Dublin in Black and White

I’ve wanted to do a blog post solely with black and white photographs for a long time, but I have been waiting to come across the right destination.

Dublin is a city rich with various textures that are overshadowed or lost completely in color photos, but really come to life in these monochromatic shots.

 Lady Justice Scales in Dublin
 Ha'Penny Bridge, Dublin

This is Ha'penny Bridge, one of the many bridges crossing the Liffey River, which runs straight through the heart of Dublin. The city has numerous bridges spanning the river...

 Ha'Penny Bridge love locks, Dublin

... and like many other European metropolises, there are several bridges containing love locks. 

 Famine Statue Dublin

The Great Famine of Ireland, also known as the Potato Famine, is memorialized in several places throughout Dublin, including here in St. Stephen's Green public park. Emaciated faceless statues represent those who suffered during the brutal seven year famine.

 Dublin residential area

In the residential areas of the city, I loved how neatly the rows of townhouses were laid out with their uniform brick chimneys. 

 Pigeons sitting on garbage in Dublin

A day in the life of a pigeon - taking a break on a garbage bag.

 Trinity College, Dublin

Trinity College is Ireland's oldest university, originally established in 1592. The college library houses the Book of Kells, an ancient manuscript containing the four Gospels of the New Testament.

 St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

St. Patrick's Cathedral was built in honor of Ireland's patron saint. Legend has it that Saint Patrick baptized people in a well across from the cathedral on a visit to Dublin.

 St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin
 O'Connell Bridge, Dublin

A view onto O'Connell Bridge spanning across the Liffey River.

 O'Connell Bridge, Dublin
 Temple Bar, Dublin

The Temple Bar area is considered Dublin's cultural quarter, comprised of countless bars, restaurants, pubs, hotels, and nightlife options.

 Badass, Dublin
 Heart Boxing Gloves Street Art, Dublin

I found this cool piece of street art while exploring the Temple Bar area. The juxtaposition between what the boxing gloves represent and what the heart represents really appealed to me.

 Guinness Sign, Dublin

Signage advertising the sale of two of Ireland's most famous exports, Guinness beer and Jameson whiskey, can be found everywhere in Dublin!

 Jameson Irish Whiskey Barrel, Dublin
 Guinness and Irish Coffee Street Art, Dublin
 Temple Bar Pub Sign, Dublin

I certainly didn't want to miss out on drinking in Dublin, so I settled in for a boozy lunch in the Temple Bar area with a pint of Guinness, a shot of Jameson, and an Irish coffee for dessert. When in Rome...

 Guinness, Jameson, and Irish Coffee, Dublin