When people talk about the doors of Dublin I assume that this is not the type of door that appeals to them but it is the sort that I like to photograph.

Recently student from China, who had difficulty find suitable accommodation, asked me how does one know the difference between 'Upper' and 'Lower' and the answer is that in general the section of a street nearest a river or canal is lower while the section furthest away from the river or canal is upper.

In the old days the better off people would live at the upper end of the street to avoid the smell of the water and also in order to avoid flooding. The exception is Mount Street Lower and Mount Street Upper as they are parallel but it could be argued the the lower street is closer to the river Liffey if the Grand Canal is not the reference.

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