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HEUSTON SOUTH QUARTER [I HEAR YOU SAY - WHY VISIT AGAIN]

The last time I visited the Heuston South Quarter there were rain drops on my lens so some of the images contained multiple distortions. Today I discovered that my batteries were depleted[ I had put the wrong ones in the grip] and also my Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max had failed to charge ... when things go wrong they keep going wrong. Anyway, I decided that I had no option but to use my iPhone XR which produced HEIC files which I could not use in previous versions of Lightroom. When I returned I was impressed by the HEIC images as they were better than I had expected.

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8 LIMESTONES BY ULRICH RUCKRIEM [SIGMA 24-105mm LENS]

During the last ten days I made three visits to the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham as I wanted to video a multi-media installation located in the courtyard but unfortunately no matter what equipment I have used, to date, I had problems with wind noise and unstable video because the equipment was hand-held but I feel that the iPhone XR produced better results that my Sony A7RIV. Next visit I will bring a tripod and a camcorder.

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PAINT-A-BOX STREET ART IN CRUMLIN

On the 9th February 2022 I explored much of the Crumlin area of Dublin in order to select suitable locations to photograph in detail at a later date and I took the opportunity to photograph some examples of what I refer to as "Paint-A-Box Streetart".

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FRANCIS STREET IN FEBRUARY 2022

In October 2003, Francis Street's well-established and reputable traders joined forces to form Dublin's first and foremost Antique Quarter, and to launch it they  published a slick little guide to Francis Street listing its many antique shops, art galleries and restaurants.

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FISHAMBLE STREET 20 JANUARY 2022

In the 18th century, a tavern on the street, the Bull's Head, was one of the most popular and well-known establishments in Dublin, and was in demand for anniversary and celebratory dinners by the various city guilds and bodies. It also provided accommodation for assemblies of the Grand Lodge of Irish Freemasons. The Bull's Head Musical Society was also well known and undertook the building of a Music Hall which was formally opened in 1741.

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ST AUDOEN'S CHURCH AND PUBLIC PARK

St Audoen's Church is the church of the parish of Saint Audoen in the Church of Ireland, located south of the River Liffey at Cornmarket in Dublin, Ireland. This was close to the centre of the medieval city. The parish is in the Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough. St Audoen's is the oldest parish church in Dublin and still used as such. There is a Roman Catholic church of the same name adjacent to it.

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