Describing Architecture


Alleyways near Mountjoy Square / Ste Murray


Photographs on photographic paper


“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
Henry David Thoreau

These images, part of a larger body of work, were taken around the alleyways of Mountjoy Square as research into the area for my final year in UCD Architecture. Away from the park and the grandeur of the Georgian facades, lie the small connecting routes of the lanes. Often overlooked, my task was to look harder. Each image starts to tell a story about the decaying detritus and slowly deteriorating world that exists there. The photographs are a testament to how much can be discovered during a short stroll, reminding us of the many layers of history that exist in our city. I was aiming to explore the neglected and disregarded traces of life which had manifested over time; searching with my camera for potential clues of occupancy from the past, thus informing potential opportunities in the future.



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