Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Today on O'Connell Street


2 comments:

mom Gunter said...

That is absolutely beautiful Sharon. I love the buildings. They are so ornate!!!!!!!!!!!!

Charles said...

I see the Spire in the background.

"The Dublin Spire was the winning entry in an architectural competition to provide a replacement for Nelson's Pillar which was blown up in 1966. After a planning appeal and a High Court case, the Spire finally got the go ahead. It was erected between December 2002 and January 2003 to great public excitement.The Dublin Spire is one hundred and twenty metres tall, making it by far the tallest structure in Dublin city centre. It is three metres wide at the base and tapers to a 15 centimentre wide beacon at the top. The top section is perforated and lit by small LEDs."