Open House Dublin 2013 – No. 31 Leeson Close

This past weekend was the annual Open House Dublin, where many buildings of historical and architectural interest are opened up for public viewing and guided tours. One of my favourite attractions for this Open House weekend is the muse at No. 31 Leeson Close, which renowned Irish Architect Sam Stephenson designed as his first home in 1958. It is now a guest house run by the very friendly new owners.
I only took detail photos unfortunately, as there were so many people around.

The sunken lounge in No. 31
Chair - No. 31
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Body&Soul 2013

The Body&Soul Festival 2013 was held in June at Ballinlough Castle, Co. Meath, with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds as the headline act (which was awesome!). The new addition of the Midnight Circus tent this year featured a number of acts, as well as nightly performances from Lucent Dossier (featuring the brilliant Elaine McCague from PaperDolls on trapeze). Friends were involved throughout the festival too, creating the awesome decor for the Midnight Circus tent and art installations around the grounds. For more, see my gallery here.

Elaine on the trapeze
Elaine on the trapeze

MACBA, Barcelona 2012

I have been going through some images from my Barcelona trip in 2012 again. Here are a few of Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art.

Barcelona Beach House

An image from the start of Summer 2012 – a sculpture on the beach in Barcelona, taken while visiting my younger brother. Even in the early Summer, Barcelona is a load warmer than Dublin gets in mid-Summer, so the heat was thoroughly enjoyed. The architecture, both old and new, is brilliant too.

A city I will definitely need to visit on a few more occasions!

Beach House - Copyright 2013 Hywel Evans

Photos Around Town

I took these a good while back during my occasional scrolls around town and have only got around to doing anything with them recently. Click on any of the photos to view them large in the lightbox, using your keyboard arrow keys to navigate through them.