The best way to see Dublin is to take your time walking around the city. Stop for a Guinness in a local pub, pay homage to a temple of literature at Trinity College’s library and try to see how many different colored doors you spot on the city’s Georgian houses.
Check out the Instagram pics from Gadling’s recent trip to Ireland. If these get you thinking about a trip of your own, our friends at AOL Travel have a great Dublin travel guide.
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When Singapore-based photographer Fong Qi Wei decided to photograph cities around the world, his approach to the project was different than that of most photographers in that his primary focus was to capture the passage of time. To do so, Qi Wei took several photos of the same scene over a span of a few hours and then developed a composite image of the scene. With an artful eye, Qi Wei managed to make several photographs, mostly of locations in Singapore, come together as standalone pieces – ones that beautifully captures the passage of time.
In the last year, travel and Instagram have grown to go hand in hand. Seriously, how many photos did you post during your last trip?
Banking on our selfie and hashtagging obsessions, the new boutique 1888 Hotel in Sydney, Australia has made Instagram a key part of its visitors’ experience. The lobby features a digital mural of Instagram shots, the front desk has a map of top picture taking spots that you should be sure to put on your to-do list, it offers a free night’s stay to anyone with more than 10,000 Instagram followers and there’s a specific booth for taking selfies when you check in, ensuring that you can make your friends jealous immediately.
The photo-friendly theme makes sense; 1888 is not only a reference to the year that the building was constructed, but also when Kodak launched the first box and roll camera, the kind of thing you didn’t need a vintage filter for.
But if you go, make sure you know how to take good pictures: each month the guest that snaps the best Instagram photo will get a free night’s stay.
The Berlin Wall has been a symbol of oppression and tyranny ever since it went up. When it fell in 1989, the world rejoiced and many hoped we would now live in a world without barriers.
As a new exhibition at a remaining part of the wall shows, however, that hasn’t turned out to be the case.
“Wall on Wall” is a photographic exhibition by German photographer Kai Wiedenhoefer. He has traveled the world taking photographs of barriers between people and nations and his exhibition features giant posters of his images plastered on the Berlin Wall. Large-format photos of walls between North and South Korea, the U.S. and Mexico, and Israel and Palestine cover a long stretch of the Berlin Wall on the flip side of the popular East Side Gallery.
The photos also show walls within countries that divide populations, such as those in Belfast and Baghdad. On my recent trip to Iraq I saw many of these walls, designed to separate Shia and Sunni neighborhoods in an attempt to reduce sectarian violence. Like the Berlin Wall, they’ve become a blank canvas for Iraqi graffiti artists.
“Wall on Wall” runs until September 13.
This Photo of the Day, titled “Toronto Skyline,” comes from Gadling Flickr pool member Joe Newman who hosts Cosmic Smudge, a blog that combines his passions of traveling, adventure, writing and photography.
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