GALLERY: Here's how Dublin looks in the sun from 2000ft 7 years ago
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GALLERY: Here's how Dublin looks in the sun from 2000ft

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Dun Laoghaire pier
Dun Laoghaire pier
Dublin Airport
Dublin Airport
O' Connell Bridge
O' Connell Bridge
Croke Park
Croke Park
Dublin Bay
Dublin Bay
St. Stephen's Green
St. Stephen's Green
Killiney Hill
Killiney Hill
The Docklands
The Docklands
The Aviva
The Aviva
The Poolbeg Chimneys
The Poolbeg Chimneys
The Liffey
The Liffey
Bull Island
Bull Island
O' Connell Street
O' Connell Street
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WARNING! JOE does not take responsibility for anyone that suffers immense national pride as a result of viewing these pictures.

Yesterday afternoon we took to the skies over Dublin Bay in a whirlybird for a chance to see Dublin from a different angle.

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Sure, most of us have gotten a glimpse of the city when we intrusively lean over some stranger on an aeroplane and try sneak a peak out the window; but this is different.

By different we mean that if you can't see out of the window of an aeroplane, the pilot doesn't flip the plane on it's side to give you a better view. No, that'd be dangerous... but apparently in helicopters it's grand.

The Liffey The Liffey
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What was unreal to see while cruising over the bay was that one glance over your left shoulder and you see Howth Head, and one look right and you see Killiney Hill. Dublin's a pretty small place, but we cram a hell of a lot in and that's what makes it magical.

Thanks to the boys over at Canon cameras we got our hands on several slick lenses like the EF 11-24mm f/4L USM - the world's widest-angle rectilinear zoom lens, so capturing some crackers was not an issue at all. Click on our gallery for a proper goo.

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