Georgian Dublin, Dublin
Favorite thing: Throughout the city, you'll find Georgian doors like this one. The area around Merrion Square (west of Trinity College) is particulary good for viewing these beautiful doors. Famous Dubliners to live here include Oscar Wilde and W.B. Yeats.
Georgian style is the most characteristic architecture feature of Dublin. It was developed as a symbol of the relative prosperity of the city during the 18th century and its primary feature is the repetition of geometric figures such as semicircles. The repetition of patterns is, indeed, what gives the Georgian style its unique nature; that could be admire, for instance, in the beautiful (and colorful) twin doors that adorns a good number of the city buildings.
Fondest memory: Despite the repetition of elements, not two Georgian doors are exactly equal; paying attention to the details is, as usual, a worthy activity.
Noticed the bright red door that caught my eye and which I managed to capture on film? Well, this lovely door can be found along St Stephen's Green, just next to the Le Meridien Shelbourne Hotel.
This is, in my opinion, the most outstanding feature of Dublin. Yes, their colorful doors. This unique feature sure makes this city stand out from all other cities that I've visited thus far. They are so bright and colorful; and can be found at every street corner.
For the really nice doors, I'd highly recommend that you check out those cool Georgian houses along Merrion Square.
Merrion Square itself is a very fine example of Georgian Dublin and a stroll around the square will give you a first hand experience of the famed Doors of Dublin now immortalized in a famous poster of the same name.
A stone's throw away, along Kildare Street, you can catch a glimpse of Dáil Eireann (read: the House of the Irish Parliament). Also on Kildare Street is The National Library which frequently houses art and photographic exhibitions, and the Taylor Galleries of Contempory Modern Art. All must-sees if you ask me.
Unfortunately, I didn't have much time to visit the museums.... but I passed it almost every other day! Big deal huh?