URBAN EXPRESSION AND DEPRESSION AT THE BERNARD SHAW - RICHMOND VILLAS WHICH MAY CEASE TO EXIST IN THE NEAR FUTURE

URBAN EXPRESSION AND DEPRESSION AT THE BERNARD SHAW

As the Bernard Shaw pub is due to close before the end of October and move to the Racket at Cross Guns Bridge I decided that I should visit the area this week.

This was once a great location for street art but, as is the case elsewhere in the city, the quality has declined over the last few years. I think that it could be now be described as a horrible mess

The built environment in Dublin is changing faster than I can photograph the changes and there is an area on South Richmond Street that has caught me by surprise as many of the restaurants and shops have closed or disappeared.

Richmond Villas [now shown as Richmond Street South on Google Maps] was a place to visit if you were interested in Street Art but now it is dominated by a huge construction site [Charlemont Square where Amazon will be located] and I assume that the laneway will no longer exist once the building project has been completed and also because the Bernard Shaw pub will close before the end of this year [2019].


Earlier in the year I had a chat with one of the construction workers and he told me that one of the tower cranes was currently the tallest in the city and that more cranes would be added soon ... I counted five while I was talking to him.

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