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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Dublin, Ireland
While staying in Dublin for a year, every day Carol LeMouel passed this door on her busride. It's located at 46 Fitzwilliam Square in the center of Dublin. Fitzwilliam Square was named after the Fitzwilliam family, Earls of Merrion, who developed this land as part of their great estate on the southside of the Liffey. This, the most cohesive estate in Dublin was laid out between 1760 and 1850. The land acquired by the Fitzwilliam family was leased as a block from the City Corporation and as it was a single block, this lent it a cohesiveness that was lacking in the Gardiner Estate, which was developed and bought in small parcels. Their first project was Merrion Street in 1758. The door you see here is a fine example of Georgian Architecture and the timing of the photo in the beautiful fall colours was just perfect. Photo was sent in with Carol LeMouel's approval by Jennifer Hofmann.
posted by /T/ at 6:54 PM