I’ve just spent a couple of days in Dublin on a shoot for a very famous alcohol brand, and as I arrived in the fair city, I pondered on the changes that had taken place since I last visited 26 years ago.
From what I could remember Dublin used to feel like a British city, a slightly greyer version of Leeds or Liverpool, but with significantly more pubs; but now it felt like a much more European city than I realised. A crazy cross between Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Prague, vibrant with life on a Sunday night as if no one had to worry about the next day’s work.
I forgot how pretty the Georgian architecture was, how friendly and open the people were and how wonderfully musical the accent is. It was relaxed yet full of energy, and lots of people smiled. No one smiles in London. It was lovely.