Discarded door on Dollymount strand, Bull Island, Dublin

Discarded door on Dollymount strand, Bull Island, Dublin. I knocked, but there was no on in, and someone had filled the letterbox with sand.


Update 17/11/2008 - I just sold the first print of this! It's orderable here »


Bull Island is a UNESCO protected biosphere reserve in the Northern suburbs of Dublin. It features two golf clubs, and Dollymount beach, used for kitesurfing and other outdoor activities. Wildlife includes seals and bird life.


From an ongoing series:

The Things I Found On Bull Island

  • **amber_** 7y

    absolutely love, love, love this shot! the clouds are fantastic, the composition is spot on - and I think the power plant (?) in the background just makes it that much more intriguing!
  • Simon Baddeley PRO 7y

    Are you sure this isn't a doorway into a tunnel that goes under the sea to Liverpool? I'm sure I saw a similar door on the beach there recently.
  • Dave Walsh PRO 7y

    Thanks! Kinda annoying how people march in and tell me how to crop my pictures tho...
  • Byron Winton 7y

    A door only the Gunslinger can open!
  • Mandy Matz 7y

    Dave!! I LOVE this photo (AS IS!! NO crop!!) :)
  • Michael Lynch 7y

    Brilliant photo. Love the simplicity and the perspective.
  • Dave Walsh PRO 7y

    Thanks folks! You've all inspired me - I'm sell prints of this one

    I deleted the "crop it" note, too distracting...
  • Bill PRO 7y

  • turgidson PRO 7y

    Knock knock, open wide, see what's on the other side. It's probably Dublin zoo. It always was in Bosco anyway. I found a door on Bray beach once although it looked more like the monolith from 2001.
  • Dave Walsh PRO 7y

    Hey, I just sold a 20x13 print of this! Wahey!
    Orderable here »
  • **amber_** 7y

  • slapheadirl 7y

    and I'm still looking for a spot to hang it! It does look fabliss though.
  • Ashley Lowry 6y

    Super shot... I love it! Was out there recently but didn't see this or any seals (sadly!)
  • Dave Walsh PRO 6y

    Thanks Ashley!
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Taken on November 8, 2008
  • EF28-70mm f/2.8L USM
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