My feeling is that Merrion Square Park is best viewed in the evening light and preferably, when nature obliges, after a rain shower. The light is amazing but sadly I'm afraid that my mobile phone camera, great as it is, cannot do justice to these precious moments in photography. Taken February and July 2011.
This beautiful park, St. Stephen's Green, in the heart of Dublin city is where I head for when I've spent an exhausting day walking around the stores. There's a sense of tranquility about the place, perhaps it's the ducks gently gliding across the pond or the people sitting on benches lost in their own private worlds. They too probably come to seek refuge from the bustling crowds.
It's been ages since I last visited Dun Laoghaire, the beautiful seaside town just about ten miles outside Dublin. For the past couple of years I've been promising myself I'd go but something always cropped up to prevent me so last Tuesday I took the bull by the horns and "jumped on a bus to Dun Laoghaire" as the old Bagatelle song, "Summer In Dublin" lyrics go.