"Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin"
Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin. Built approx 1,000 years ago, this scene is taken looking up from Dame Street, a view I often thought overlooked by many artists and creates a great perspective for painting.
The Cathedral is the oldest working structure in Dublin and house's a very rare copy of the 14th century Magna Carta. Is also the final resting place for the great Norman invader, Strongbow.
Built a short distance from the banks of the River Liffey, Christchurch formed part of a perimeter wall that protected Dublin in this era from raiders and to live within these walls you had to pay a tax or tariff for this protection. This is why the part of Dublin city just outside these walls became famously known as the "Liberties".
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