PHOTOS: How Dubliners saw their city over the course of one day

Twitter users across Dublin yesterday took shots of their capital city, with one lucky person winning a helicopter trip around the city courtesy of Dublin City Council. Here are some of the photos they took.

GETTING PEOPLE TO take a photograph of their Dublin is a big ask. How do you sum up a city of more than one million people in one image?

Perhaps unsurprisingly, a lot of the twitpics submitted by Twitter users yesterday as part of Digital Dublin Day featured the rain – people battling the elements on O’Connell Street, the rain hitting the beach at Sandymount, and the Liffey looking murky and grey (or at least, murkier and greyer than usual).

More unexpected though was the broad range of photos people took. Dublin City Council had asked Twitter users to take a photo of Dublin and tag it with the hashtag #mydubpic, which at one stage was trending in the capital on Friday. People photographed Dublin landmarks, iconic views and street scenes, showing Dublin through many different lenses.

Lord Mayor Naoise Ó Muirí last night chose the winner (above) of a side street off Dublin’s south quays taken by @rachel_violin, who won a helicopter trip around Dublin for her efforts. Here are some of the other photographs taken during the day:

PHOTOS: How Dubliners saw their city over the course of one day
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  • The winner taken by @rachel_violin

  • Taken by @tweetjames

  • The Convention Centre taken by @niallerc

  • Dinosaur at Liberty Hall by @Gaelgory

  • Shelbourne Hotel Garage taken by @tweetjames

  • The Custom House taken by @BruunLoss

  • Rain outside the GPO taken by @rodneybirch

  • MyDubPic

  • Rowers on the Liffey taken by @noinindaisy

  • U Are Alive street art off Camden Street by @smartiemartha

  • Mir, the sound of the city, by @Aperture11

  • The Dublin mountains taken by @niallerc

  • MyDubPic

  • The Liffey by @niamhsmith

  • Dog braving the rain on Sandymount Strand taken by @Dave_Fahy

  • The Liffey taken by @michaelconville

  • Jim Larkin taken by @Dgar13

Read: Dublin in a Day: Call to twitpic the capital city >

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