The WDD Blue Monument challenge:
In 2010, over 900 monuments and buildings in 84 countries lit in blue on 14 November to raise awareness of diabetes and World Diabetes Day. As a result of the continued popularity of this initiative, it will continue to be a core component of the WDD campaign. In 2011, the blue lightings will take centre stage for all World Diabetes Day-related grass-roots activities and events, reinforcing the link between the colour blue and diabetes, and strengthening recognition of the Blue Circle as the global symbol of diabetes.
In Ireland, to date, the following Buildings will ‘Go Blue’ in support of Diabetes.
- Fire Restaurant at the Mansion House
- PricewaterhouseCoopers, IFSC
- The Convention Center, North Quay
- The Dublin Wheel, Point Village, East Wall Road
Diabetes Ireland plan on growing this list over the next two weeks, and if feasible any new additions will be added to the walk.
The current plan is to meet at the Mansion House on Dawson Street between 6.45pm & 7pm on Monday 14th November. We will start by photographing Fire Restaurant from there we will walk to the IFSC to the PricewaterhouseCoopers building, then onwards to The Convention Centre and finally on to The Dublin Wheel. See below for the route.
Due to circumstances beyond the control of the Convention Centre and Diabetes Ireland, the Convention Centre will be going blue on 13th but are unable to use the blue lighting on 14th, so the Convention Centre will not now be a part of the walk. If anyone is around Dublin on 13th Nov, you might want to get some shots of the building in it’s blue lighting.
Diabetes Ireland has been in contact with all of the locations and so we will have no problem taking photographs. I’d like to thank Kate Moran for her assistance in doing this.
There is now a group on pix.ie “Diabetes Ireland WDD 2011″ for the event to enable everyone share their photos from the walk, just upload to pix.ie and use the tag WDD2011. Diabetes Ireland would also appreciate it if Photowalkers would allow them publish some photographs in their magazine (credit will be given) contact details will be available on the night for those willing to provide some of their shots.
If you are talking part, warm clothing and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. A tripod could be useful too.
Oh, there’ll be T-Shirt for everyone taking part!
Diabetes Ireland have just announced that they would like to feature the best photograph from the Blue Monuments photowalk on the front cover of of ‘Diabetes Ireland’ magazine.
The route we will be following is:
Starting at Fire Restaurant beside the Mansion House, we will then walk across Molesworth St to Kildare St (turn left) down Kildare St on to Leinster St (turn right) continue to Lincoln Place, around to Westland Row, continue along Lombard St to City Quay (turn right) continue along Sir John Rogerson’s Quay (at this point we can photography Beckett Bridge with Dublin Wheel behind it) spend some time in this area shooting across the river towards PWC, DCC. Cross the Beckett Bridge (turn right) travel along the quays to the Dublin Wheel. Around the wheel & East Wall road. End of walk. Personally I will probably talk the Luas from the Point Village stop back to Connolly.
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