I’ve not been to Dublin for fifteen years. The whole city has changed greatly in that time, and O’Connell Street typifies those changes. Many of the cheap shop fronts have been replaced, the wide roadway has been narrowed to create a more pedestian-friendly boulevard, and the Monument of Light (the world’s tallest sculpture) now dominates the skyline. The wonderful facade of the General Post Office (Árd-Oifig an Phuist), scene for the proclamation of independence during the Easter Uprising of 1916, has been restored to its full glory, although you can still see bullet marks on the columns of the portico if you look closely enough.
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