Dublin's disappearing. Well some of it is anyway. Thankfully planning laws have evolved a lot in recent years. Today it's a lot more difficult to tear down buildings. Buildings are still getting demolished though - often to be replaced by very different and much taller ones. These new buildings effect the overall streetscape and skyline too, both of which appear to be changing at pace these days.
I actually can't remember when I first thought of doing this, but sometime over the past two years, I decided that I should start taking photos of interesting old buildings, as I come across them, because they may not be there forever. The above Grand Canal Dock, Ringsend Bus Depot (Co. Dublin, Ireland) is just one such great example. There's something about this building facade that I really love and the 'yellow box' on the road in front really adds something to the visual vista.
This definitely isn't a new idea and I'm sure that many people are already doing it, but still, I'd like to encourage all you guys to think about taking photos of interesting buildings in your own parts of the world, especially the older ones, with a view towards cataloguing this architecture for future generations! Here are a few of more of my favourite buildings in Dublin and London to hopefully inspire the start of your own catalogues. As always, do feel welcome to get in touch with me directly here if you have any photography kit or workflow questions!