After you live in one place for a while, you forget the things that drew you to it in the first place (or at least I do!). You begin to take it for granted and get down on it as familiarity sets in and all you see are the things that annoy you. When I get like this about Dublin, I have a quick remedy: Herbert Park. It’s one of my favorite spots in the city — very tranquil, always lush and just a short stroll from my house.
This happens to be one of my favorite spots in Herbert Park — I have about 10,000 photos of it but this is one of my favorites — taken with my Diana F+, pinhole camera. And it’s hard to tell but there’s a tiny little white ball of fluff in the back of the image — that would be my trusty companion, Tilly.