just to show the influence of rugby in the city life.



Flannery's (the latest one ... as there is 4 to 5 pubs called Flannery's in town) is in Upper Danemark Street.

Snow

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Snow is rare in Ireland, at the beginning of the year (4th January 2008) we were lucky to have some for just one day ( and with some cahotic result on the road).



I hope we will have a bit more ....

Same location as previous post about Sarsfield Bridge (in Summer).

Lion [2]

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One of the four lions guarding firmly the Trinity Rooms

Reserve

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We can still enjoy our cars a bit more, there is some reserve in those tanks



Petrol tank on Dock road, Limerick, i am still amazed how close this installation is from a school and people accomodations.

George's Quay Art School

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The strange front porch of the School or Art on George's Quay (Limerick)

Very strange line, I actually did not really know how to capture it.

Information about the building :
Limerick institute of Technology - School of Art, Geroge's Quay (National Inventory)

1916

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The 1916 memorial on Sarsfield bridge.


Memorial erected in 1930, comemorating 1916's Easter Rising, when Irish rebelled against british ruling.
The National Library of Ireland (www.nli.ie) has an online exposition (www.nli.ie/1916about the rising.


Architectural Details on National Inventory of Architectural Heritage.

Sarsfield Bridge

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When sunshines, walking towrds sarsfield bridge...

Do not jump in the water...

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All along the Shannon river...

Nancys

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One of the most famous and best pub in the city center: Nancy Blake

MM Window

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Just the window of Mickey martin, tilted I know

Titi in Limerick

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"Mais ou est GrosMinet ?"



titi is the french name of the looney toon tweety, what did you think ?, I am wondering where is sylvester because it's a pretty big tweety. A bit like the one in Hyde and Go Tweet (1960)

St Mary Top

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Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church Top (1925-1935).


More information on the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage website.

Dereglict Building

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This ruin is right behind the Locke Bar.

Idées Noires

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When I saw those cranes, he made me think about a comic book by Franquin called "Idées Noires", where crane are compared to huge dinosaurs.


The four cranes are building another new (another one) shopping mall, on the border of the city.

Do not litter

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People's Park, do not litter, do not use to booze....

Lomo ActionSampler

Potato Market Blue Bridge

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Let's walk through the blue bridge

The blue bridge of the Potato Market (nowaday a parking).

Nut [1]

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A frequent feature of Limerick oldest building (usually former warehouses), cast-iron wall ties ; this one is on the wall of the Granary where the biggest nightclub in town is located, along with the city archives.
Most of those old warehouse, have been reconverted for other usage (flat, nightclub...etc)

Lots of information on Limerick (and other towns of Ireland) building can be found the
National inventory of Architectural Heritage (http://www.buildingsofireland.ie)

General ??

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One of the 2 statues you can find in front of the Locke Bar...

Dancing in the street

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Bronze Statue in the center of Limerick, if I remember correctly it's called Quimper dancer (To be verified).

Graffiti - 1

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A small graffiti you can discover on the border of the Shannon

Mickey again

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And a first glimpse of a munster flag...

Toward the sky

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One of the latest addition (2006) to the Limerick skyline.


Riverpoint a skyscraper, at the moment with 59.2meter (194.2 feet) high it is the tallest building in the Republic of Ireland.

St John Castle (1)

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Another old pic taken with the ActionSampler, these are the cylinder tower defending King John's Castle prominent figure in Limerick city center from the 13th century.

People Park

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An old ActionSampler photo taken in People's Park.
The monument is the Rice's Memorial

Shannon River (1)

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Limerick latest building view from the Shannon.

Promenade

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Near the Shannon river one the outside of Limerick

Drakkar (2)

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Another one...