Friday, 4 September 2015

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS - Dublin "The Bank" Restaurant

At last we have arrived at The Bank Restaurant in Dublin and these shots are to fit in with the reflection meme.  I am showing you only images of the interior that ALL have reflections in them.  You see me upstairs in the first shot taking the photographs and all the walls on either side are mirrored.  
Hope you can work it out!


This site has been occupied since Viking times, as it is located in the oldest region of the city in close proximity to the viking Parliament or Thingmount. In the 17th and 18th centuries the area grew to even greater importance following the construction of Trinity College and later the Irish House of Parliament (Grattan’s Parliament) across the way on College Green. CLICK HERE to see those photographs.



Remember you are looking into a mirror.

In July 2nd of 1892 the Belfast Bank acquired this property from the British Mutual. The construction project that followed – a symbol of grandiose Victorian splendour – took two years to complete, costing in excess of £8,000.




The exterior is Franco-Scottish in inspiration and is unique in that it is one of Dublin’s rare examples of Scottish sandstone. The interior, which was once the main banking hall, is a stunning example of merchant power and patronage displaying an extraordinary ornate setting, stained glass ceiling, mosaic tiled floors and spectacular hand carved plasterwork and cornicing.


I hope you enjoyed seeing the interior of The Bank. 

The next time I am lunching there I will take more photographs of the more interesting and historical aspects of the building.

I am linking this post with WEEKEND REFLECTIONS. 

Many thanks for your visit and also to all those who leave comments.

26 comments:

  1. I`ve never expected such a beautiful place inside. WOW, I`m speechless. I think at the first visit you don`t know where to look first. Thanks for sharing your visit and your photos. Also very interesting.

    Greetings to you

    N☼va

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  2. It doesn't get much more spectacular than that...
    Wow.

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  3. Very opulent dining! A great experience too!

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  4. This is a very elegant building. Wonderful reflections thanks to the mirror. Have a great weekend Margaret.

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  5. Hello Margaret, what a lovely restaurant. Your reflection images are beautiful. Have a happy Friday and weekend ahead!

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  6. A beautiful old building which makes a stunning venue for a restaurant. I do love the stained glass skylight.

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  7. What a lot of bling for a restaurant. I can see why it would be fun to dine there.

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  8. What a spectacular venue for lunch. Very opulent indeed.

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  9. What a wonderful place! I definitely enjoyed the tour!

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  10. lol, my first thought was, Christmas. :) Lots going on here. both light and reflections :)

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  11. It seems mind-boggling to sort out the real versus the reflections. What an elegant building to turn into a restaurant and shops. How was the food?

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  12. Wonderful place, and your idea of doing it with reflections is most creative!

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  13. It does amaze me that man was able to build such intricate architectural masterpieces so many years ago when they didn't have the equipment that we have today. That makes them that much more endearing to me. This is an amazing restaurant and your reflections are perfect. Would love to dine in such a place ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  14. Margaret
    you showed fantastic place.
    It charmed me.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Lucia

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  15. What a splendid building- especially the ceiling! so grand

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  16. super clear reflections..and it looks like a wonderful place!

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  17. What a beautiful place! Thank you very much for the visit inside the Bank. Grandiose!

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  18. WOW! That is a spectacular building. All the ornate details would take a while to sink in.

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  19. Wow, such gorgeous interiors. Thanks for sharing this wonderful shots!

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  20. A very interesting post with some amazing photos - what a beautiful place :)

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  21. Beautiful interior of The Bank...amazing photos and stunning reflection...

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  22. Wonderful reflection, Margaret. Somehow I missed this posting yesterday ... seems as if I was to busy bird-watching on your blog ... :)

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