Spire of Dublin in all it’s glory

I believe, that there is a way to take a good picture of the Spire of Dublin. But I took this one.
I tried to dance around it to find any way it would look as huge and monumental on the photo as it is in real life, but well, I guess it takes more tries.

The Spire is 121.2 metres high, and on the rainy day you can’t see the top – steel monument totally disappears in the grey sky. At night the top lightens up, I’ve always thought it’s because of the helicopters, but it’s possible that it has some other meaning. Anyway, it looks great at night, at least few meters of the monument on the top are lightened up serving as a beacon for the city center.

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  • http://fiveeurofood.com Charles Smith

    lol, looks like a giant dropped his toothpick :D They should crack the pavement a bit around the base to make it really seem like it fell out of the sky!

    • http://www.blackiewarner.com Blackie Warner

      According to Wikipedia (and Neil) ppl have different names for it, like
      * *The Spike, The Binge Syringe, The Stiletto in the Ghetto, The Nail in the Pale, The Pin in the Bin, The Stiffy at the Liffey, The Erection in the Intersection and The Rod to God. It looks a bit out of place, but still very impressive )

      • http://fiveeurofood.com Charles Smith

        Aaaaah, so this is “The Stiffy at the Liffey” :D I’ve heard tell of this from him before :D

        • http://fiveeurofood.com Charles Smith

          Also, you fail at making hyperlinks, lololol ;)

        • http://www.blackiewarner.com Blackie Warner

          You can only hope that he meant the spire of Dublin.