A Stranger in my own Town

img_3052-2I’ve lived in Dublin my whole life, so it might seem safe to assume I know the city inside out.

Or do I?

There isn’t a season of the year when tourists aren’t wandering its streets, and I love to see them look upon it all with fresh eyes. It’s beautiful. They make me wish I could see it for the first time.

Last night, I knew I would have a couple of hours to myself, so I brought my camera into town. Before I took a picture, I asked myself a question which was answered with the first click of the shutter.

How do you view your city as a stranger? You take its photograph.

As I sought objects of interest to capture, I spotted things I had never noticed, from the detail on the lamps of O’Connell Bridge to the curvature of the Liffey walls.

Dublin wouldn’t be Dublin without people, and to these new discoveries I could add something else that had never before been seen, and never would again; moments in their lives.

So, here are 24 photographs from my rediscovery of my city on one Saturday night in September. I hope you enjoy them.


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These images are also viewable on my Flickr profile.

By Emma Hynes
Twitter: @ELHynes
Facebook: @EmmaHynesWrites
Instagram: emmalouhynes

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