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Clontarf Baths – New car parking


Observation on planning application for new car parking and access layout – Dublin City Council reg. ref. no. 2355/20

Thanks to the Council for the opportunity to comment on this Application. The Applicants are to be commended on their restoration of the old swimming baths and the construction of a well-designed contemporary building by Noonan Moran in a manner sensitive to the Dublin Biosphere and Birds Directive site. However the current application raises one or two issues that I would like to comment on, as someone who lives nearby and who swims and cycles regularly around the Bay… read more »

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Biking in the Netherlands

Randomish thoughts + snaps from a two-day visit in July 2019 with @patrickmorgan.



Above- Family biking in Utrecht. So civilised; so normalised!


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Manhattan High Line

Manhattan High Line in late November…


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Biking with… Paddy!


(Above) Paddy Cahill admires Groningen municipal offices

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Andaman Sea

Many if not most women -and quite a few men- in Myanmar have light-coloured patterns on their cheeks like these bottle-collecting girls on bikes.

My guidebook says this is Thanakha – a ground sandalwood-like paste, and it acts as a combination of skin conditioner, sunblock and make-up. read more »

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Cheating into Myanmar

Gosh Asia is big. Even the corner of Southeast Asia I’ve been wobbling through.

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An amble through Thai countryside

Climbing slowly towards the Myanmar border. Some interesting creatures and beautiful scenes.

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Building boom in Thailand?

Cranes everywhere, hoardings on every street and road advertising new houses, offices and apartments: Thailand seems to be developing again with gusto.

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Biking Bangkok

I’ve been biking round Bangkok now, including the day-and-a-half spent coming in from the countryside, for six days, covering maybe 100km including trips to the camping shop, bike tour hq, embassy and round hotels. The short version: it’s terrible!

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