Boy on a Wall

Dublin, Ireland, 2015

I’ve decided to go back to my 2015 trip to Ireland for today’s post.  More specifically – to Dublin.
I was walking down by the River Liffey, which is the river that runs through the middle of the city, when  I happened to see a boy standing and balancing himself atop the wall of the embankment that runs along the river (below).
This seemed to be dangerous enough, but when he saw me, he jumped over to the other side of the wall and seemed to suspend himself by his arms as he asked me to take a photo of him!  It was a great photo to get, for sure (above), but I was appalled that this kid would act so carelessly.

It was after the boy had climbed back over to the wall to the sidewalk that I walked over to where he had been and took a look down to find that he had in fact been standing on a metal ladder that lead down to the river below!
By the way, the bridge across the Liffey seen in the second photo is the famous Ha’penny Bridge. Built in 1816 to replace the ferries that crossed the river and officially called the Liffey Bridge, this pedestrian bridge gets its “ha’penny” name from the half-penny that was charged as a toll for people who used it.  I like the way that you can feel the bridge bounce up and down under foot as you cross it.

The Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin, 2015

About Dave Rudin

Dave Rudin is a fine art photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. He specializes in art nude and travel photography, using black & white film and making silver gelatin prints in a darkroom.
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