Friday Bench: Dublin

Since I last went to Dublin in 2005, all kinds of buildings have sprung up, mainly of the luxury flats variety and today most of them seem to be empty or sparsely populated owing to the demise of the Celtic Tiger economy. Some of the more unusual on offer were these flats by the entrance to the Museum of Contemporary Art which are reminiscent of a Mondrian painting or suchlike.

In contrast the forlorn nature of the men sitting on the bench alongside was most striking. I’m not sure how permanent this bench might be…