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These historic photos of Dublin are great

A new book juxtaposes modern and historic scenes in the capital.

A NEW BOOK documenting the history of Dublin through its buildings has just been released.

Stones of Dublin – A History of Dublin in Ten Buildings features some amazing photographs that juxtapose modern and historic Dublin scenes.

The book was written by Lisa Marie Griffith, a historian and walking tour guide.

Griffith said that through her work as a guide she discovered that many Dubliners have never been into the capital’s most significant buildings.

For many, history is something distant and aloof but it needn’t be. The truth is that these buildings tell our collective story and they are each highly accessible. Getting to know them is a very rewarding experience.

City Hall

city hall2

In this photo, modern commuters stroll past Dublin City Hall, which is in the process of being secured during the War of Independence.

O’Connell Street

O Connel St

This montage positions the Spire’s predecessor, Nelson’s Pillar, and a Dublin suffering the aftermath of the 1916 Rising with the O’Connell Street of today. The street and much of the inner city were ruined from a heavy naval bombardment from the British warship Helga.

View of Christ Church Cathedral from across O’Donovan Rossa Bridge

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Bridge in front of Christ Church

The busy thoroughfare of 2014 is juxtaposed with pedestrians on Inns Quay from 1968.

Across the river from Christ Church Cathedral

across the river from Christ Church

This shot shows the view of Christ Church Cathedral as it was before the Wood Quay development was completed.

More information on Stones of Dublin is available here.

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