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Colourful Doors of Dublin - Little Observationist
It rained for four days straight in Dublin the first week of October, casting a soggy grey light over the city. A rain-streaked window obscured my view of the passing landmarks as the bus headed from airport toward my hotel on Upper Leeson Street in the south-east side of the city. Halfway through the journey, the sky cleared momentarily. I glanced out the window and found myself face to face with the best landmark in Dublin – its colourful doors. In fact, the first photo I took in Dublin was through the bus window at that moment because there below me was a scene I somehow recognised. I didn’t realise what it was at first that made it seem like such a “Dublin” image, but it was, of course, the yellow and red doors. Even if you haven’t been to the Emerald Isle yourself, you’ve probably seen the posters, the calendars, the postcards of Dublin doors. They’re all over the city, but some of the best examples can be spotted around the historic squares: Parnell Square, Mountjoy Square, Merrion Square and Fitzwilliam Square as well as the central park, St. Stephen’s Green. On my first stroll back to the city centre …