I headed into the city yesterday to go for a walk and take some photos. It was a beautiful spring day, and while there's been some nice days this year so far, yesterday was glorious. While there was still a cold bite to the air, the sky was a beautiful shade of blue, the light was a rich golden hue, and the air was fresh and breezy. Spring is definitely here now. You can really see it in Stephen's Green with the blooming of the spring flowers and daffodils. The plumb blossoms are also starting to come out, end even the grass is starting to loose it's winter sheen and looked somewhat greener that it has done lately.
It was lovely and peaceful in the park too. It was relatively quiet and I really enjoyed just standing there and taking in the fresh air and the sights of the young swans swimming in the lake.
From there I headed down Grafton street and towards O'Connell bridge. I stopped to take in the progress on the Luas works, and I was actually quite surprised how far it's come, even since Christmas. One set of tracks seems to be completed all around Trinity, and they've even put a road surface back over it, and it looks like it was always there.
On O'Connell bridge I stopped and looked up the river towards the other bridges, and the conference centre in the distance. The water of the Liffey was a deep blue and the bright sunlight was reflecting off the buildings and the glass of the conference centre in the distance. Finally I headed up towards the GPO as I wanted to get some nice shots of it in the spring sunshine.
It was so nice to have such a lovely day after what seemed like such a long winter. While we're back to the usual gloom again today, I'm glad I got out and enjoyed the city coming to life under that beautiful blue sky.