I’ve always been quite fond of textures and patterns. I find that, even in the seemingly harsh and cold medium of concrete and glass there can be beauty. I spent a few hours the other day in the Docklands, one of the newest parts of Dublin City, where there are lots of modern buildings as well as ongoing construction, and the light was just right to really emphasis the aesthetics of these elements.
In a city that is known for its history, it’s also impressive to see the modern architecture continue to bring new life to the quarter. Unless you're working there, however, I’m not sure that the average person visits the area. It’s always pretty quiet around there, as it’s mostly offices and apartments, and I wonder how many people even know just what these areas are like. Between the patterns of glass and metal on the newer offices and theatre, to the light and shadow falling on the concrete towers of the in-progress construction sites, to the tall cranes, standing guard over the yet to be born buildings, the beauty of this urban landscape never ceases to impress me.