SWORDS ROAD TO MALAHIDE ROAD SECTION
In 1914, around the time of the housing enquiries into Dublin’s slum dwellings, Patrick Abercrombie’s plan for Dublin proposed high-density housing at Fairview and a new distributor road extending to the west from the Malahide Road. The project was shelved during the first world war, and Griffith Avenue (originally named ‘the 100-foot road’) was subsequently laid out from 1924–1928 along with the Marino Estate. The development of the avenue was commenced at the southern end of the road adjoining Marino. The avenue spans three electoral constituencies, and is the longest double tree-lined avenue in Europe.
Today I used a Sony FX30 which is not recommended as a stills camera as it is designed for video rather than photography. The problem is that it has an electronic shutter and as a result any movement within the frame can result in blurred or distorted images and today I had to discard many photographs ad they were unusable.